Episode 056: How Doing Absolutely Nothing Is Everything When It Comes To Jumpstarting Your Sluggish Midlife Metabolism

This week’s focus is on a topic so misunderstood and misused, it is doing more damage than good. And that is a shame because when properly done, intermittent fasting is nothing short of a built-in superpower!   

“How Doing Absolutely Nothing Is Everything When It Comes To Jumpstarting Your Sluggish Midlife Metabolism” is the sixth issue in the 8-part series focused on my “12-Step Strategy For A Body & Brain That Just Won’t Quit”.  

In this episode I talk about steps 3 and 9.  They go hand-in-hand.  

Jumpstarting a sluggish metabolism in your 40s and beyond isn’t easy.  But it’s not all that difficult either.

It takes a variation on a theme that may be unique to you, but it is just a variation on a pretty consistent theme.

All-in-all it is a two-fold process.  One part is to decrease the glucose coming in; the second is to burn up what’s already locked away in the body.

This week is focused on tapping into an overlooked part of the metabolic machinery, the stored energy just sitting there waiting to be burned as fuel.  The lioness’ share of your body fat is just that, stored energy.  You just need to find the right key to unlock it and open up the energy floodgates. 

The key? 

Nothing.  You read that right!  Doing nothing with nothing.

And by “nothing” I am referring to not ingesting nutrition so your body can dip into its reserves to put to good use what it put away for “a rainy day”.  

Understanding this principle can change everything about the way your body and brain function. 

I started fasting for brain health, and let me tell you…it has worked wonders for my perimenopause brain!

Just as there’s a pregnancy brain, there’s a perimenopause brain.  Any time we have radical shifts in our hormone profile, we have radical shifts in our brain function which may disrupt us for awhile until we recalibrate. 

Since perimenopause can last 5-plus years, it is the mother of all hormonal shifts as far as I’m concerned.  

Other episodes mentioned: 

Episode 053 of the Unraveling Together Podcast

Episode 010 of the Unraveling Together Podcast

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