Over the last 10 years or so, the majority of those seeking assistance with weight loss have been women, many of which start to experience difficulty after being pregnant.
It isn’t uncommon for a woman to have difficulty losing weight after pregnancy. In fact, the vast majority find themselves forced to purchase larger sizes than what they wore pre-pregnancy, only a few of which actually return to their previous size.
In short, the metabolism can become noticeably slower for many women post pregnancy. But why is this?
For many women, cravings are part and parcel to pregnancy. Pregnant women will find themselves experiencing strong cravings for foods like chocolate, cookies, chips, bread, ice cream and an array of other refined carbohydrates.
What has been discovered is that cravings for these types of foods are directly related to a deficiency in Vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and folic acid). Of course, it’s giving in to these cravings that forces the body to produce not only excess fat, but also an increased acidity within the body, which further reduces the metabolism.
Another factor that contributes to this problem is the candida albicans yeast, which is present in all humans. This yeast feeds specifically off of sugars and refined carbohydrates, so if a woman consumes an excess of these types of food, the yeast will grow and the metabolism will be affected. Not only does this mean weight gain, but it can also make it very difficult, if not impossible, to shed the weight. There are also other symptoms associated with candida such as itchy skin, sinusitis and migraines. However, what reduces the metabolism are the toxins produced by this yeast.
Dr. Dennis Wilson, amongst other doctors, discovered that physical pain and stress negatively affects the thyroid gland more than any other factor. So, if labor was painful or stressful for a women, they will likely experience problems with their thyroid and metabolism from that point on.
The good news is that there is a solution to all of this, but it also important that you understand the factors that control the metabolism. A proper diet can greatly assist in improving the metabolism, as well as doing what you can to reduce the amount of candida within your body with natural products (such as organic coconut oil). There are even ways to reduce the cravings that are typical of pregnancy.
In my book, “The Power of Your Metabolism”, I go over all of the factors that cause one to have a slow metabolism, as well as the SOLUTIONS to each one. No woman should suffer from a slow metabolism simply because she became a mother.
Frank Suárez, Obesity and Metabolism Specialist