If you continually diet, you are putting your body in a quasi famine situation.
It slows your metabolism down and breaks the thermostat.
Diets don’t work.
They don’t help you understand why you’re eating more
than your body wanted in the first place.
~ Susie Orbach
A question I’m often asked is, “Do “calories” really count?”
I want to say yes, but it’s not that simple. Calories aren’t the only thing that matter when it comes to how much you weigh and the amount of energy you have. It’s all about your metabolism. Which is a bit more complicated than calories in and calories burned.
Metabolism is the process of taking in oxygen and food and using them for energy, heat, and storage. But what’s more important is how fast your metabolism works, which is often referred to as your “metabolic rate.” And you may have heard of RMR and TDEE, which are ways to measure your metabolic rate.
What you really want to know is what affects your metabolic rate, and how can you use that to your advantage. It’s not just about how much you eat. It’s about your hormones, body composition, and of course, what you eat.
Click here to read the full post about metabolism, what affects your metabolic rate and try my new recipe for a lean (metabolism-boosting) protein!
Have a great week and be sure to get outside for a walk or a run. Both boost your metabolism!