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Overeating Decreases Your Immunity
Published 4/6/2022




The mitochondria are the parts of the cells that turn food into power which the body needs to function. The power generated in the body works to give energy as well as repair injuries.  



If you have a ton of yard work, but you’re the only one around to do it, it is going to take you much longer and you will be way more exhausting than if you had more people to help with the work. The body functions best when there are enough mitochondria and not too much food, or work, to be processed. 


In that ideal situation, the body can turn food into energy to repair itself very quickly. However, when there is a lot of food (or work) that needs to be processed because the body has too much food, the mitochondria become overwhelmed and can potentially be damaged. When the body is not functioning at full capacity and parts are damaged, it begins to store fat because of inflammation and you have a greater chance of getting sick.



It is very common for people to not skip a meal because they’ve been told that it’s not good for the body or that it will slow down the metabolism. However, it does more harm to force yourself to eat when you’re not hungry than to get hungry when there is no food around. Instead, start your metabolism by doing Fastercise and then eat when you feel hunger.


When the body is constantly receiving food, it makes it difficult for the mitochondria to perform their many functions. The mitochondria facilitate the processing and transformation of food into storage, exercise, immune function, and repair. If the body is preoccupied with food, it cannot perform any of its other functions. The same thing happens if the body begins to focus on repairing, the other areas get neglected. That is why it is essential that you have enough mitochondria, but not too much work to do. The best way to ensure less work is to only eat enough food to satisfy your hunger. Be kind to your mitochondria.


When you overeat, it not only preoccupies the mitochondria, but it also reduces the number you have and their strength. Eating too much causes damage to the mitochondria making them weaker and less able to perform the necessary functions. 


This lack of function then contributes to the potential problems associated with immune function. When the mitochondria are damaged, it causes inflammation. This causes the body to begin to focus on decreasing the inflammation, making it easier for your immune system to be beat by viruses and bacteria.


Another way that we reduce the amount of mitochondria we have is by not exercising. If the body remains stationary, the body is receiving the message that it doesn’t need power. And if power isn’t needed, mitochondria become irrelevant and unimportant.


So you don't have the mitochondria, the energy, the immune function, or the repair, causing the body to get sicker and fatter because of what you’re communicating to your body through your actions. The modern lifestyle of humans today has changed what is required of us, but our bodies have not adjusted. Therefore, our behaviors today lend themselves to unhealthy habits.



The good news is that it is really easy to tell your body the opposite. When you start to use increasing amounts of power each day, the body begins to recognize this and strengthen and make more mitochondria. Fastercise is a great option to increase the amount of power you are using and stimulate mitochondria growth because it is a high intensity exercise program.

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