Boost Your Metabolism

Feeling Sluggish? Let's Kick Start Your Metabolism Again!

Do you find yourself feeling sluggish on a daily basis?

Are you sick of feeling lethargic and tired but still not sleeping?

Your metabolism can be affecting your lifestyle. Find out what type of ‘metaboliser’ you are and start adjusting your diet and lifestyle to kickstart it again.


What is metabolism?

Metabolism or metabolic rate is the speed your body uses the food you eat for energy. Many of us think that we are stuck with a slow metabolism, and worry that it slows down as we get older.


Signs your metabolism has slowed down.

  1. Low body temperature.
  2. Feeling tired all the time.
  3. Gaining weight easily and difficulty losing weight.
  4. Hormonal signs.
  5. Your body is under stress.

What type of metaboliser are you?

Top Tip: We are all different and have different body types, it is important to tweak any health advice to suit your own needs and lifestyle.


There are 4 different types of metabolisers:

  1. Sedentary/inactive: You spend most of the day sitting down, whether your job requires you too or not. Symptoms can include insulin resistance such as: feeling tired, big appetite, brain fog and being overweight.

Try this: Teach your metabolism to burn fat again with a low carb diet.

  • Avoid processed sugars such as sweets, candy, desserts, cake, biscuits. Also starchy food such as bread, rice, potatoes. All of these are hard to digest.
  • Eat a portion of protein and healthy fat-containing food at each meal, such as nuts, seeds, coconut oil and avocados. These keep you going, plus eating fat gives your body the message to use fat for fuel instead of carbs!
  • Stick to 3 regular meals a day and avoid snacking. Take 2 teaspoons of our Beauty Blend in a glass of water or in a smoothie to help curb your sugar cravings.
  • Fast overnight - This does not mean starve yourself for 48 hours then binge eat for 12. Have at least 12 hours without eating every night. This means that if you eat dinner at 6pm, wait until after 6am the following morning before you have breakfast.

 

  1. Active: You are physically fit and train at the gym or even at home upto 5 times per week. But you suffer from colds, infections or feel run down more often.

Try this: Give your body more fuel to keep going by customising your carbs to your exercise level.

  • If you have high-level goals, or you are performance training, think about what your sport/activity demands from your body – for high impact or high intensity training (anaerobic activities) you may need to introduce more starchy foods.
  • A diet that is low in starchy, carbohydrate foods like grains and flours, these are great for aiding in weight loss, but to perform well in intense exercise, carefully chosen carbohydrates will help keep your metabolism and immune system functioning well.
  • Try introducing buckwheat or quinoa, sweet potato, celeriac, swede, and parsnips into your diet e.g. a portion for lunch in advance of an afternoon session, and another with your evening meal to refuel after exercise.

 

  1. Skinny: Are you a lifelong dieter, you have not even touched or eaten carbs for so long, you eat very little and do not do much exercise because you have low energy. You seem to feel the cold more than other people.

Try this: Kick your metabolism into action with regular nourishing meals and more exercise.

  • Eat more and move more! Eating and exercise increase your thermal rate, which also improves your metabolism. Begin with 3 meals and 2 snacks per day. Plus some exercise that you enjoy at least 4 times per week such as walking, running, bouncing on a trampoline, yoga, etc.
  • Eat 1 tbsp coconut oil every day – the type of fat is in the family of MCT oils (medium chain triglycerides) this oil is used quickly and easily in your body for a burst of energy and not stored as fat.

 

  1. Hormonal: Your hormones are completely out of sync, your hands and feet are always cold, your periods are all over the place and you put on weight too easily.

Try this: Help your hormonal balance by reducing stress on your body and support your thyroid gland, which controls your body’s metabolic rate.

  • Reduce caffeine, alcohol, and sugary foods, which cause spikes and dips in blood sugar levels and push your body into a state of stress. Substitute your morning frothy coffee for a dose of our Beauty Blend. We use Guarana, which is nature’s caffeine source, as one the 10 ingredients blended together to create our super smooth and versatile product.
  • Get some support at work or at home to improve situations that are making you feel stressed. This could be a chat to your boss or switching to online grocery shopping, just think about what could make your life easier and do it Beauty!
  • Reduce your intake of foods that are famous for causing irritation and sensitivities (get to know your own body) in the digestive system, this includes gluten-containing grains like wheat, barley, rye and oats, plus dairy products, additives in processed foods and pesticides from non-organic food. Try to go for the natural and organic, whole foods as much as possible.
  • Eat more foods containing iodine such as seaweed, and choose natural sea salt to season your food. Iodine nourishes your thyroid gland which contributes to your metabolism. Get lots of sleep, your sleep (or circadian) rhythm regulates your hormones and your energy burning capacity. Try to be asleep before 22.30 each night and aim for 8 hours per night – a great tactic is to start getting ready for bed an hour before you are aiming to be asleep, this will help you relax and hopefully stop the ‘counting how many hours you will get if you fall asleep now’ happening.

Love OMG x

October 09, 2017 by Natalie Diver
Summer Reading List

Oh My Glow Summer Reading List

Hey Loves!

Summertime is a GREAT time to slow it down and relax with an amazing book! (Or E-Book, we get it!) Either way, whichever floats your boat, we suggest these great finds to boost productivity, wellness, leadership skills, motivation, and FUN! 

