Fitness Expert, Phil Kaplan, discusses the realities of
Metabolism and how to facilitate metabolic increases without
only reason, in my experience, people fail to get the fitness
or weight loss result they want is because they're being misled."
- Phil Kaplan
want to change your body, and a part of that change involves
liberating and burning bodyfat, it's essential that you understand
the concept of metabolism. Begin by reading the article
Phil Kaplan on Metabolism
Metabolism . . . calories .
. . energy . . . they all really amount to one thing. HEAT!
is simply your internal fire with calories providing the fuel
for the flame . . . and a calorie is actually a measure of
heat! There are many products on the market that claim to
be great metabolic boosters. In most cases these are simply
stimulants that cause a heart rate elevation and a slight
temporary increase in heat. To truly understand and take control
of your metabolism, read the following:
While everyone knows somebody
who can eat anything and not get fat, and everyone believes
"those people" were granted some genetic gift, the
fact is, we are not victims of our metabolisms but the creators!
Metabolism, by definition, simply
means, the speed with which your body burns through food.
One of the essential keys to speeding metabolism is putting
the right foods in to your digestive tract frequently!
There are three major "players"
in the SYNERGY of the "metabolism game:"
First is the amount of muscle
you maintain. Muscle is metabolically active tissue, thus,
the more muscle you have on your body, the greater your caloric
burn at any given moment. That's why resistance training is
so important if you want long term weight reduction.
Second, your production of thyroid
hormones, T3, and T4, both which can be affected negatively
by repeated periods of calorie deprivation (dieting). To support
adequate and optimal thyroid hormone production, "feed"
the body frequently the proper balance of protein, carbs,
and essential fats.
Third, the types and amounts
of food you "ask" your body to ingest, digest, and
assimilate along with the frequency of feedings. Ingesting
a lean protein, starchy carbohydrate, and fibrous carbohydrate
every 3 - 3 1/2 hours offers a very supportive nutrition program
to stimulate metabolic processes.
When you perform any movement,
action, or even when you initiate a thought, that asks nerve
transmission to take place followed by muscle contraction
and whether you are walking to the refrigerator or digesting
a rare tuna steak, that energy expenditure is going to require
a caloric expenditure. With that awareness you'll understand
that the act of eating and digesting food is "thermic"
or heat producing. While fats are relatively simple for your
body to deal with and require a relatively small energy expenditure,
the digestion and assimilation of lean proteins and complex
carbs requires a good amount of work. By replacing high fat
foods with the more thermic proteins and carbs, the act of
eating in itself becomes a metabolic stimulus. It's important
to understand that each gram of fat yields more than twice
as many calories as an equal sized serving of protein and/or
carb. In order to match caloric intake and stimulate greater
caloric burn, you will find with a shifting in food choices
from fatty foods to more supportive meals, you eat far more
food, often more than twice as much, as your metabolism speeds
up! Best of all, as your metabolism begins to fire up, it
gives you even more license to "cheat" and not suffer
for it. With the proper combination of aerobic exercise, resistance
training, and supportive nutrition, you can soon become one
of those "I Can Eat Anything and Not Get Fat" people!
program begins with the Four Week Scramble during which you
learn to "kick start" even the most sluggish metabolism.
Check out Actual
Results from people who have mastered their metabolisms.
Of course you can click "Ask Phil a Question" below
and ask any metabolism related question you'd like. I know
it's an area of great confusion, yet I help people take total
control of their metabolisms every single day!
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