Boosting Your Metabolism 2018-09-26T21:32:18-06:00

Boosting Your Metabolism – No matter what body type you are, the key to fast weight loss is boosting your metabolism. Metabolism is the rate at which your body utilizes food for energy, cellular growth, and maintenance. Very simply – it is the speed that your body burns the food you eat.

What is Metabolism?

If you have a fast metabolism, you likely have no trouble staying thin. You’re always hungry and may even have trouble keeping weight on your body. If you have a slow metabolic rate, you can eat very little, perhaps one meal a day and stay the same or even gain weight.

Try to think of your metabolism as a fire and the food you eat as logs you put on a fire.If your fire is burning big and hot, it has no trouble consuming the additional wood you put on it.Your metabolism works the same way; if you have a very fast metabolism, your body can easily burn whatever you feed it. That’s why some people seem to be able to eat anything they want and never gain weight.

Conversely, if your fire begins to die out and burn more slowly, it does not burn the new wood you put on it so quickly. The new wood is liable to just sit there and take all night for it to burn slowly away. Again, your metabolism works the same way. If your metabolism is very slow, it can’t burn all the calories you eat. The food you eat just sits there and eventually gets stored as fat.

In general, the slower your metabolism, the less quickly your body will convert food into energy. And the food that doesn’t get burned as fuel will get stored as fat. That’s when you get fat! The faster your metabolism, the more you can eat without gaining weight. By boosting your metabolism you can eat more and lose weight very quickly.

Boosting Your Metabolism

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The good news is, for most people, the way to do that is by eating MORE, not less! By eating more healthy foods you can speed up your metabolism and lose weight. Once you do that in Phase 3, it becomes impossible for your body to maintain the same level of fat. The pounds will start to melt away quickly.

Probably the biggest factor affecting your metabolic rate is what you eat. Foods with a lot of sugars in them like soda, fruit juice, and other sweets, as well as many processed foods like bread and pasta will release a hormone in your body that tells your body to stop converting food into energy and start storing everything as fat. As you can imagine, once this happens you are virtually doomed to gain weight. This hormone that regulates these processes is insulin. It is directly responsible for regulating the amount of sugar in your bloodstream. By regulating the levels of sugar and insulin in your bloodstream, it will keep your body burning fat instead of storing it.

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