Metabolism

Not Hungry?  Don’t Eat.

Not Hungry? Don’t Eat.

We’ve been told by the fitness media and from some fitness professionals for many years now that we need to eat 5 or 6 times a day to keep our metabolisms up and to help us stay lean. This advice fueled the creation and marketing of an endless amount of “healthy” snack foods, breakfast bars, protein bars and meal replacement…

If Your Primary Goal Is Weight Loss, Carbing Up Before Your Workout Is Not A Good Idea

If Your Primary Goal Is Weight Loss, Carbing Up Before Your Workout Is Not A Good Idea

Its not uncommon to hear people talk about carbing up before a workout.  This is at typical practice with distance runners or cyclists and weight lifters and it certainly helps with performance.  However, if your primary reason for working out is weight loss then carbing up probably isn’t going to help you.  You will certainly have a stronger workout but…

Improve Aerobic Metabolism with Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting provides a longer fasted period during the day during which your body has to rely more on fat stores. This may take a couple weeks to get used to at first, but your body will get more efficient at releasing and using stored fat for fuel and will supply your energy needs until your first meal, usually around lunch time. Ideally you want to have about a 16 hour window from the last time you ate the day before until your first meal the next day.

What Affects Our Metabolic Rate?

What Affects Our Metabolic Rate?

We hear a lot about things we can do to boost our metabolism but how much of an impact do those actions really make? The majority of our metabolic rate comes from organ function and supporting our tissues. About 10% comes from the digestion of food (TEF) called the Thermic Effect of Food and 10-20% from our activity, depending on how active we are.

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