Metabolism And Weight

By: Emma Forbes

Metabolism is the progress of oxygen and calories to energy. Every cell in the body adheres upon thyroid hormones for governing of metabolism. It is not so well known that nicotine tends to hike the metabolic rate, which is one of the speculations why some people gain weight when they quit smoking. Metabolism is a good few of chemical reactions that takes place in the body's cells to convert the fuel in the food we eat into the energy requirements to power all of the things we do, from moving to thinking to growing. Certain proteins in the body control the chemical reactions of metabolism, and each chemical reaction is associated with other body functions.

Exercise decreases body fat and gives lean muscle mass. Aerobic exercise, like walking or cycling, has the added bonus of speeding up your metabolism for 4-8 hours after you stop exercising. Exercise builds muscle and this requires the body to use up more energy than fat tissue. Exercise, food, and environmental temperature influence metabolism. Basal metabolism is the caloric expenditure of an organism at rest; it represents the minimum amount of energy required to maintain life at normal body temperature.

Calories expended to cover these basic functions are your basal metabolic rate BMR. Typically, a person's BMR is the largest portion of energy use, representing two-thirds to three-quarters of the calories used each day.

One of the main reasons for regaining weight after dieting or fasting, has to do with protein and related replacements of fluids, Hence it is always important to keep well hydrated during a diet or even when just trying to lose weight naturally be lessening the food you would normally eat.Water is always re-established once your metabolism reverts to normal behaviour , and fat loss is not the same as weight loss, there is a subtle difference. Protein is absolutely necessary in a diet , and is a contributor to the loss of fat as well as a way to stop it from coming back immediately.

Many people believe that eating often is a good way to speed the metabolism, and this true to a certain extent , as the metabolism will slow in between large meals , and speed up when you have eaten and for a short time after. This also has the added advantage of not feeling hungry for long periods of time , and the temptation for snacking is decreased. For a good increase in metabolism , mealtimes should be 6 times per day , and a short , brisk walk after eating will ensure that the rate increases in time for your next meal.This will nicely trick the body into running a high BMR until the next mealtime. The opposite is also true for those wishing to gain weight.Spicy peppers are also a good way for a boost in BMR , even for just 30 minutes , as well as eating spicy meals will allow you to have a much faster rate boost in the amount of time .

You may think that the more you exercise the more weight you will lose , but as a brisk walk will only burn off 250 calories an hour, you will have to walk a day and a half to get rid of the meal you have just eaten. Truth be told the fat is reduced by the increase in basal metabolic rate after you have finished the exercise! Always take all these factors into consideration when you start the new diet , whether you want to gain weight or lose it , stay healthy and do it right !

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