Constipation will slow down your metabolism
It is estimated that approximately 40% of women and 8% of men suffer from constipation. Constipation is a condition in which bowel movements are difficult and do not occur regularly. Constipation slows your metabolism and makes it harder for you to lose weight. Constipation is a factor that causes a “slow metabolism”.
The food we eat is the source of energy for our body. This food, as part of the metabolism process, is digested, then absorbed (absorption takes place mainly in the intestines), and finally goes through the elimination process. If any of these processes is affected, the metabolism suffers and the person will have difficulty losing weight.
The main causes of constipation are: hypothyroidism, Candida Albicans yeast infections, and dehydration (lack of water). It is true that fiber intake is important, but even those who consume little fiber as part of their diet can have a proper bowel movement and do not necessarily suffer from constipation.
People with hypothyroidism may suffer from constipation because the thyroid gland controls all the movements of the body because it controls the body’s energy. To move anything you must have energy. People with hypothyroidism have very little energy and this causes them to have less movement in their intestines. The intestines have to move to expel excess matter and toxins from the body. When the move is missing so will the removal.
Another thing is that when a body is overweight or obese, Candida Albicans yeast, a regular inhabitant of the intestines, overgrows and invades a substantial part of the intestines. This yeast is part of the body of ALL human beings. This yeast feeds on refined carbohydrates such as flour, bread, pasta, sugar, sweets, chocolates, sugary fruits, etc. If a person consumes too much of these types of foods, the yeast will grow and grow and grow until it invades most of the intestines. When it aggressively invades the intestines, a severe state of constipation occurs as the yeast will pierce the intestinal walls and cause irritation. The irritation inhibits bowel movement and worsens constipation.
Lastly, if a person’s water intake is low or if they drink soft drinks, especially diet sodas, the body will become dehydrated to the point of constipation. When the body is so extremely thirsty for water, the intestines extract too much water from the food you eat creating a dry, very solid fecal mass that blocks the intestines. Without sufficient water, the moist environment necessary to allow movement for disposal is not maintained.
To combat a candidiasis candida albicans it is recommended to follow a diet low in refined carbohydrates. If carbohydrates are not reduced, there will be no chance of reducing the yeast colony to restore functionality in your intestines. The other thing that will help you is to use a product like coconut oil and CoQ10. Coconut oil acts as a fungicide (kills fungi) and Co-Q10 increases the energy of intestinal cells.
A VERY EFFECTIVE aid to help a person regulate elimination and control constipation is to use a MAGNESIUM supplement. Magnesium is a natural mineral extracted from vegetables like broccoli and makes a person have regular bowel movements. Daily use of magnesium capsules will fully regulate the elimination process. In other words, with the help of magnesium capsules, a person can achieve regular bowel movements every day. Unlike laxatives that contain irritating herbs, magnesium is effective and does not cause intestinal pain or irritate the intestinal wall. There are people who only need 2 magnesium capsules a day to control their constipation. Others may need 3 or 4 capsules a day depending on the severity of their constipation. However, the good news is that magnesium is natural, non-irritating, and works effectively for constipation sufferers.
As soon as you start using the magnesium capsules, you will notice that not only can you go to the bathroom regularly, but also the back pains will decrease or disappear completely and sometimes the headaches will also disappear. Backaches are often caused by back muscles that are primarily lacking in magnesium. Experts estimate that approximately 85% of the population is deficient in magnesium.
Well, the thing is, if you suffer from constipation, you will have a hard time losing weight. If you solve your constipation problem it will be easier to lose weight because your metabolism will not be affected by a toxic, acidic state in your body or lack of oxygen that can cause constipation. Either way you must find a solution to the problem of constipation to improve your metabolism and lose weight.