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How to Increase Your Metabolism

What is Metabolism? Here is a definition: ‘Metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that happen in living organisms to maintain life. These processes allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments.’ This means it’s your metabolism is what is keeping you alive by drawing energy from your food sources enabling you to function and grow. The rate of this process does vary, with some people metabolising very fast and some very slow. If you have a fast metabolism you will find it hard to put on weight and you can eat much more liberally and not notice any significant changes in your body fat. If you have a slow metabolism you will be able to put weight on very fast as your body does not use as many calories to maintain weight. Factors that influence the rate of your metabolism Your age plays ... Read More »

Simple Foods that will Help Aid Weight Loss.

Should I buy weight loss foods? In short, NO let me explain why. At the moment there is an overwhelming array of foods available that have been branded some sort of miracle weight loss food. Most of these are a tasteless, low fat alternative which on first glance may seem like it will work wonders for your waist yet on further inspection turns out they could widen it. A hot advertising feature is seemingly foods that contain no fat, however these often contain lots of ‘hidden’ carbs which are detrimental to weightless. Another problem with starting a very low calorie diet, which is thought by many as the way to go to lose weight is that the body will react to this sudden change by storing more fat, a so called ‘survival’ mode causing you to become lethargic and very unhealthy. Therefore stay clear of foods branded excellent for losing ... Read More »

Get Ripped and Toned for Summer

It’s almost Summer, at this time my focus and energy goes up as it’s almost the season for board shorts and any excuse to go around topless. It’s in these next couple months that you can really put in some hard work and reap results for the rest of the summer. So with most peoples primary focus to get ripped and toned what need to be done? Steps that need to be taken I’ve said it before but I will say it again, DIET has to be impeccable. I’m sure it’s been hard as it’s been Easter and copious amounts of chocolate have surely been on offer but the time for cutting out those excess fats and carbs has never been better. To keep your diet in check make sure you write down what you are going to eat each day, so you can shop for foods you need in ... Read More »

Foods that will help aid Weight Loss

Important fat burning tips When trying to burn fat it’s important to remember that skipping meals will only slow down your metabolism, making your health deteriorate. So avoid this, changing your diet alone will not cause you to suddenly lose loads of excess fat however when combined with a good cardiovascular programme it can work wonders. That being said some foods will naturally increase the body’s metabolism, so adapting your diet to include these foods is going to help you shed any excess weight. Foods that burn fat Citrus fruits high in Vitamin C – Oranges, limes, mangos all contain vitamin C which stimulates the carnitine amino acid, carnitine is involved in transporting fats around the body. The more free and mobile a fat is the easier it is oxidised. Apples – I have given Apples it’s own class because it contains a higher percentage of a substance called pectin, ... Read More »

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