The reason why is kind of simple, and very annoying.
You see, the body is an adaptive machine, always adapting to whatever you give it.
Most people slow down in December — and that’s all it takes for your body to adjust.
It adjusts to the decrease in movement by slowing down your metabolism. Then it adapts to the bad food (usually high carb) by becoming less fat adapted. As I mentioned before, when you are poorly fat adapted, you will get hungry instead of using body fat for energy.
So how does this look?
It means your metabolism is slower AND you’re hungrier than before.
This is the fundamental combination of weight gain.
It’s important to nip this in the bud ASAP before it gets worse. The longer you delay reversing the adaptations the harder it is to get back on track. It’ll mean even more pounds needing to be lost to get you back to feeling good.
Here’s some steps you can take to get back on track this January:
1. Skip breakfast for a week. The cravings and hunger will be likely be unbearable throughout the morning but it will kick start fat adaption and kill your addiction to carbs.
2. Go for a 30-minute walk everyday. The best time is in the morning.
3. Do 3 sets of 10 standing air squats upon waking.
Give these a shot and see how you feel. You should see an uptick in metabolism and reduction in cravings after the first week.
As always, if you’d like our help to get you back on track, feel free to book a free consultation to get started!