We’ve all heard the word metabolism before. Essentially, the following are the components that make up a dieters daily metabolic rate, or energy needs:
is the amount of energy expressed in calories that a person needs to keep the body functioning at rest. Some of those processes are breathing, blood circulation, controlling body temperature, cell growth, brain and nerve function, and contraction of muscles. Basal metabolic rate (BMR) affects the rate that a person burns calories and ultimately whether you maintain, gain, or lose weight. The basal metabolic rate accounts for about 60 to 75% of the calories burned every day.
* Thermic Effect of Feeding (TEF). Digestion, absorption, and assimilation of the nutrients we consume (from food) are active processes that require energy. TEF accounts for approximately 10% of overall metabolic rate.
* Exercise Activity. This component of metabolism is the single most variable element of all. Depending on activity level, this can account for 10% to 30 % of overall energy needs.
* Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT). This is unplanned, day-to-day, low-intensity activity. This includes things like walking to and from your car, doing household chores, fidgeting, etc. This is a relatively small contributor to overall metabolic rate but nonetheless important for weight loss.
The thing to note is that the Basal Metabolic Rate has a huge impact on the total calories the body burns each day – the total metabolic rate. In order to get a faster metabolism, the key is to raise the body’s basal metabolic rate.
Leptin Resistance: is essentially the “master” hormone that more or less controls EVERY other weight loss hormone in the body… and its ability to burn fat as a whole. In order to burn fat, the body depends on these two things:
1) high levels of leptin
2) highly sensitive leptin “receptors”
When caloric intake is restricted by a diet leptin protects the body from starvation by storing body fat. Moreover this reduces leptin levels and decreases the body’s fat burning potential.
Exercise: Working both the cardiovascular system and muscles in the same session will make the body burn more calories during the 30-minute period after a workout. This is due to increased oxygen uptake, and the more oxygen consumed the more calories burned and thus the more active the metabolism.
Eat More Carbs: We’re often told carbohydrates are bad diet foods. But, in fact, their consumption is better for metabolism. Carbs optimize levels of the all-powerful hormone testosterone, which plays a critical role in recovery, metabolism, and fat burning. By selecting the right foods, the body can optimize its fat-burning hormones, promote the recovery of calorie-burning lean muscle mass, boost metabolism, and increase its overall sense of satiety.
Eat Protein: Protein is calorically expensive to digest, absorb, and assimilate. It has a much greater thermic effect of feeding than other nutrients which means that the body’s metabolism will increase by reaching for protein.
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