Your metabolism is as unique as a fingerprint. Some people metabolize food super fast other people it’s a little bit slower. This metabolism of food is essentially your body taking what you’ve eaten breaking it down and converting it into energy and the faster your body does this the less likely you’re going to be to actually store what you’ve consumed as fat. All fat is is essentially stored energy for your body to use later on.
Now the slower your body metabolizes food the more likely you are to actually store it as body fat but another key component to the metabolism puzzle is something called BMR or basal metabolic rate and that also is unique to us as individuals. How many calories does your body need or use on a daily basis and like we said your basal metabolic rate is also as unique as a fingerprint. There’s a simple calculation that can be done by plugging in some numbers and a website it’s a formula it’s no big deal.
Spread calories throughout the day
There are some people that are like yo it doesn’t matter when you eat the calories. If you’re consuming 2,000 calories whether or not it’s at one meal or 10 meals. You know it doesn’t matter and I’m here to say that in my experience I have found results when I actually spread out my calories throughout the day.
Eat more frequent meals
So when you eat one meal and then you go 12-24 hours without eating getting your body’s like “ALRIGHT, FINE YOU DON’T WANT TO GIVE ME CALORIES YOU DON’T WANT TO EAT FREQUENTLY NO BIG DEAL I’M GONNA HOLD ON, I’M GONNA SLOW DOWN MY METABOLISM PROCESS TO TRY AND CONSERVE CALORIES AND SO IT’S NOT GOING TO PROCESS THEM AS FAST” but if you eat like 6:00 a.m. Your body’s like “ALRIGHT YOU’RE NOT GONNA FEED ME FOR ANOTHER 12-24 HOURS HOWEVER LONG SO IT STARTS THEY GET READY TO HOLD ONTO IT” and then 3 hours later you’re giving it a little bit more and your stomach is like “I LIKE THIS A LOT I DON’T MAYBE NEED TO USE THOSE ONES YOU ATE EARLIER SO I CAN GET RID OF THEM, I’M GONNA HOLD ON TO THESE” but again 3 hours later you hit with another meal, some more calories. Now your body is freaking out and it’s like “THIS IS SWEET I’VE GOT ALL THESE CALORIES I DON’T NEED TO HANG ONTO THEM“. So it starts turning your metabolism is cranking, it’s feeling like a freight train. This is our explanation of why you should spread your calories out and eat more frequently.
Build more muscle fat
A pound of muscle uses 50 calories a day. So if you increase your lean muscle mass by 10 calories that’s an additional 500 calories that your body is going to burn it as requiring a day in order to keep things rolling.
There are multiple diets and tips on how to lose weight but Dian crests a certified nutritionist from the U.S. paved her own way by developing a new nutritional system. In 2009 she wrote a book called the metabolism miracle. The book is based on her personal experience scientific findings and medical facts. It was so successful that the Daily Mail gave it the dietary book of the Year award in 2010.
How does it work?
If you’ve ever been on a diet before you can probably confirm that it doesn’t usually help you lose weight in the long run that’s because of the scientifically proven phenomenon called the plateau effect. When dieting your body functions in survival mode trying to save every single calorie. Its main goal is to prevent you from dying of hunger at any cost. That’s why it considers fat reserves a benefit. When we reduce the amount of food we consume our body reduces our metabolism to save energy. The main goal of the metabolic diet is to reset certain organs like the pancreas and liver. It might sound scary but don’t worry. Afterwards they will start working in a new way which will even out your metabolism and to bring it to a normal state. That means saying bye-bye to all those unwanted pounds, that have been bothering you.
2 types of metabolism
Regular metabolism or type A is the one that slim and fit people have lazy metabolism or type B is the one that overweight people have. The body of a person with excess weight is unable to properly dispose of glucose. As a result their fat cells accumulate fat you can creased intensity. This can lead to a whole bunch of metabolic disorders including dyslipidemia, hypertension, and impaired glucose tolerance. It seems that reducing calories should lead to reducing weight but unfortunately this is not true. The principal cause of it is that the hormone insulin also influences our metabolism insulin is responsible for decreasing the concentration of glucose in the blood.
An excessive amount of insulin on the other hand, makes us eat more sugar and takes glycogen out of the liver. This leads to an increase of glucose in the blood causing fat cells to start to actively store fat. All of this makes a truly vicious circle we eat sweets to increase the level of insulin which results in an even bigger desire to eat sweets. At the same time if we refuse to consume sweets or glucose the excess of unspent insulin causes a strong feeling of hunger. So it becomes almost impossible to lose weight and here’s where the metabolic diet comes in handy by restarting your malfunctioning metabolic mechanism through a unique approach to nutrition.
The 3 stages of the diet
Consult your doctor before following the diet.We’re all different and you never know how your system is going to react. So a consultation with a specialist is obligatory. Completing all three stages of the metabolic diet will take quite a while but the results are definitely worth the effort.
The first stage is the most difficult. It is aimed at making the pancreas, stop producing an incredible amount of insulin. In fact it’s a low carbohydrate stage of the metabolic diet. The first stage is divided into eight weeks. Every day you should consume no more than point eight ounces of carbohydrates. The author adds that she essentially opposes long term low-carb diets but short term carbohydrate abstinence is the only non-medical way to normalize the process of insulin production. You can also cut out fast and slow carbs like pasta oats and bread for better results.
List of basic products for the first stage
- Cottage cheese
- Unsweetened soy products
- Sour cream
- Green beans
- Nuts and seeds
At this stage you’ll be losing weight, which is why it should last as long as necessary to allow you to get rid of all the extra pounds. There’s only one rule for this time interval. You shouldn’t consume more than 2.1 ounces of carbohydrates per day, dividing them into about point four two point seven ounces per meal. This is how you’re rested pancreas will slowly start working in a new and efficient way.
Conveniently the second stage allows all products from the first stage if you want you can enrich the diet by adding some recipes for low carb baking from Diane crest. They can be found online and lastly when you’ve achieved your perfect weight start stage three.
This stage should be followed for the rest of your life but there’s nothing to be concerned about. After all the rules you need to follow aren’t district. It’s just basic nutrition. If you want to maintain your perfect figure for the rest of your life calculate the number of calories needed for your weight. Don’t forget that your gender, age, physical activity, and the fact that your body is prone to the wrong type of metabolism. Consuming a limited portion of carbohydrates with each meal and eating five times a day are also included in your new set of rules. You should try to refuse baked goods at all costs which you can make little exceptions for zero calorie desserts or sweet fruits every so often.
In any case the amount of consumer carbohydrates should be strictly controlled. It shouldn’t be a problem though as at this point in the diet it will already be a habit. Once again before proceeding with this diet visit your doctor they will tell you whether it’s advisable for you and what you can do to make it more effective based on your systems peculiarities.