Metabolic Weight Loss Secrets by Dr. Dirk Johns

Metabolic Weight Loss Secrets by Dr. Dirk Johns


This is Dr. Dirk Johns, back with another interesting blog on effective weight loss. This time, I am going to share few secrets of metabolic weight loss. In my last 21 years as a weight loss consultant in Massachusetts, I’ve shared many weight loss secrets with my clients. Today, I am going to share few of those that you might be unaware of while following your weight loss plan.

Dieting Affects Your Metabolism

People often consider dieting the most important aspect of weight loss. However, this isn’t the case. Instead, it will disturb your metabolism and slow it down. While dieting, your body starves and stores energy in the form of fat. Instead of weight loss, this results in weight gain. Always speak to a weight loss consultant to get an effective weight loss plan before you go on a diet.

Stress and Weight Gain

Stress affects your body in many ways. It has been linked to depression and weight gain.

Biologically, your body releases epinephrine and cortisol under stress and breaks down your muscles into energy. Loss of muscle causes an overall decrease in metabolic rate. As a result, you gain weight.

Psychologically, we often like to eat more under stress preventing weight loss.

Sometimes, it may happen that your weight loss plan becomes a reason for your stress. Approach a weight loss consultant before starting a regime.


Metabolism Booster

It’s important to keep your metabolism activated. Protein works best as a metabolism booster. Protein helps in muscle recovery and is essential for muscle growth. Consuming protein rich food such as such as lean chicken, turkey, egg whites, shrimp, ahi tuna, haddock, cod, and tilapia helps to boost your metabolism.


With so much weight loss information available online, you might discover your own weight loss plan. Before you start experimenting, you need to know the little things like I mentioned above to name a few. I always advice to consult a certified weight loss professional who understand the in’s and out’s of metabolic weight loss.

Dr. Dirk Johns
Dr. Dirk Johns
Dr. Dirk Johns is a weight loss professional in Massachusetts. He has 20 years of clinical and weight loss expertise. He graduated from the Logan University of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO, in 1995 and is also a registered nurse with a fellowship from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He now works full-time helping people lose weight effectively and aiding them toward their desired weight loss goal.