How can I manage, and improve my metabolic condition?

Whether you have had an official diagnosis or not, you could be on your way to a metabolic syndrome if you are suffering with a combination of any of these symptoms: obesity, excess weight around the tummy area, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, blood sugar dysregulation.

So how can you improve your symptoms?

  • Gain genetic awareness- Does diabetes run in your family? Have you got parents or siblings who also struggle with their weight? It’s very useful to know if your genes are at play here by doing a genetic test.
  • Undertake diet analysis- are you eating 3 good meals a day? Are you eating the right foods? Are you eating the wrong foods? What diet and lifestyle strategies can you use to improve your symptoms?
  • Try to regulate your sleep- are you sleeping long enough, and how is the quality of your sleep?
  • Manage stress – how high are your stress levels and do you feel like you are managing these? Is there anything you can be doing to improve this?  Check your gut health- we know that a healthy gut microbiome prevents many cardiovascular diseases, can stop weight loss and attribute to type 2 diabetes.
  • Increase your awareness of EDC’s (endocrine disrupting chemicals) – toxins in our environment, such as cleaning products and toiletries that can interfere with our metabolism and hormonal balance. Being conscious of your EDC exposure is really helpful in managing your exposure to these chemicals; an easy place to start is by using natural cleaning products, for example.
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Practical strategies to help you manage a metabolic condition

My approach to improving metabolic syndrome begins with a personalised diet and lifestyle package- we may also consider some functional testing, looking at bloods, genetics or even gut microbiome.

Regardless of whether you work with a nutritionist or not, these are some of the things you should be doing to prevent and manage metabolic conditions:

Start the day with a protein-rich breakfast, implement regular meal times, use time-restricted eating, not fasting, look at meal composition (fill up on, proteins, some good fats and lots of high-soluble fibre), avoid meals that combine high fat and high carbs, normalise your circadian rhythm (a good sleep/ wake routine), gain a deeper understanding of your own personal strengths and weaknesses because this will really help you in the long term.

If you’re interested to know more about how we could work together, book a free 20 minute consultation.

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