 

1. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life - Jen Sincero

This one is a great motivational (and funny) pick-me-up, but also inspire-me book :) 

2. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action - Simon Sinek 

Again, another great feel-good book. But this one also lets you look into yourself a bit to challenge your way's of thinking and looking at the world. We give it two thumbs up for that reason :)

3. How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie 

The title says it all! This is a motivational book on how to make ANY situation work FOR you :) 

4. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

AMAZING, AMAZING read. This one is completely positive and will leave you feeling EXCELLENT chapter after chapter. This also makes a really great gift for anyone going through a tough time

5. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - J.K. Rowling

OK -- This one isn't a motivational, leadership how-to, or an inspiring book as the rest are, BUT how could we NOT read this?? Of course it isn't released until the 31st of July, but hey, we're PUMPED! (When you grow up with these characters and story lines, it is a complete MUST-HAVE for any reading list)

6. ANY John C. Maxwell book (We suggest the complete collection for the fullest effect)

Motivational, inspiring, feel-good, and very informative, this collection will be sure to develop you in more ways than you knew possible. 

 

We're curious to know, what's on your summer reading list?

Send us some love using #omgdetox 

XO

June 20, 2016 by Natalie Diver
Exercises To Add To Your Workout

5 Exercises You You Need to Add to Your Workouts

Happy #MOTIVATIONMONDAY loves!

 

Today we're talking fitness! We all know how important regular physical exercise is to our mind, body, and overall health. We've come up with a list of 5 exercises that we're willing to bet YOU aren't incorporating into your workouts, and you should for optimal results. 

1. Dead Lifts (Back days): While cardio, legs, and biceps are great workouts to keep in your regimen, we suggest adding 1 back day per week. Your back is going to be similar to your core, the better strengthened and conditioned it is, the stronger you will be. Fun fact: Adding in regular back exercises to your workout regimen will actually help to RELIEVE constant back pain by strengthening the muscles that ache. 

2. Bench Press: YES, this IS important ladies and gents! Chest workouts are not just for men! Ladies, if you leave these essential muscles untrained you are actually setting yourself up poorly for the other muscle groups you are training! This could lead to muscle strains, unbalanced/disproportioned muscle tone, and most certainly weaker muscles than if had you trained them. Fun fact: Training your chest muscles will actually HELP you train your other upper body muscles (biceps, triceps, etc).

3. Squats: Here's why they're important: We all want strong glutes! Want that nicely shaped, toned, and shapely back-side? Squats will help you get there! Don't skip out on these because they're difficult, CHALLENGE yourself to complete these at least 1x per week to help achieve your best back-side yet.

4. Push ups: UGH. Dreaded push-ups. But YES they are important, and YES they are valuable. Not only do they help to tone and strengthen your arms and chest, but they also help increase core strength (Hello, six-pack!) Add 3 sets of 10 into your routine at least 1x per week

5. Stretching: OK-so this isn't an official "exercise" move, but it IS incredibly important to your workout routine. After a great workout, stretching your muscle groups out will help promote recovery and flexibility. It is also a great way to warm-up before a workout session. Try adding 5 minutes in at the end of your workout this week and see what a difference you feel.

 

xo, Oh My Glow Team

 

June 20, 2016 by Natalie Diver
How To Fight The Midweek Slump

How to Fight the Mid-Week Slump

It's that time of the week again, loves!

 

Time to re-group, re-focus, and get excited about what's to come throughout the rest of our week!

BUT... It can be hard to keep up motivation and positivity throughout the week. 

The work week is long, the days seem to NEVER end, the work piles on, there are errands to run, and just when you thought you had the weekend to relax, BAM! You get invited out, (which is really fun, and SHOULD be exciting, but not when you're exhausted). 

 

So today, we've come up with a few suggestions on how to fight the mid-week slump and put some excitement, positivity, and motivation back into your work week!

 

1. Find something to inspire and motivate you throughout the week (something to look forward to!) For example, an event at then end of the week you are excited to attend! If you've written down your goals for the week and already have a great head start, CELEBRATE! That in itself is something to be excited about! 

2. Remember your WHY. (You know that vision board we talked about last week?) Time to have it completed and displayed for daily inspiration and motivation! This is what DRIVES you. These are the things you are working so hard for. Those "why's" in themselves should help push you forward :) 

3. You are the sum of the 5 people you surround yourself with. No, seriously. You are. Got unmotivated, unhappy, pessimistic friends or co-workers? Time to switch up your frequent contacts list and jump cubicles! I know it sounds harsh, but if you want to keep up your positivity and motivation throughout the week, you've got to help yourself by associating with other people with similar mindsets! Think, "you are what you eat..." OF COURSE you'll still love your friends and family, but we promise, spending more quality time with positive and optimistic people will unconsciously boost your mood and outlook on life :) 

4. Get a GOOD workout in! Nothing relieves stress quite like working out! It is scientifically proven to be more effective in treating depression than some medicines! Jumping on the fitness bandwagon will most certainly boost your mood, (health), and mindset :) 

5. Remember to RELAX :) It is SO important to relax and recharge, even mid-week if you are feeling a bit overwhelmed and exhausted from the day's work. Take a night off! See a movie, go on an early (or late) date night, go to bed when YOU want to, whatever floats your boat! We are big advocates of listening to your body and gut (it usually steers us right) :) 

 

Have a GREAT week! 

We'd love to hear from you! Use #omgdetox to share how YOU are fighting the mid-week slump :) 

 

 

xo, OMG Detox Team