The Three Phases of the Fast Metabolism Diet

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​With the Fast Metabolism Diet – you are going to eat - you are going to eat a lot! You see, your body needs the energy from food in order to function properly.

If you are giving your body the proper amount and types of foods, your metabolism, which is a significant process in losing weight, speeds up, your body begins processing the food that you eat, burning some of it as energy to keep the body processes functioning and then burning the remaining off as fat, resulting in guaranteed weight loss.

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What is the Fast Metabolism Diet?

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​Many fad diets revolve around one main rule: Low-Calorie Diets. These diets claim that the lesser amount of calories you consume daily, the more likely you are to lose weight.

When in reality, all this really does is push your body into a mode of starvation so that it begins to store fat instead of burning it.

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What is The Meaning of Fast Metabolism?

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To describe fast metabolism, it is wise to first explain what

'metabolism' actually is.

Metabolism, which is derived from a Greek term meaning transformation

or change, is a set of chemical processes that happen within the cells

of our bodies. It converts food and other substances into fuel our

bodies use as energy for blood circulation, muscle contraction,

breathing, nerve and brain function, and much more.

Metabolism is a vital system we depend on to survive. It is what

enables us to walk, talk, think – really, to function, in general.

Without metabolism, we could not exist.

What Does Fast Metabolism Mean?

Every time we eat a snack or meal, take a sip of a drink, or even take

medicine, molecules within the digestive system, known as enzymes,

begin to break down what we have consumed into the following

compounds:

- Any PROTEINS in the food are broken down into AMINO ACIDS.
- Any FATS (including Trans Fats, Saturated Fats, Monounsaturated

Fats, and Polyunsaturated Fats) are broken down into FATTY ACIDS.
- Any CARBOHYDRATES in the food are broken down into SIMPLE SUGARS (OR

GLUCOSE).
 
These compounds are then transported to the body’s cells, where they

are used by separate enzymes to accelerate or regulate the chemical

reactions involved with our body metabolizing the compounds. Or, in

other words, they speed up or control the rate at which the energy

from these compounds are released into the body to be used as energy.
If this happens at a high rate of speed, you have what is referred to

as a “fast metabolism.”
 
With a fast metabolism, your body takes in the food - the nutrients in

the food are broken into amino acids, fatty acids, and simple sugars -

the compounds are sent to the body’s cells and metabolized quickly -

the compounds are released into the body and is turned into fuel our

bodies use as energy to burn.

This is why some people, especially children, are able to eat and eat

and eat, and never gain weight. They have such a fast metabolism that

any food taken into the body is immediately broken down and turned

into fuel that is burnt up by the body as energy.

What is Slow Metabolism?

The opposite of this, which many people find to be the main cause of

their inability to lose weight, is a “slowed metabolism.”
 
With a slowed metabolism, your body takes in the food - the nutrients

in the food are broken into amino acids, fatty acids, and simple

sugars - the compounds are sent to the body’s cells and metabolized

slowly - the compounds are released into the body and instead of being

used as energy, the compounds are, instead, stored as fat in the

body’s tissues, mainly within the body fat, muscles, and the liver.
The reason this can cause unsuccessful weight loss is because the food

is stored rather than burnt by the body.
 
In addition to converting the substances into fuel, metabolism also

determines how efficiently our body uses the converted fuel. It

determines how quickly we burn the calories from the foods, drinks,

and other items we consume. This is where terms such as “fast or

slowed metabolism” typically come into play.

A hormone in the body, known as thyroxine is produced and released by

the thyroid gland. This hormone determines how fast or slow the

chemical processes of metabolism advance in the body. Those with

thyroid issues such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism means their

thyroid gland either produces too much or not enough of the hormone.
 
With hypothyroidism, your body doesn’t produce enough of the thyroxine

hormone and the chemical processes of their metabolism is slowed

dramatically, leading to such problems as not being able to lose

weight efficiently, fatigue, water retention, muscle and joint pain,

prolonged menses in women, depression, and more.

With hyperthyroidism, your body produces too much of the thyroid

hormone, which speeds up the metabolic processes to an alarming rate.

With hyperthyroidism, one may unintentionally lose weight quickly.

They may experience nervousness, anxiety, fast heart rate, tremors,

fatigue, negative reaction to prolonged heat exposure, overactive

sweat glands, inability or trouble focusing or concentrating, and

more.
 
If you feel you may have an issue with your thyroid, schedule an

appointment with your primary care physician. Thyroid disorders can be

easily diagnosed through blood tests and ultrasounds.

It is always a good idea to see your doctor before beginning any new

weight loss diet or program and finding out ahead of time if you have

a condition such as hypothyroidism, as it can save you a lot of time,

money, and frustration. The doctor will put you on the appropriate

medication and you can optimistically begin your new weight loss

program.

