July 24th, 2019 by Transform HQ
Controlling weight loss (and weight gain) has everything to do with your metabolism. But what exactly is “metabolism,” and how can you boost it to maximize weight loss?
Chris and Heidi are going to break down the science of weight loss in the video below by diving into the 3 components of your metabolism. Throughout this blog, you’re going to learn how to rev up your metabolism so you can maximize weight loss.
(Bonus: At the end of the blog, we’re also going to show you what thousands are using to fast track their weight loss results.)
Controlling weight loss (and weight gain) has everything to do with your metabolism.
Chris and Heidi are going to break down the science of weight loss in the video below so you can understand exactly how your metabolism works.
First things first: Metabolism means changing energy, and it is the measure of the rate at which your body transfers energy from the food you eat to sustaining your body’s life systems and movement.
Your metabolism is actually composed of 3 different components. Let’s run through each of them and how you can help boost them to maximize your results.
If you were to wake up and lie in bed for 24 hours, that would be your RMR. It’s the rate at which your body burns energy when it’s at complete rest, and it’s a major determinant of energy balance and weight changes. Pretty crazy how your body is still doing tons of work even when you are “resting”!
How to Influence Your RMR
Since one thing that influences your RMR is the amount of tissue on your body, it’s important we talk about your muscles. Your muscles are the most active living tissues on your body, so it’s super important to maintain and build them. Muscles burn more calories than fat tissue, and the more muscle mass you have, the more calories you will burn.
If you want to influence your RMR, then you need to focus on building muscle.
The findings in this study suggest that caloric intake and daily exercise can influence your RMR. Exercise at an adequate intensity and duration may also have an impact on your RMR, which leads us to our next component.
If you are trying to take control of your health and weight loss journey, this is definitely one thing you need to pay attention to.
As we continue to see increases in obesity and type 2 diabetes, more and more studies are coming out examining physical activity (bodily movements) as well as energy expenditure and their effects on the body.
Though any exercise is better than no exercise, the energy output during any type of exercise is extremely important.
How to Influence Your TEA
The American Heart Association has recommendations for physical activity in adults and kids.
Physical Activity Recommendations for Adults:
Physical Activity Recommendations for Kids:
If you’re looking for a starting point, these tips are a great place to jump in. But that’s just the beginning!
This final component accounts for the least amount (and is definitely the most delicious). Whenever you eat, it takes a lot of calories to digest your food.
Fueling Your Metabolic Engine
As mentioned above, it’s extremely important to maintain and build your muscles as they are the most active living tissues in your body. You want to keep your metabolic engine as high and as hot as possible because the hotter the engine, the more fat you burn!
That’s how you burn calories, but you still need to fuel your body.
You control the machine (metabolism) by consuming fuel. If you take in fewer calories than you need, your body is going to tap into your stored body fat for fuel, and consequently, you will lose fat, and you will lose weight too.
If you take in more calories than you need, your body will store that extra fuel. If you’ve been doing resistance training, your body is going to try and store the excess calories as muscle! WIN!
If you haven’t been loading and stimulating muscles for growth, and you’re taking in excess calories, they’re going to be stored as fat.
How to Influence Your TEF
It’s not just important to eat any food (fuel), what you eat matters! Your body burns calories as it digests food, and certain foods use more calories to digest them. All hail PROTEIN!
Studies have shown protein to have a higher thermic effect on food than carbohydrates and fats:
So if you were to consume 200 calories of protein, your body would require/burn 20-30% of the calories to digest it, which equates to about 40-60 calories.
A well-balanced diet is important. You need to make sure you have enough proteins, carbs, and fat to make the muscle you want.
Make sure to pay special attention to protein!
You are in control of your weight! Whether you want to lose weight or gain weight, you can achieve your goals with a little science and hard work.
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