Symptoms, conditions and causes

What's the best way to get metabolic flexibility?

Metabolic flexibility is your body’s capacity to adapt to different fuels. Very few people have metabolic flexibility. This makes switching from a high carb diet to a low carb diet challenging—and it takes time to adapt to keto. As you switch back and forth between high carb and low carb diets, your metabolism slows down.

What causes metabolic inflexibility?

• History of insulin elevation over time

• Yo-yo dieting

• Stress

• Pregnancy

• Poor sleep

• Over-training

• Inflammation

While a small number of people will be able to easily go back and forth between diets. However, for people who naturally struggle with metabolic inflexibility, like me, you will need to try a different approach. You will have to consistently keep insulin levels down, which means no cheat meals or snacks.

The best ways to get a consistent reduction of insulin are:

• Keto

• Intermittent fasting

• Exercise

• Nutrients

Gaining metabolic flexibility can take a lot of time. It can take years of healthy lifestyle choices to speed up your metabolism.

Last updated: Feb 26, 2024 16:19 PM