The Truth about Your Metabolism
by Jari Love
If we know how our metabolism works, we can get it to work for us. Sometimes, your metabolism works against you even when you think you’re doing everything right. It’s time you took a good, hard look at how your metabolism really works.
Your Metabolism Works ALL Day. Your metabolism works all day, it is what gives you energy. If your metabolism wasn’t working you wouldn’t have the energy to get out of bed. The quality of food you feed to your metabolism contributes to the quality of energy you experience. It’s what more then when you eat that contributes to weight gain, so if you think you can get away with eating that quarter-pounder with cheese, bacon, mayo, and bun; a large order of greasy fries; and a 32-ounce milkshake without any consequences—just because you ate it at lunch and not late at night—think again! Eat smart all day long, have a healthy snack at night if necessary, and then sleep well.
You Can Control Your Metabolism. Some people seem as though they can eat anything without gaining an ounce, while you feel that if you eat one potato chip it’s game over. You may think this is just the way you were born, but the good news is you can increase your metabolism by lifting weights, getting a good night of sleep, eating enough protein to power you through the day, and drinking plenty of water. Want something more than water? Here’s another smidgen of good news: a little caffeine in your daily intake will help you get rid of calories faster than going without. Just make sure your caffeine isn’t bathed in sugar and unnecessary calories. Green tea is especially high in antioxidants too!
Getting Older Doesn’t Mean Your Metabolism Has to Slow Down. As you age your metabolism will drop a tiny bit, but the good news is most of this decrease is due to a loss of muscle mass—which is something you can fix! In order to keep your metabolism high even as you get older keep up the weight training and your metabolism will remain strong and steady.
The Key to Achieving and Maintaining your Most Effective Metabolism is a Consistent and Challenging Exercise Routine. Sometimes you hear diet of fads that promote certain foods promising to boost your metabolism. However, these fad foods won’t do anything more than temporarily boost your metabolism. Approximately half an hour after consuming these supposed metabolism mega-boosters, the boost is over and you’re back to your normal metabolism. A normal, well-balanced diet is a much better option. You’ll keep your metabolism working throughout the day, and you will be receiving all the nutrients you need to help keep cravings at bay.
Jari Love – original creator of Get RIPPED! DVD series and group exercise classes. The hot-selling and critically acclaimed Get RIPPED! series enables individuals of any fitness level to burn up to three times more calories than the traditional weight-training program, and has received rave reviews from fitness critics throughout North America since the first title debuted in late 2005.