There are several ways you can help to increase your metabolism to aid in weight loss, we will cover them in depth below. However, the top ways are to increase your resistance training, so that you add more lean tissue. To replace most or all of your dense carbs with fibrous ones such as white rice with broccoli and to ensure you drink plenty of pure water not diet soda or other beverages.
Disclaimer: The following is for educational purposes only. We are not advocating a change in dietary, health or exercise protocols. Please seek the advice or council of your nutritionally educated health care practitioner prior to engaging in any dietary or exercise changes.
So many people keep Googling this thinking that it means the natural process of the body’s metabolism. Or that it means that nature has a metabolic biorhythm that is superimposed on all living creatures and things. Sorry, this is not the case. Nature Metabolism is an online publisher that publishes works and related works from all medical research fields that are related to the metabolism.
I hope this helps you so that you’re not disappointed with your search results.
If you’re interested in just how the metabolism works and getting the questions answered that no one will usually cover, then read the rest of this post to discover some of the unusual intricacies of the human metabolism.
There are a few that are amazing!
What Is The Metabolism?
Think of the metabolism as an engine. Since most of us drive we’ll say it’s a car engine. But this engine has an unusual trick it can pull, it can store fuel for later in the form of fat. The metabolism is the rate at which your engine burns through fuel performing its everyday duties or some may measure this when it’s at rest or just idling.
If you take off from a stop sign with your foot really on the gas you use more fuel just like if you were to sprint with your body. If you attach a trailer and pull it, you use more fuel just like you would pulling a cart with your body.
The amount of fuel or calories you use while at rest is called your basal metabolism. This means it’s the number of calories or fuel needed to keep you alive if you didn’t do anything else, no movement or exercise of any kind.
Now, just like car engines, if you have more muscle, you have a bigger engine, and that larger engine requires more fuel at rest or while working or playing.
If you are a man that caries a lot of muscle such as a bodybuilder, power lifter or a tradesman, then you have a bigger engine that needs more fuel day in and day out.
If you are a small petite woman, then you have less muscle and require less fuel to make it move.
In either case, the amount of fuel you required to power your body is YOUR metabolism. It is yours, it’s unique to you.
Does Your Metabolism Stay Constant Throughout Your Life?
That would be both awesome and ideal if it did, and it sure can, but there are variables that make it so that just won’t be the case for most of us. As we age, we tend to lose quite a bit of lean tissue (muscle and even organ tissue), this tissue is our engine that burns fuel (our metabolism) and if you have a smaller engine, you simply burn less fuel.
That might sound like it’s a really good thing, until you determine that most people just keep eating the same number of calories while their engine slowly shrinks. This is one of the major causes of late onset obesity or why our older folks get fat.
Is this inevitable, is it fate?
No, we can change this just like we can landscape our yard or remodel pour home, we can rebuild our bodies to be more metabolically efficient over time.
Heck, we can even make them more efficient than they were when we were teenagers, unless of course you’re reading this as a teenager now.
The trick is actually a very simple one, you simply need to create a bigger engine than the one you have now.
This is much easier than you might think. The formula is really simple, here you go.
How To Manipulate Your Metabolism To Lose More Weight?
A pound of your muscle tissue burns roughly 6 calories per hour at rests or 144 calories per day. So, if you were to add 5 pounds of muscle to your body you could potentially add 720 calories to your metabolic rate or ‘metabolism’.
This means that your engine would burn roughly 720 more calories per day.
If you kept your calorie intake the same, you would force your body to burn off 720 more fat calories per day to make up the balance.
The significance of this is that; one pound of fat equals 3,500 calories. Divide that by 720 and it would take you about 4.86 days or roughly 5 days to burn off one pound of extra body fat.
This means that in a 30-day month you’d lose roughly 6 pounds of fat. Times that by 12 months in one year and you have 72 pounds of fat lost in one year just by gaining 5 pounds of muscle without dieting at all.
To gain 5 pounds of muscle you would simply need to resistance train and consume adequate calories and protein to build that new lean tissue.
How long that would take is up to you. It could be done in about two or three months in an untrained individual because they respond to nearly any stimulus faster than well trained people, because to them any stimulus is new stimulus.
For well-trained individuals, it will take a little longer with there being too many variables to be able to assess a timeline here.
The real secret to successful dieting is not cutting calories, but in creating a bigger engine that burns energy (calories) while you sleep, eat or watch TV.
This is what will keep you lean.
Which Of The Following Statements Not True About Metabolism?
Here we will ask a couple of questions this one and the one below as well. They are just for fun and let’s see how you do.
1. You can change your metabolism to be slower or faster over time.
2. If you create a bigger engine by building more lean tissue you will burn more calories at rest or at play?
3. The metabolism you were born with is the only one you’ll ever have.
And the answer is….
3. #3 is the answer that is not true.
Yes, you can change your metabolism by gaining lean tissue or gaining fat. It’s just one is a positive change for most people and one is not.
Question # 2.
Which Of The Following Statements About Metabolism Is True?
1. 1 pound of fat equals 4,500 calories.
2. One pound of muscle metabolizes approximately 144 calories per day at rest?
3. Mars sent Aliens down to earth to make you eat that last morsel you knew wasn’t good for you.
The correct answer is again #3.
Ha, just kidding it’s Number 2.
As for number 1, one pound of fat is approximately 3,500 calories not 4,500.
That was fun, but not to worry, there are no more quizzes in this article, just some really cool facts that you might just find super interesting.
Galactose Metabolism – What Is it And Why Is It Important?
This is one of those super weird questions that no one ever asks. Except for one thing, we are answering it because people all over the web are typing this question into Google.
So, the next time you’re at your kid’s science class bake sale or parents conference you’ll be armed with an obscure fact they are all but guaranteed not to know. This makes you look super smart, which is the whole point, right.
Galactose as you guessed it by the ‘ose’ at the end is a sugar.
Some sugars are bad, but some are good and play important roles in our health, mostly in our immune system.
Galactose performs two main roles. One is pretty straight forward, it is critical in providing energy at the cellular level especially when the cells normal energy production is compromised.
This helps regulate the metabolism with constant fuels even when the normal fuel sources are disturbed.
The other thing it does indirectly affects the metabolism as well when it encourages and regulates glycosylation.
There are a number of diseases that this helps keep in check, but none maybe so important as what people are talking about all over the world right now called metabolic syndrome.
People around the world are feeling it, they know something is off, they diet, eat right and still gain weight.
For most people this doesn’t really apply, they just don’t know how many calories they are really taking in. If they would just get an app, track it and fix it, they’d be just fine.
However, for a select few people who really do suffer from metabolic syndrome this little devil called galactose plays a critical role in subverting it.
The best source of Galactose that you’d actually enjoy is believe it or not, raw honey.
Not cooked, filtered, or processed honey. No, that breaks the galactose bonds and actually creates a much bigger problem because now your body is getting broken galactose, not good.
However, raw honey to the rescue.
Only about a half a teaspoon twice per day in the absence of other foods is needed. For most humans this will supply more than enough and will help to correct the challenges with metabolic syndrome.
Now, of course, you can’t just take 2 half teaspoons of raw organic honey per day and eat pints of ice cream and think all is saved.
No, you know better than that.
So, eat a super healthy diet, get plenty of exercise, get 15 minutes of sun per day, drink lots of real pure water and you should be doing pretty well.
Then adding in the honey will make a big difference.
You can’t be causing the problem and expect a little honey to fix a bad diet and horrible lifestyle, that’s just not how it happens.
Stop doing those things and most of the problems will just go away on their own.
We have a saying around here that we’ve stuck to for years. Why, because it’s true.
Stop hitting yourself in the forehead with a hammer and you won’t need any more band aides.
The Keto Reset Diet – Will It Boost Your Metabolism Forever?
Heck no. In our opinions Keto is not a diet you should be on, period.
People love the keto diet because it lets them eat greasy hamburgers with bacon and cheese.
Let’s stop and look at that last sentence.
Do you see anything healthy or good for you in that sentence?
No, we didn’t think so, because neither did we.
Any diet that tells you to eat copious amounts of animal fat processed meat and processed dairy fat is dead wrong and if you keep at it long enough, you will be too.
But, to answer the question. No diet boosts your metabolism forever. The moment you change your eating habits away from any diet including keto, your metabolism will begin to adapt, and adaptation is change.
How Can You Heal Your Metabolism?
As we mentioned before, one of the best things you can do to help heal your metabolism is to gain more lean tissue, I.E. Muscle. Every pound of muscle metabolizes about 144 calories per day even at rest. So, add more muscle to burn more fuel.
It really is just that simple.
So, take this to its logical conclusion. Add 10 pounds of muscle to your physic, you look much better, ladies look more toned and men more muscular.
You then burn about 1,444 calories extra per day which means you have just turned yourself into a fat burning machine.