Jan 012017
 

What is Metabolism?

Do “calories” really count?

 

Well, yes they do, but they’re not the only thing that matters when it comes to how much you weigh and how much energy you have.  In other words it’s all about your metabolism.

 

In a nutshell metabolism is how you take in oxygen and food and use them for energy, heat, and storage.  But what’s really more important is how fast your metabolism works i.e. your “metabolic rate”.  And you may have heard of RMR and TDEE, which are ways to measure your metabolic rate.

 

But, what you may really want to know is what affects your metabolic rate, and how can you use that to your advantage.  Of course it’s not just about how much you eat but also your hormones, body composition, and even what you eat counts!

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