1. Dieting slows your metabolism. If you have dieted for many years, chances are, your metabolism is very slow.

2. Dieting increases your hunger and cravings. In turn, many people who go on diets end up gaining the weight right back.

3. Age slows down your metabolism.

4. Exercise increases your hunger and cravings.

5. It’s unnatural to lose weight. If you think about it, your body’s goal is to store energy for when it really needs it—like a time of famine or starvation. Weight gain is a survival mechanism.

There’s a certain point that your body likes to settle at as far as your weight. I like to call this the “set point.” Your set point is the range where it becomes difficult to either lose weight or even gain weight. I want to show you how to lower your set point. Let’s say your set point is around 182, and you want to lower it to 142. The goal is to drop the set point.

First, there is one primary thing that ruins your metabolism’s set point: high insulin. In the presence of insulin, it is impossible to lose weight and drop your set point. Insulin promotes fat storage and prevents fat loss. Sugar and carbohydrates trigger insulin. Over years of a high-carb and high-sugar diet, your cells become resistant to insulin, which leads to more insulin production to try to compensate.

To get insulin resistance under control, you have to limit:

• Sugar/carbs

• Protein

• Gastrointestinal hormones

• Estrogen

To fix your metabolism, consume foods low on the glycemic index. High-fat foods are fantastic for fighting insulin resistance and metabolism problems. Avoid low-fat foods.

Intermittent fasting helps avoid insulin spikes, which reduces insulin resistance and improves metabolism. Only have 1-3 meals a day and skip breakfast whenever possible.

More tips for fixing your metabolism:

1. Apple cider vinegar

2. Fermented foods

3. High potassium foods

4. Vitamin B1

5. Fiber

6. Fat

7. Lower cortisol and estrogen

8. Sleep and exercise

9. Consume plenty of low-carb vegetables

Why does apple cider vinegar help with weight loss? The answer may surprise you!

In this video, let’s talk about apple cider vinegar. What are the benefits, and what are the myths? First of all, there’s a myth out there that apple cider vinegar contains a lot of nutrients. This is not true. Apple cider vinegar contains very few vitamins and minerals. The real reason why apple cider is effective is that it contains acetic acid. This acid helps improve the acidity of your stomach. The different parts of our body have different pH levels.

Acetic acid is very acidic. Using it can help fix various conditions like acid reflux in which the stomach becomes too much alkaline. High levels of cortisol might cause low stomach acidity. You might also show symptoms of calcium or potassium deficiency if you have low stomach acidity. You can use apple cider vinegar to fix this problem.

Apple cider vinegar will help with the…

• Breakdown and transportation of vitamins and minerals

• Digestion of proteins,

• Function of the thyroid

• Function of the immune system

Apple cider vinegar is a safe and healthy solution to the common excessive alkalinity a good portion of the population has. In turn, this will help with weight loss.

Disclaimer: About Dr. Berg

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, and 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. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.