1) Slowed pulse- regularly below 55 beats per minute
Do you work out chronically and have a slow pulse? The pulse is driven down by a cellular energy deficit (not eating enough food and/or nutrients) to support your energy expenditure. Slowing the pulse allows your body to go longer on less, because you use less of your body’s energy. Ideal pulse rate for a high metabolic rate is a pulse rate of 80-85 beats per minute. “Healthy and intelligent groups of people have been found to have an average resting pulse rate of 85/minute, while less healthy groups average close to 70/minute.” -Dr. Ray Peat, PhD
2) Low body temperature
According to the research of Broda O. Barnes, MD, PhD. and his Basal Temperature Test, a waking temperature of less than 97.8 degrees upon waking indicates slowed metabolic and thyroid function. This is because the body temperature is an accurate representation of how well the cells are generating energy. A reading of 97.8-98.2° is considered normal. According to Barnes if the thyroid is under active, a temperature of 1-2 degrees below normal will be present. A temperature of 1-2 degrees above normal can suggest an overactive thyroid.
3) Chronic stress or “Adrenal Fatigue”
While adrenal fatigue may be real thing, I think it’s better to call it what it really is: the result of dieting, a diet low in carbohydrates, not eating enough to meet your daily nutrition needs, and/or poor blood sugar handling. Read more about the real cause of adrenal fatigue here.
4) Insomnia and sleep disturbances
Can’t sleep or have INSOMNIA? This is an important warning signal that your body is exhausting its fuel, and that you are being forced to run on stress hormones all the time instead! Learn more about how to get a hold of good sleep here.
5) Very poor digestion ie. bloated ALL the time…
This is where your health really starts to unravel. You see, your whole body and all of it’s parts depend on nutrients. And you can’t break down and absorb those very nutrients without robust digestion!
6) Low energy or plagued by fatigue
Can’t get out of bed in the morning, make it off the couch, or get out of the house due to low energy? Or maybe you can never seem to make it through the day with sustained energy. This is a very important message that your body is sending you– you’re not fueling it properly to allow it to perform! Change your diet and habits so that you can experience new energy levels. It really is that simple, but at Butter Nutrition we do this strategically, so you can get results better and faster than you ever would on your own!
7) Crazy food cravings and/or binge eating
Food cravings = body is not getting what it needs, so it’s ASKING you in a not so subtle way!
8) Inability to lose weight
Are you always trying to win the battle of the bulge, but your strategy never quite goes the way you planned? Perhaps you are reading this after tireless attempts to lose the weight through unsustainable methods that can make you feel like a failure for not being able to stick with it. Your body doesn’t seem to be cooperating… but WHY?
Could it be the simple fact that the very dieting methods you’re imposing on yourself are the very same things that are sidelining your progress? I mean, if the body perceives there’s a famine going on with a low calorie or restricted macro-nutrient diet, why on earth would the body shed the very weight that was designed to help keep it alive in a famine? Maybe it’s time to try a common sense approach with some sane nutrition so that you can finally get some results while avoiding the yo-yo dieting cycle!
The common theme
Do you notice a trend here? Your body is always talking to you, trying to send you messages to keep it in tip top shape, so you never get yourself in trouble. The problem is that we live in an age where these messages are normalized, medicated, and pushed aside… until it’s too late and your health is in serious trouble.
I want to encourage you to listen now. All of these are signs that your body is in SURVIVAL MODE. That means your body is sacrificing long term health for SHORT TERM SURVIVAL. Your body has LEARNED to operate this way, and you can teach it differently! So if you want to flip the switch without having to feel overwhelmed by trying to figure everything out yourself, subscribe to start learning NOW how you too can become nutritionally wealthy and turn your surviving into THRIVING!
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