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Bulimia Recovery #12 - 2 steps to heal your 'bulimia' metabolism!
June 21, 2011
Hi,

Heal Your Metabolism!

I used to be terrified that bulimia had ruined my metabolism forever...

I thought that a bulimia free life meant I'd have to live on lettuce to prevent my weight from ballooning out of control...

But during my recovery and in the years since, I've learnt first hand, that you can completely restore your metabolism to what it once was...

In fact, you can make your metabolism better than it has ever been in your life!

Here's 2 steps on how to do it...


1) Eat in a style that gets your metabolism roaring...

Winters in New Zealand get pretty cold. Sometimes we keep the fire burning all day long. To keep it burning consistently - we need to put a log on the fire every few hours...

And, it’s no different with your metabolism!

To keep your metabolic fire roaring, you need to feed it at least every 3 hours during your waking day...

Missing meals and snacks is like leaving the fire to burn with no fuel... It’ll weaken, flicker and eventually, it’ll go out.

When you start it again, it will take much longer to get going.

The good news is that structured eating - which is an essential in bulimia recovery - is the ideal way to get your metabolic fire roaring!

I wrote about structured eating a while back - you can read that newsletter here...

Think of structured eating as putting logs into your furnace, every couple of hours, to ensure that it burns brightly.


2) Exercise in the BEST way for massive metabolic improvements

I’m not sure about you... but, I hate long boring runs...

Worse still, is slogging away on the treadmill for hours watching the calorie ticker flick up at snails pace.

That is seriously not my idea of fun...

Luckily, it’s also a pretty useless way of repairing your bulimia ravaged muscles and increasing your metabolism...

The type of exercise I love, that puts a real fire on your metabolic furnace, is High Intensity Resistance Training or H.I.R.T

H.I.R.T is resistance training, normally with weights, done at a very high intensity. So high, that you can manage a maximum of 10 repetitions before you can’t do another...

I've written more about H.I.R.T in The Bulimia Recovery Program including exercises and guidelines for planning your own metabolism boosting workouts.

You can read about The Bulimia Recovery Program (which is launching in just 2 weeks!) here.

Or, to sign up for the program at 66% off, click here.

Otherwise, you could talk to a personal trainer who specialises in this type of exercise.

Over Christmas I did a 3 month workout plan using H.I.R.T... I was amazed at how quickly my metabolism sped up... I could hardly keep up with it!

But, if you have any doubts or concerns about your health, it could be a good idea to visit your doctor before starting your H.I.R.T workouts - or any workouts for that matter.


Remember...

Our bodies are resilient! Given the chance - they will bounce back from bulimia!

It took me almost one year before I considered my metabolism complately back to normal... But, since then it has continued to go from strength to strength!

If you follow the tips above and keep putting one foot in front of the other - you will heal your metabolism too!


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You can beat this - just keep putting one foot in front of the other...

xox Shaye

P.S. Do one thing today to help you take a step forward in your recovery... Be it setting a date to start working on structured eating, sharing your story, or joining The Bulimia Recovery Program. Remember, baby steps add up!!!

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