Metabolism and Caloric Intake

When trying to lose weight, there is one rule, which is the mother of

all rules. This rule, no matter how fast or slow your metabolism, if

followed, will result in weight loss. The rule is… (2)

To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you take in each day.

First off, a calorie is a unit that determines how much energy a

particular food provides to the body. For example, one medium banana

holds about 105 calories whereas a Big Mac from McDonalds holds 530

calories.

So you would think that the Big Mac is better than the banana because

it holds many more calories, thus providing the body with so much more

energy to function on. The problem is too much of a good thing is

never good.
 
The body stores calories as fat, so when you eat a Big Mac, the 530

calories go into your body, your body then uses the amount of energy

it needs from those calories, and any calories leftover become excess

fat in our bodies. Therefore, if we eat high calorie meals and snacks

several times per day, we are putting a lot of excess fat on our

bodies each day.

However, if we eat low calorie snacks and meals, such as the banana,

then our bodies are storing a minimal amount of calories as fat. Then,

if we add exercise on top of a healthy diet, we will burn even more of

those calories so our bodies won’t have many, if any, calories

leftover to store as fat.
 
If you eat 1,500 calories per day, and you work out and burn 1,500

calories per day, then you won’t gain any weight, but you also won’t

lose any either as you are merely balancing out the calories to zero.

However, if you eat 1,500 calories per day and you burn 2,000 calories

per day, then you are burning more calories than you consume resulting

in guaranteed weight loss.

It takes 3,500 calories to burn 1 pound of body fat. So if you burn

2,000 calories per day/5 times per week, then you would be looking at

a weekly weight loss of 2.5- to 3-lbs. which is actually a very

healthy weight loss.
 
You will find that when you begin working out, you will actually start

preferring lower calorie foods. You will see that it is so much easier

to burn the calories from a banana than those of a Big Mac. You will

begin to look at foods in the terms of hours at the gym.
 
For example, the 105 calorie banana would equal approximately 1 hour

on a treadmill walking at a pace of 2.5 mph for a 150 pound person

whereas the Big Mac would take 5 hours on a treadmill walking at the

same pace for a 150 pound person.

If that person wanted to burn 530 calories in 1 hour on a treadmill,

then they would have to run, not walk, at a pace of 5.0mph. Can you

see how one might opt for the banana next time?

​To describe fast metabolism, it is wise to first explain what 'metabolism' actually is.

Metabolism, which is derived from a Greek term meaning transformation or change, is a set of chemical processes that happen within the cells of our bodies. It converts food and other substances into fuel our bodies use as energy for blood circulation, muscle contraction, breathing, nerve and brain function, and much more.

Metabolism is a vital system we depend on to survive. It is what enables us to walk, talk, think – really, to function, in general. Without metabolism, we could not exist. 

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19 Simple Nutrition Rules for Long Term Fat Loss

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The problem with yo-yo dieting is that it can get your body into a metabolic coma. Many of the fad diets out there are based on very low calorie eating, or starvation – such as all you can consume for 3 days is lemon water with maple syrup or something crazy like that.

How can your body possibly lose weight when it is storing any fat that you do eat as a means to keep itself functioning? Because of these diets, your body thinks it’s starving.

So, instead of burning foods off as energy, it stores it as fat. You cannot possibly lose weight, because your body begins hoarding all of the fat instead of burning it off!

If you are giving your body the proper amount and types of foods, your metabolism, which is a significant process in losing weight, speeds up, and your body begins processing the food that you eat, burning some of it as energy to keep the body processes functioning and then burning the remaining off as fat, resulting in guaranteed weight loss!

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Why Does Dieting Suck?

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Dieting sucks, correct? Well, does anyone consider dieting as fun? I have never met one. This is mostly because as soon as you talk to people about dieting, they hear “deprivation” and “starvation”, and not being able to eat good tasting food… Never ever again! Surely that cannot be fun!

However, dieting does not have to be like that. I’m not going to tell you a lie by saying you’re allowed to eat whatever you like anytime you want, and as much as you want. Let’s face it, in case any diet or fitness “guru” guarantees you something like that, run and run fast. It’s a scam! Continue reading

15 Green Smoothies That Make Mornings Healthier

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We’ve been told all our lives that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” And, of course, “important” means much more than just that you have breakfast. What you have for breakfast can make all the different for your energy levels and well-being all day long. And a healthy habit of good breakfasts is necessary for a lifetime! Continue reading

10 Tips for Beating Back the Belly Fat and Banishing the Bloat

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Who doesn’t want to see a reduction in their midsection? When at the gym or the beach, we’d all like to be a little trimmer in the belly. But there’s one thing that is working against us, no matter how much we exercise, and that’s bloating. A feeling of a swollen or distended abdomen can make us feel uncomfortable and bloated. But is goes beyond just feeling fatter; bloating actually can be seen when it’s really bad. Continue reading

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