WOW! Thank you everyone for all of your votes, the results have been very interesting to say the least. What was supposed to be a very simple experiment has actually opened my eyes to some very interesting findings. I've learned that most of us (myself included) think of 'metabolism' using a number of assumptions, which may, or may not, be correct. The first … [Read more...] about Metabolism Quiz Follow Up
Which 'metabolism' would you rather have? Metabolism A burns (oxidizes): 3.9 grams of protein per hour. 3.5 grams of Carbohydrate per hour 5.0 grams of fat per hour. Metabolism B burns (oxidizes): 2.8 grams of protein per hour 2.0 grams of carbohydrate per hour 5.3 grams of fat per hour Let me know which one you'd prefer. BP … [Read more...] about Pop Quiz…(metabolism)
Metabolism and weight loss need not be complex theory - however I know from experience that if you focus on the little things, it can become a scary, daunting concept. However, If you let yourself get a little creative with an analogy it can become rather simple: We are all magical Balloons. We have a slow leak, but we do not burst (that's the magic part). Now, because of … [Read more...] about Simple Metabolism Analogy
This is one of those 'thinking out loud posts' And today I'm thinking about metabolism. It kind of dawned on me today that things that increase our metabolic rates are most likely stressors or irritants. Things like the components in green tea (EGCG) are able to minimally increase our metabolic rates...most likely because they are stressing or irritating our … [Read more...] about High Metabolism ReThink
A lot has been said about the metabolism boosting effects of exercise. The general theory is that by exercising you increase your muscle mass and your metabolic rate to a point where you can actually lose weight without eating less. Unfortunately this theory has been met by considerable roadblocks when put to the test of clinical research. To begin with, every extra … [Read more...] about Does Exercise Increase your Metabolism?