5 Mistakes Dieters Make When Trying to Boost Their Metabolism

Avoid these big diet mistakes and try my tips to burn fat instead.

0:00 Introduction: How to burn fat and lose weight
0:10 What is metabolism?
0:20 Common diet mistakes to avoid
6:15 How to lose weight healthily
10:20 Learn more about what a healthy diet looks like!

Today, I want to cover the five worst diet mistakes, especially when trying to boost metabolism.

The top mistakes dieters make:
1. Trying to boost metabolism
A slow metabolism is not really a slow metabolism at all—it’s an efficient metabolism. Stimulating your metabolism is a bad idea because you’ll burn it out.

2. Going on a low-calorie diet
Many people who appear to have a slow metabolism have a history of going on low-calorie diets.

3. Stoking the metabolic flame
People do this by consuming six small meals throughout the day. But eating frequently doesn’t speed up your metabolism. Every time you eat, you stimulate insulin. Even in small amounts, insulin can prevent you from burning fat.

4. Overtraining
Fat burning occurs in the recovery phase. Overtraining doesn’t allow your body to recover.

5. Consuming processed protein shakes
Protein stimulates three of the fat-burning hormones. But, the quality of the protein is crucial. Many protein shakes are refined and are of poor quality. The protein powders are also typically very high on the insulin index scale. Try consuming high-quality animal protein instead.

Remember, it’s not “lose weight to get healthy.” It’s “get healthy to lose weight.” Switching to using fat as your fuel instead of glucose and converting your body into a state of ketosis will help you lose weight.

You’ll know you’re in ketosis when you can do intermittent fasting and your appetite and cravings disappear.

To burn fat as fuel, you must consume moderate amounts of high-quality protein and avoid high-carb foods. High-intensity interval training with a lot of recovery will also help you burn fat. On top of that, you need to keep your stress low and get plenty of sleep when trying to lose weight.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and intermittent fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps increase your awareness of the biggest dieting mistakes and how to really burn fat. I’ll see you in the next video.

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