A metabolic health coach has revealed the three things you can do to ‘immediately increase your metabolism’ and help you shed stubborn excess fat.
Justin Nault, a nutritional therapist based in Nashville, Tennessee, has more than 217,000 followers on TikTok, where he shares tips on how to lose weight by eating more and exercising less.
The founder and CEO of the nutrition company Clovis Culture went viral over the weekend after detailing the small changes you can make to your diet to boost your metabolism.
‘If your body is storing excess fat that you can’t seem to lose, even if you’re exercising and cuttings calories, you’re probably one of the 88 percent of Americans with some form of clinical metabolic dysfunction,’ he said.
Justin Nault, a metabolic health coach based in Nashville, Tennessee, went viral on TikTok after sharing the three things you can do to ‘immediately increase your metabolism’
Nault cited a 2018 study from researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who found that only 12 percent of American adults are metabolically healthy.
TIPS FOR INCREASING YOUR METABOLISM
- Remove seed oils from your diet and use olive oil or butter instead
- Get one gram of protein per pound of your ideal body weight
- Trade processed foods for whole foods in your diet
‘But your body is adaptable, and your metabolic damage is reversible,’ he added.
Nault first advised removing seed oils from your diet.
Seed oils are a category of vegetable oils that are derived from seeds, including sunflower, canola, corn, grapeseed, and sesame oils.
‘Don’t cook with them,’ he said.
‘Check every single ingredients label of all processed foods that you buy and ask restaurants to cook your food in butter.
‘Seed oils are literally used to fatten up livestock on fewer calories.
‘They’re not just bad for your health. They’re ruining your metabolism.’
Seed oils are particularly rich in omega-6 fatty acids, which some scientists have hypothesized may contribute to inflammation in the body, according to Healthline.
Chronic inflammation is an underlying factor in common diseases such as heart disease and cancer.
The coach and nutritional therapist has more than 217,000 followers on TikTok, where he shares how to lose weight by eating more and exercising less
Nault first advised removing seed oils from your diet. Seed oils are a category of vegetable oils that are derived from seeds, including sunflower, canola, corn, grapeseed, and sesame oils
However, the evidence that omega-6 is harmful to the body has been mixed, and many health professionals consider seed oils to be healthy.
Nault’s second tip was getting one gram of protein per pound of ideal body weight.
He explained that if you want to weigh 130 pounds, you should eat at least 130 grams of protein per day.
Increasing the amount of protein in your diet boosts your metabolism, reduces appetite, and regulates certain hormones, according to Healthline.
‘If this seems hard to you, I guarantee you’re already undereating, and your metabolism is suffering from a lack of nutrients,’ Nault added. ‘This is one of the ways that undereating can actually cause you to store fat.’
Nault’s final piece of advice was to ‘trade your processed foods out for whole foods.’
Nault’s second tip was getting one gram of protein per pound of ideal body weight. If you want to weigh 130 pounds, you should eat at least 130 grams of protein per day, he explained
The metabolism expert’s final piece of advice was to ‘trade your processed foods out for whole foods’ because studies show you burn more calories when you’re eating the latter
Nault’s video has been viewed 1.5 million times and has received nearly 600 comments in just two days. Some people shared that they have seen improvements by following his tips
The body seems to react differently to calories from whole foods that are high in fiber versus ultra-processed foods, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications.
‘Studies show that your body burns more when you’re eating whole foods rather than processed foods, even if you’re eating the same number of calories,’ he explained.
Nault’s video has been viewed 1.5 million times and has received nearly 600 comments in just two days.
‘Increasing my protein intake has been a game changer for my metabolic health!’ one fan agreed.
‘It changes everything for my clients, VERY quickly,’ Nault responded. ‘So many women are eating under 50 grams per day!’
‘Thank you! My kitchen is filled with seed oils. They are headed to the trash!’ someone else added.
‘I met with a dietician and just found out I’ve been undereating for years, not enough protein,’ someone else added. ‘Week 1 adding it lost a significant amount of weight.’