Have you ever wondered how and why your body regulates how much you eat and how much you weigh? It’s a really interesting question and one I think we’ve been looking at backwards for far too long. We know that our bodies have internal ways to regulate how much we eat, and it seems that the main drive behind how much we eat (beyond taste and social issues) is our bodies … [Read more...] about Does Temperature Affect Weight Loss?
Break your Fast, still burn more fat.
Here’s a really interesting study result for you. When researchers studied the effect of various diets on cycling performance they found no difference between people who fasted 24 hours the day before versus people who overate by double their daily calorie needs the day before. While this is good news (fasting doesn’t affect next day sport performance), what really stood … [Read more...] about Break your Fast, still burn more fat.
The Human Machine
The human body operates of itself. You don’t need to think about how to properly fire your nervous system, or to regulate your blood flow, or to grow your hair in order for these things to happen. In a sense, you do these things without you. You lose weight when you do not eat. Your muscles repair and grow while you are resting. As long as you stay out of your own way … [Read more...] about The Human Machine
How to boost your metabolism by 16% in only 7 days, WITHOUT exercise!
Here’s an interesting study for you: 6 men, all roughly 50 years old were admitted to hospital, where they were fed roughly 6,200 calories per day for seven days. They ate 230 grams of protein, 775 grams of carbohydrates, and 240 grams of fat in 3 meals per day plus some snacks. They maintained bed rest (no exercise at all) for the entire 7-day … [Read more...] about How to boost your metabolism by 16% in only 7 days, WITHOUT exercise!
Calories Per Hour
Without getting into the minutia of the science, we can say that your Metabolic Rate is a direct measure of the calories you burn in a given amount of time. This means that your "metabolism" is a measure of the relationship between Calories and time. My resting metabolic rate is somewhere around 1,700 Calories per day. Add in activity (other than planned exercise) and my … [Read more...] about Calories Per Hour