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How To Reset Your Metabolism For Better Health (In Only 28 Days!)

Written by Liz Brown

If losing weight feels impossible despite your best efforts, it’s possible that you need a metabolic reset! Learn how to reset your metabolism safely and effectively in just 28-days for lasting weight loss!

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Most people have tried a diet at some point or another—whether it’s restricting calories or ditching carbs, our society is constantly experimenting with the latest and greatest ways to lose weight fast. This time of year can be especially stressful because there is always that unspoken expectation to get “bikini ready” before summer starts.

As you probably already know, whenever there are expectations to look “bikini ready,” you can end up adding unnecessary pressure on yourself to lose weight fast. This can potentially encourage you to resort to unhealthy “solutions” that can cause metabolic damage, and ultimately, more weight gain.

So, if you want to learn how to reset your metabolism, not just for weight loss but for better overall health, you can do so easily and safely in just 28 days.

Article At A Glance

  • What is a metabolic reset?
  • Causes of metabolic damage
  • Symptoms of metabolic damage
  • How to reset your metabolism

What Is A Metabolic Reset?

When it comes to weight management, having a healthy metabolism is a critical piece of the equation. After a while, you may notice things have slowed down a bit in the weight-loss department—it might even feel like it happened overnight!

One day you’re binge eating pizza and beer without a care in the world and won’t gain a pound, and the next you’re lethargic, bloated, and need to let out another notch in your belt. If this sounds familiar, you might be in dire need of a metabolic reset.

A metabolic reset is a four-week detoxification process that removes toxin buildup, revs up your metabolism, lowers blood sugar levels, and helps you achieve optimal health and lasting weight loss.

General wear and tear on your body is expected as you get older, and your metabolism is no exception. However, people often incorrectly assume that age is the only factor to blame for a poor or slowing metabolism. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Although your age does play an important role in how your metabolism functions, there are plenty of other factors that can cause metabolic damage.

How To Reset Your Metabolism
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What Causes Metabolic Damage?

There are a number of factors that can cause metabolic damage that can make losing weight an ongoing struggle. Common causes of metabolic damage include:

  • Environmental toxin buildup
  • Crash dieting
  • Serial yo-yo dieting
  • Poor lifestyle choices

 1. Environmental toxin buildup

Over time, your body can accumulate a number of environmental toxins that can have long-term effects on your health (and your waistline). For example, your body can accumulate things like cigarette residue (even if you don’t smoke), chemicals, heavy metals, parasites, etc. that can cause mood swings, headaches, anxiety, constipation, painful bloating, acne, and more!

When your body isn’t functioning at its prime, everything tends to slow down—including your metabolism. Your body, organs, and metabolism are essentially working overtime to process the foreign particle and the overload can have negative health implications. Do you ever feel like you’re gaining weight for no reason? Metabolic damage could be to blame.

2. Crash dieting

Severe calorie deprivation without proper nutrition can do a number on your metabolism. Many studies show that skeletal muscle protein becomes the primary source of amino acids during “starvation mode,” however, research from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at King’s College in London shows that your body also feeds on smooth muscle from your gut lining. This directly affects your stomach’s ability to absorb nutrients once optimal nutrients are introduced back into the diet. (1)

Micronutrients, like vitamins and minerals, are essential for energy production, immune function, blood clotting, general growth, bone health, fluid balance, and several other processes. An insufficient amount of micronutrients in your diet can affect organ function and slow bodily functions, including your metabolism.

 3. Serial yo-yo dieting

As a society, we’re quick to jump onto the next diet bandwagon. We are consumed with how we look and feel in the moment. So much so, we are willing to put our bodies through a lot in order to see fast results, without considering the long-term effects of our choices.

Most of these fad diets involve some form of calorie restriction, which is why people tend to lose a significant amount of weight in a short period of time, but these types of diets aren’t sustainable to keep up long-term. This is why it’s just easier for us to revert back to our old eating habits and wait for the next trendy fad diet to take the spotlight. We can just try again—and thus, a vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting begins.

What many people don’t realize, however, is that being in a constant calorie deficit and then calorie surplus can destroy your metabolism and your health—which is why most people can benefit from a metabolic reset every once in a while.

4. Poor lifestyle choices

Whether it’s a sedentary lifestyle, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, smoking, stressing yourself out, or not getting enough sleep, your lifestyle choices can take its toll on your body. If you want to learn how to reset your metabolism, an easy (yet effective) first step is to simply reassess your lifestyle.

Becoming more self-aware and paying closer attention to your daily habits can help you make healthier choices throughout the day. Over time, smaller changes in one area of your life can eventually add up to bigger changes in others!

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Symptoms Of Metabolic Damage

If you’re worried about metabolic damage and how it might affect your ability to lose weight, there are a few symptoms that indicate that you may need to reset your metabolism.

  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Gas or bloating
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Low immunity
  • Increase in appetite

28-Day Metabolic Reset

If you want to learn how to reset your metabolism sustainably in order to maintain better long-term health and lose weight for good, you can do so easily in three simple steps you can accomplish in just 28 days.

Step 1: Eliminate toxins

We accumulate harmful toxins every day that can cause damage to our metabolism over time. SkinnyFit Detox is a powerful blend of superfood ingredients that helps to reset the metabolism, flush your body of harmful toxins, strengthen your immune system, and help you lose stubborn body fat and sustainably lose weight. All you have to do is steep one Detox bag with 8 ounces of hot water for 5-7 minutes, daily.

Step 2: Clean up your diet

The SkinnyFit Detox method to reset your metabolism is based on a whole-health approach to weight loss which includes a healthy diet and a positive outlook throughout your journey to better health. We believe that combining your SkinnyFit Detox regime with a clean diet consisting of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats (with reasonable portions) is the key to unlocking weight loss success! Referencing a clean eating grocery list can make sticking to a nutritious diet long-term easier than ever.

Step 3: Exercise regularly

Your metabolism is strongly connected to your basal metabolic rate (BMR). This is the number of calories your body burns at a resting state. The more you move on a daily basis, the more calories you’ll burn. You can easily increase your BMR by simply moving more. Here is a quick and simple workout to get your blood flowing, your metabolism going, and help you burn 400 calories in just 18-minutes!

Set a timer for 18-minutes and complete as many rounds as you can of the following workout:

  • 10 plank burpees
  • 10 walking lunges
  • 10 side lunge-torso twist
  • 10 laying ab tucks
  • 10 inchworm-push-ups

For the workout infographic, click here.

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The Bottom Line 

Resetting y0ur metabolism is a great way to kickstart a healthier lifestyle. Our bodies frequently send us signals that we need to make some changes. More often than not, if you’ve experienced a halt in your weight loss progress, it’s likely due to an overworked metabolism. By following the SkinnyFit method to reset your metabolism, you should feel more energized and focused, experience better digestion and gut health, and may even notice a decrease in body weight in just 28-days. Good luck! 

About The Author

Liz Brown

Fitness & Nutrition Expert (CPT., FNS.)

Liz is a health & wellness expert, writer, and editor with over a decade of experience in the fitness & nutrition industry. She emphasizes research and simplifies complex topics to help make healthy living simple and sustainable. When she isn't researching and writing, she's creating delicious recipes, DIYs, and sharing her home projects on her blog and social media (@lizlovery)

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer(since 2012)
  • NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist (since 2014)
  • Credentialed Coach Practitioner, Coach Training Academy
  • B.A. Liberal Studies (Health & Nutrition Sciences)

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