Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Nutrition information from 5 Keys to Balancing Your Metabolism

I really enjoy articles by Annie B. Bond on - a great resource for information about nutrition, environmental toxins, green cleaning techniques, and tons more. is also a web-based community of environmentally-conscious and health-minded folks - my kind of people! This recent article appeared in my inbox today right after I ate a huge meal and felt my metabolism s l o w i n g down to digest the food. I'd much prefer to eat light healthy meals in the summer; I find it's always good to listen to those cues from your body about what, when, and how much to eat.

5 Keys to Balancing Your Metabolism

posted by Annie B. Bond Jun 24, 2008 9:00 am
5 Keys to Balancing Your Metabolism
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Adapted from The Slow Down Diet, by Marc David (Inner Traditions, 2005).

Think of these five keys as ways to come into better balance with your eating habits and your relationship to food. Nutrition and metabolism are intimately regulated by natural rhythms. Living a rhythmic life can bring us back into balance physically and emotionally.

By bringing the power of rhythm into our relationship with food, the body finds its rightful place. Rhythm grounds the soul in the world.

The five keys:

1. Alignment with the rhythms of life brings our metabolism into its fullest force.

2. Digestive and calorie-burning metabolism are strongest when the sun is highest in the sky (lunchtime) and weakest in the late evening hours.

3. Skipping breakfast and lunch or not eating enough at these meals slows down metabolism and inhibits weight loss.

4. Eating at irregular and unpredictable times each day causes our digestive and calorie-burning metabolism to fall out of sync.

5. Excessive consumption of refined carbohydrates out of rhythm with the seasons makes the brain think it’s summer and signals the body to store more fat.

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