Ask the Coaches: How G-Flux Helps You Burn More Flab
Q: I feel that because of my past chronic, yo-yo dieting, in addition to my increasing age, I’m suffering from a sluggish metabolism. I’m currently trying to lose 20 pounds (again), only this time it’s coming off very slowly. Are there any simple tricks I can use to “repair” the damage I may have done to my metabolism and get things going again?
Hi Helen! Thanks for taking the time to reach out to us.
Yes, it’s true that chronic dieting, especially yo-yo dieting, can do some real damage to your metabolism, but I do have a great “metabolism-repairing” solution to share with you today, and it involves increasing something known as “G-flux.”
If you’ve never heard of G-flux, here’s a simple formula for increasing it: Eat more; exercise more. Sounds pretty simple, but let’s take a deeper look.
Exercise increases metabolism. Eating increases metabolism. The trick is learning to balance the two, so you still create a negative calorie balance.
Allow me to explain…
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Sedentary people (i.e., folks who just sit around and don’t exercise) have painfully slow metabolisms. This is due to many hormonal factors resulting from a lack of exercise along with the fact that these individuals never really “teach” their bodies to burn additional calories.
Likewise, chronic dieters share the same plight. When you chronically under-eat, your metabolism slows down as a starvation protection mechanism, and the oh-so-slow metabolism blues start a-playin’.
On the contrary, exercise and eating are metabolism boosters. That being said, it’s not very likely that eating more by itself will ever do wonders for your fat-loss efforts.
But when you combine eating more with a high caloric burn via exercise, you get the best of both worlds.
For example, let’s say your basal metabolic rate allows you to burn 2,000 calories a day. Knowing this, you go on a diet and begin eating 1,500 calories a day, putting you 500 calories in the hole. Now, on the surface, a 500-calorie deficit would appear to be a good thing, but unfortunately, you’ve done your metabolism NO favors here. In fact, under-eating only decreases metabolism with each passing day—as you’ve experienced.
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So, “dieting” as we know it is not the method of choice for creating a calorie deficit, especially when trying to repair your metabolism.
Now let’s take a similar scenario. You burn 2,000 calories a day, but instead of “dieting,” you start eating 300 calories MORE each day, and you also burn 800 extra calories through exercise. The result? The SAME 500-calorie deficit (2,800 calories burned, 2,300 calories consumed) but you increase your metabolism through eating and exercising more. Hello!
That’s the power of G-flux. Apply the concept, and watch your metabolism skyrocket!
PS- If you have any health questions, please feel free to comment below. Our team of coaches will answer as many as possible.