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?
Does you metabolism slow down when you diet... Well...yes. But it's not what you think. You see part of the myth of metabolism and obesity is that obese people have slow metabolisms. The truth is, obese people generally have higher metabolic rates then lean people. (Someone once asked me how many people in America had a high metabolism, my answer was 'probably … [Read more...] about Dieting and your Metabolism
Muscle is a large part of your body mass, but it's contribution to your metabolic rate is greatly over exaggerated in the health and fitness industry. It is a very important contribution, because outside of exercise it's one of the only things you can control, but it is exaggerated. Just like you can't out exercise a bad diet, you can't out muscle it either. (The black … [Read more...] about Muscle and Metabolism