Tweak Your Metabolism to Safely and Quickly Lose Your Weight...

You must have often heard people blaming their slow metabolism for their weight. Metabolism influences your body’s basic energy needs. But instead of blaming metabolism, your physical activities and your food and beverage intake is to be blamed for excess weight gain, since they are the ones that greatly influence your metabolism. Metabolism is the process by which your body breaks down the food you consume into energy. It involves complex biochemical process in which calories in food and beverage are combined with oxygen to enable release of energy your body needs to function optimally. Believe it or not, your body needs energy even while you are at rest. Your body needs energy to support vital body functions such as breathing, blood circulation, adjusting hormone levels and for proper growth and repairing cells. The amount of calories your body needs to carry out these basic functions are called basal metabolic rate. There are several factors that largely determine an individual’s basal metabolic rate. Three of the main factors are: Age Sex Body size and composition Based on the above three factors, the energy needs for your body remains fairly consistently. Your basal metabolic rate accounts for about 70 percent of the calories your body burns each day. Apart from basal metabolic rate, there are also other factors that play a key role in determining the amount of calories your body needs in a day, which are: Food processing (thermogenesis) Physical activities Food processing activities involve digestion, absorption, storing and transportation of food, which accounts for 100 to 800 of calories each day. Physical activities accounts for the rest of the calories your body burns each day. It is by far the most variable factor that determines how much calories your body burns each day. Now that we have a fair idea about the metabolism (which indeed is a natural process), it is futile to blame metabolism for excess weight gain. Instead there are many factors that are within your control which regulates metabolism. These factors should be blamed instead. These factors include your diet composition, physical activities, sleep, and stress besides many others. Typically you gain weight when you eat more calories than your body is able to burn. Therefore to effectively lose weight, you will need to create an energy deficit by taking diet composition that gives less energy to the body and by increasing physical activity (workouts) that burn calories. Diet composition Choose food that is rich in protein, carbohydrate and good fat source. This is extremely important to boost metabolism. Add herbs and spices in your food known...