‘Metabolism’ is this magical word that we know is somehow associated with our overall health and ability to lose fat, but very few of us know exactly what it means or how it functions to help us attain our health goals.
At, Jack Kunkel Alternative Medicine we want to help you understand the way your body works so you can learn sustainable ways of achieving your fat loss goals the right way!
This article will discuss common causes of a damaged metabolism, why a faster metabolism results in faster fat loss, and most importantly how we can help you repair your metabolism, so let’s get started.
A culprit of a Damaged Metabolism: Low Quality, Processed Fast Food
We’ve all heard the common adage ‘you are what you eat’ but what does that even mean? If I eat a pizza, does it mean I am a pizza? Of course not, but kind of! This phrase is referring to the monumental impact the food you eat has on your body and overall heath.
The obesity crisis in America is a testament to this adage and helps to illustrate why high-quality food is the starting point of any fat loss journey. Fast-food restaurants are conveniently within walking distance in almost every corner of our country, but they offer food that is low-quality, sometimes low calorie, and highly nutrient-deficient. It does nothing good for your body besides spiking your insulin levels and giving you a superficial sense of feeling full.
Food quality has been all but forgotten. Processed foods, in general, lack nutritional value because they are taken out of their natural state, meaning they are highly processed. Most often, there is food out there that appears to be healthy, but it is grown in depleted soil with unnatural fertilizers, making it nutrient deficient!
The reality is if you count your calories, you will still lose weight whether you focus on quality or not but eating processed foods over time will ultimately backfire! The same holds for eating quality food; once you start eating this way, you may not see the results for three months, but the results will last! So it’s not just about losing fat, its also about keeping it off and doing it in a way that’s sustainable for your body in the long term.
The fact that fast food is bad for you is common knowledge to almost everyone but teenagers; many of us have a solid grasp of this basic knowledge which is what prevents us from stuffing McDonalds into our faces every day, but the sad truth is, staying away from fast food alone will not get you the fat loss results you are looking for, and it certainly won’t improve your overall health. More often than not, even the most well-intentioned people can destroy their metabolism because they are not looking at all the factors impacting your health simultaneously. Everyone’s body and metabolism are different and there is no one size fits all solution, which is why seeing an alternative medical practitioner that can offer you a personalized solution can make all the difference when trying to achieve your goals.
The Accomplice: Fad Diets that ‘Help’ You Lose Weight Fast, and Gain it Back Faster
The ultimate goal for permanent fat loss lies in losing body fat, not just “weight” in general. This seems like a no-brainer, but the truth is that so many people are dieting the wrong way, leading to the wrong type of “weight” loss.
You are probably saying to yourself, “There is a bad type of weight loss?” That’s right! Not all “weight” loss is good, especially if it’s not done correctly. Commonly, fad dieters are provided with no education and biased information, which ultimately results in a damaged metabolism.
When you go on one of these fad diets, your metabolism will shut down because your body doesn’t know that you are starving it on purpose whereas a high metabolism will burn body fat and use up energy. On these fad diets, since your body thinks it’s being starved, it will try to use muscle as a source of energy instead which is extremely counterproductive since your muscle is the driving force of your metabolism.
Although this might not seem like a big deal at first because you’re still seeing a lower number when you step on the scale, that number is lying to you. Muscles are made up of about 75% water, so when someone goes on a crash fad diet and loses 30lbs in the first 30 days, it’s a mixture of muscle, water, and not nearly as much fat as they would like. Furthermore, muscle is an insufficient energy source for your body, which can cause many more problems down the road.
The real kicker is, you’ve worked so hard to lose 30 lbs in 30 days, but good luck keeping it off! Eating a ton of food-like products, as many fad diets instruct, damages your metabolism by lowering thyroid function and lean muscle mass and causes a change in how your body reacts when it’s introduced to real food again5. The body is made to adapt. It wants to be prepared for the next time that a drastic decrease in calorie consumption (e.g., starvation) could happen. Even though your brain knows that you have food available at any time, the body’s instincts take over to protect us. In this case, by storing fat. Eating is actually your ally when looking to lose body fat, but choosing quality foods, eating them at the right time, and having portion control is the key.
Why Faster Metabolisms Result in Faster (and more permanent) Fat Loss:
Your metabolism is one of the most important bodily functions for losing body fat, and the key to permanent weight loss is to maintain or gain lean muscle while torching off body fat.
Why lean muscle? Well, one pound of resting lean muscle burns around 10 calories a day! This means that our goal is to create lean muscle on your frame to aid in your fat loss. The more lean muscle you have on your frame, the higher your metabolism, the more calories you burn just by performing your daily activities.
The Best Way to Repair your Damaged Metabolism? Stick to Your Guns and Don’t go it Alone!
Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither will your dream body. Instead, by giving your body a healthy foundation, month by month, you are going to get better. So sticking to your guns and putting in the hard work now will lead to lifetime results, little by little.
Make sure to change the way that you think. In a year from now, you could have lost tons of body fat, gained a bunch of lean muscle, and all by doing it the right way.
That’s where we come in. We’re here to help you attain your fat loss goals the right way!
The bottom line is that if your metabolism is damaged and you don’t repair it, fat loss will be much harder to attain. Would you drive a car with a gunked-up engine on a long drive? Of course not! This is why fixing your metabolism is the first step in seeing permanent results, but it can be difficult to know where to start.
At Jack Kunkel Alternative Medicine, we’ve helped hundreds of patients with their fat loss journey and have helped people attain the physique in a healthy way.
To be able to do this, we’ve invested in the best cutting-edge tech to assist you on your path to wellness and to allow for a deeper understanding of your health. This includes medical innovations such as Nutrition Response Testing® which is an analytical tool we use to determine exactly what’s going on in your body so we can better understand how to treat the issues, Cellcore Bioscience Muscle Testing® which uses Functional Biochemistry and powerful Physics on specific organs to provide rapid results as well as other forms of technology like DNA testing, True Cellular Detox, and Nerve-Express Heart Rate Variability®.
Furthermore, our patients receive immediate results that are extremely accurate and go beyond just assisting with fat loss. We test you for things your general practitioner wouldn’t even dream of and definitely doesn’t understand; this allows us to see the bigger picture and determine the underlying issues that could be causing other problems. This holistic approach will improve not only your waistline, but your overall health. Some of the issues we treat and cure daily range from common symptoms such as fatigue, pain, cognitive dysfunction, acne, allergies and food sensitivities, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, PMS and menopause, weight gain, and headaches to more complex ones like Lyme disease, mold and mycotoxins, bacteria (including H. pylori, E. coli, etc.), parasites, chemical toxins, mitochondrial function (including cellular energy production) Autoimmune conditions, Cancer, Diabetes, Thyroid issues, and tissue regeneration, just to name a few.
When you go to see a general practitioner who is trained in traditional western medicine for any of the issues and ailments listed above, you will likely experience extremely long wait times to treat the issue and when you are eventually ‘treated’, it will be with antibiotics or other pharmaceuticals that have a long list of horrible side effects. This is not the case when you come to Jack Kunkel Alternative Medicine. We understand that the issues you’re facing can’t wait 6 months to be addressed which is why we begin treatment immediately and refuse to pump you full of harsh chemicals and drugs. Instead, you will receive natural, safe, alternative medicinal treatment that will not cause stressful side effects.
Don’t delay your goals of fat loss and better health any longer! Come see us at Jack Kunkel Alternative Medicine to see what we can do for you!