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How can I speed up my metabolism?

How can I speed up my metabolism?

How can I speed up my metabolism?


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If you want to lose weight you found the right place. The metabolism is where it's at. If what you want to know is, "how to speed up my metabolism" keep reading. It really is pretty easy.


First, let's define what I mean by metabolism... your metabolism, is simply what your body does with the food you give it. Nothing more, nothing less. How to speed up my metabolism, could be rephrased as, how can I better use my food?


When you eat, you take in calories. Your body must do something with those calories. If you need some energy, they are converted into energy and burned away. If all of your energy needs are handled, the calories are converted into fat and stored for a "rainy day".


The best part is that anyone can lose weight. It's a scientific given. All you have to do is burn off more calories than you take in. In that way, you are not adding to your stores of fat, but you're actually taking away from them.


This is metabolism. If it's what we commonly think of as "fast", we're just saying that were burning off all of our calories and we are losing a little weight. If it's what we commonly think of as "slow", that simply means that we are storing our excess calories as fat and we are gaining weight. If it's just right, (it feels like I'm telling the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears") we don't gain or lose any weight but remain the same.


So, to "speed up my metabolism", we need to start burning off more of our calories.


There are two basic ways to do this. First, we can start eating fewer calories or start getting our calories from more "usable" sources. And second, we can start exercising more, which will burn off calories.


Logically, it would seem that eating less would be all that is necessary. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. This is not the way to "speed up my metabolism" If you start eating too few calories, all that will do is trigger your metabolism to slow down even further. Your body thinks that you're in a starvation situation and it does what it can to help you out by slowing everything down.


The way to kick start your metabolism and ramp it up into high gear, is to cut back on your calories, but trick your body into thinking it's getting enough.


My favorite method for accomplishing this miracle is to focus a large portion of my diet on negative calorie foods.


Negative calorie foods, are foods that require more energy to digest than they actually give you. For example, a 100 g piece of broccoli will give you about 25 calories. But it uses 80 calories in being digested. So, you have a net gain of 55 calories! Plus your body thinks you're eating plenty so doesn't cut back on your metabolism! It doesn't get any better than that!


There are actually quite a few negative calorie fruits and vegetables. By working them into your diet, watching your portion sizes on the other foods you eat, and starting a basic exercise program... you can't help but "speed up my metabolism" and lose weight.


For a lot more information on negative calorie foods and a ton of other interesting articles, visit my website. You'll be glad you did.


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