Have you ever had a skinny friend who can eat everything he/she wants and still not gain weight? Does it make you feel very frustrated that you, on the other hand, no matter how little you eat, can’t seem to lose any of the extra pounds?
Sounds unfair, doesn’t it? But, yes, there are lucky ones who were blessed with the fast metabolism gene. On the other hand, there are the unlucky ones, like you and me, who may have inherited a sluggish metabolic rate.
What most people think is that when you have a slow metabolic rate, you must eat only as much calorie as your body can use. But a slow metabolism is only half the picture.
The amount and the quality of the food you eat also affects your body's fat burning abilities. If you eat more calories than what your body can burn and living a sedentary lifestyle, then the result is the unused energy gets stored in your body as fat.
Additionally, if you eat too much unhealthy food or eat inadequately by skipping meals, your body does not get the right amount of vitamins and minerals that it needs to burn the fats, such as magnesium and iron, which not only supports but also boost metabolic rate.
No wonder why diets that only emphasize exercise or focus only on calorie intake seldom work. Some diets even stress on almost starving the self just to lose the extra pounds. You are not doing yourself any favor at all. You are only stripping away the nutrients and disrupting the hormones that your body needs to effectively metabolize the food you eat.
Aside from the reasons mentioned above, your sex, age, and body size and composition, are also factors that affect the rate at which your metabolism works.
The good news, you can enhance the rate at which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy and keep your metabolism strong.
The key is to eat a well-balanced diet that will provide your body the nutrients it needs to effectively burn the calories while consuming just the right amount of calories that your body needs daily.
Know how NOW.