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!
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
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