Metabolism and Weight Loss

Metabolism and Weight Loss


Improving how fast your body burns calories is possible in two ways: diet or exercise (or a combination of both). This article discusses tips for fixing your diet to help you feel great about your body.


Eat Breakfast


Many people believe that skipping breakfast will help them burn more calories. Unfortunately, this is simply false! Eating a healthy breakfast, like a nutritious bowl of oatmeal with walnuts and a dash of cinnamon, motivates your metabolism to get up. Breakfast allows you to burn off energy all morning long.


Eating smaller meals more often is a good way to preserve your metabolism. When you consume only three bites for each one-to-two-hours period, your metabolism starts to slow down before you get your next taste. By consuming 300-calorie snacks between five and six times daily, your metabolism has a steady flow of fuel to burn.


Don’t Cut Calories

Among the worst things you could do to quicken your metabolism is to cut calories. By doing so, your metabolism anticipates that it must be helpful to during lean times and slows its metabolism to preserve energy.


How many calories are enough? It would help if you ate the same calories as it takes to support your resting metabolic rate. For example, a 5’4” 40-year-old female weighing 150 pounds it’s about 1,330 calories.  Age and sex are factors in the caloric count.



Avoid trans-fat, you have been warned against consuming trans-fat before, but do you know how it affects your metabolic process? For its molecular makeup, it binds to fat and liver cells, slowing down metabolism. It can also result in insulin resistance, leading to weight gain.

Shift to Organic


The toxins from pesticides in fruits, vegetables, and grains you eat interfere with the functioning of your thyroid. The thyroid is the “thermostat” that controls how fast (or slow) your metabolism functions. Now you know.



Eat Protein

Because your body takes more time to digest protein, it burns up to 10% more calories than fat or carbohydrates.


Check with your healthcare professional when you start a new diet. And take care of yourself.


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