Metabolism is the body’s process of changing food to energy. No bodily functions would be possible without energy. Metabolism is a chemical process that is necessary for maintaining life. Everything we eat and drink is broken down and converted into energy, and contributes to voluntary and involuntary functions of the body. We need energy to breathe, for our blood to circulate, and so much more. We even need the energy to rest. The more energy the body has for fuel, the more prepared it is for burning calories through exercise and other functions.
Metabolism combines oxygen and calories to produce energy. It is a mistake to assume metabolism is the only determining factor in weight loss or gain. We gain or lose weight based on the amount of food we eat and the level of physical activity we perform. However, metabolism is crucial to the balance between food intake, calorie-burning, and energy expenditure. The body’s basal metabolic rate is determined by the number of calories burned to fuel basic functions.
Boosting Metabolic Rate Produces More Energy to Burn Calories
Boosting metabolic rate can have many health benefits. Here are some tips on how you can do this:
Eating proteins helps speed up your metabolism. Protein increases the metabolic rate anywhere between 15 and 30 percent, which is more than carbs and fats.
The thermic effect of protein can help to boost your metabolic rate. Thermic is the rate at which your body works to breakdown the foods you eat. Protein has a high thermic effect on the body. Your body will work diligently to process and store it. However, it is important to eat proteins in moderation. Too much protein could have a negative effect, such as toxicity in the kidneys. A good rule of thumb for eating protein to boost your metabolic rate is to only consume 0.5 to .08 grams of protein per pound of body weight.
Water contains zero calories, so of course, choosing it over other drinks provides the specific advantage of consuming fewer calories. It also increases your metabolic rate. Some studies even indicate that drinking a half-liter of water can increase your metabolism by up to 30 percent.
Strength training and aerobic activities will contribute to boosting your metabolic rate. Metabolically speaking, fat is less active than muscle. More energy is required to support muscle than it is to support fat. Your metabolic rate will go higher with the increase in muscle.
High-intensity training will advance your metabolic rate since it involves fast and concentrated activity bursts. This causes the body to burn more fat, which in turn increases the metabolic rate.
Weight Loss and Metabolism Help in Denton and Frisco, TX
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