One of life’s most frustrating and lifelong experiences can be losing weight. There can be a whole minefield of mood swings and diets and failures and successes. But there is often little attention paid to one of the most important factors in losing weight, your metabolism. Probably because there’s no money to be made selling products to help you speed your metabolism.
Or, to be more specific, speeding up your metabolism. Lets look, firstly, at what metabolism is, and then at why speeding it up can be the best thing you can do for your weight loss routine.
What is metabolism? It isn’t a part of the body. It is actually a bodily process, really in fact a series of processes. It’s a process that your body uses to turn food into energy.
Food goes in and your body turns that into energy to fuel other body processes and keep everything running. This process goes on all the time.
Your body uses energy to fuel a range of body processes and this fuel comes from the calories in your food. If you have too much energy, or calories, your body stores this as fat.
But this excess energy can also be used to break down other fat cells to release energy. And if your body does this more than it deposits fat cells then it’s laying down less fat and using up more. It does this if your metabolism speeds up and this changes the balance between creating fat cells and breaking them down.
So increasing the speed at which your metabolism works breaks down more energy.
And there are recognized ways to increase the speed of your metabolism. It takes some effort to do, however if you can successfully speed up metabolism your chances of successful weight loss are greatly increased.
Now the bad news is that speeding up metabolism isn’t something that you undertake one evening and have accomplished by next morning. It takes some effort and time, but for the person who is prepared to put in the effort it is one of the most important things you can ever do in the fight against fat.
If you speed up your metabolism you’ve got your body working for you rather than against you.
But you won’t find a lot of talk about speeding up metabolism in the general losing weight literature because there’s not much money to be made from it. There’s no expensive program to sell, no pre made meals to sell, not much really. It’s really pretty simple.
But just because you don’t read a lot about increasing your metabolism don’t ignore it. It can be one of the best things you can ever do for your weight.
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