One Benefit of Increasing Your Metabolism - Weight Loss
By Donovan Baldwin
Did you know that one key to a successful weight loss can be revving up your metabolism?
As we talked about briefly on first page of this site, your metabolism is the process of burning calories in your body. This happens naturally even if you are not exerting any effort- including when you are sleeping. This is called your resting metabolic rate. However, it happens at a faster rate when your metabolism is high.
Shortly after we reach adulthood, our metabolism begins to slow down, burning fewer calories throughout the day. We also tend to become less active over time, and this decreases our total calorie burn and reduces our metabolism even more. When our metabolic rate decreases, we burn fewer calories. Burn fewer calories as you take in the same amount as in your younger days, and you WILL gain weight.
If you could increase your metabolism in some way, one positive result could be healthy weight loss which would happen gradually and naturally. The recommended weight loss of 1 - 2 pounds per week is really possible. By increasing your metabolism through exercise, you are not only simply "burning fat" and extra calories but creating a healthier, more vibrant, and longer lasting body and mind.
As we know, exercise will increase metabolism but one point to be
remembered is that an individual must do an exercise that is suitable
and effective for his or her body type. Increasing the metabolism must
come before trimming down on calories.
There are also some weight loss supplements, such as Raspberry Ketones which have been studied and shown to help to increase metabolism.
A permanent weight loss may be achieved through increasing metabolism and this process provides different benefits.
Getting a fit, healthy body could give you more time to do whatever you
want, first because you do not need as much exercise, and time, as you
think to do this. This would allow you to enjoy other activities. Moreover, you do not have to force your self to do tough exercises.
Additionally, however, a fit, healthy body, even if slightly
overweight, is a body that enjoys doing things and which has the energy
to do them. Doing a little exercise to get fit quite often
leads to a new lifestyle of activity and interest which, in turn, leads to a
healthier lifestyle and a naturally higher metabolic rate.
You see, when you regularly bring your metabolic rate up to a higher
level through exercise, it eventually adjusts itself to the new level,
burning more calories than it did before. Also, regular
particularly resistance exercise, builds lean muscle mass, and this
lean muscle can burn fat even when resting.
If you would like to learn more on that subject, pick up a
of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle
by Tom Venuto.
I'm 67 years old, and the tips Tom gives help me immensely just as they have helped
professional athletes and fashion models!
Unlike a diet which offers promises
of weight loss when actually you simply wind up disappointed in the
end, increasing your metabolism throught regular moderate exercise will
give you better long-term results and will not leave you with bigger
possibilities of gaining the weight back again.
You do not have to ignore your favorite foods and you need not spend so
much time just preparing non-fat meals. While diet, what you eat, is
important, increasing your metabolism while eating in a healthy,
nutritious, and enjoyable manner can be a pleasureable weight loss
The benefits of increasing your metabolic rate are very simple but, at the same time, are very important, especially for the well-being of an individual. When
we exert effort and work hard on our objectives like losing weight, the
word "impossible" will no longer be nearly as important as it was
Not simply weight loss, but all of the other potential benefits related
to health and fitness, are great reasons for increasing your metabolism.
Donovan Baldwin is a freelance SEO copywriter living in the Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas, and a University of West Florida alumnus. He is a past member of Mensa
and is retired from the U. S. Army after 21 years of service. In his career, he has held many managerial and supervisory
positions. However, his main pleasures have long been writing, nature, health, and fitness. In the last few years, he has
been able to combine these pleasures by writing poetry and articles on subjects such as health, fitness, weight lifting, yoga, weight loss,
the environment, global warming, happiness, self improvement, and life. His blog on senior health and fitness can be found at Fitness-After-40.ws.
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If you want to learn about burning fat and increasing your metabolism, a great program is the Burn the Fat Body Transformation System by Tom Venuto, author of the internationally popular book, Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle.