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Complete Guide to Metabolic changes and Weight Loss
Jul 23, 2016
Complete Guide to Metabolic changes and Weight Loss

The term Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) may be familiar to us. It is the minimum amount of energy that our body requires carrying out all the metabolic reactions taking place inside the body. Low BMR depicts a slow metabolism.

Certain studies show that it is not equitable that metabolism rate can solely be the reason for the weight gain as it is a naturally occurring process. It is also said that health disorders such as ‘Cushing’s syndrome’ or a defective thyroid which are rare cases can slow down the metabolism. And even if a person loses weight, there is a higher chance to gain back weight.

This is also connected with the decrease in the metabolic rate. Out of all, it is the muscle cells that require more energy and hence, men tend to have a much faster metabolism as they generally have less body fat and higher muscle mass compared Weight management is noteworthy among all of us, irrespective of gender and age.


Weightless programs and centers are sprouting up like dandelions everywhere around us. Weight management has gained a whole lot of significance and it’s also necessary for keeping ourselves healthier. But, most of the people have a tendency to adopt unhealthy measures for obtaining quick results.

The method which should be espoused solely depends on an individual and the way their body type is. Results may differ for the same method from person to person. To maintain a steady weight, we must be aware of the metabolism taking place inside our body.

Metabolism and weight management

Metabolism is an inevitable process which takes place chemically inside our body in which energy is liberated from the food we consume. It is actually a combination of anabolism and catabolism; which simply means the crumbling of larger substances into simpler ones releasing energy.

The most common opinion about this process is that – ‘people possessing good metabolism are probably leaner compared to others with an average metabolism’. The calories burnt per day in a person can be estimated to find out whether the metabolism is properly taking place in our body.

The metabolic rate depends on body size, age, gender, and genetics. Taking a proper diet according to the requisite metabolic rate thus, contribute to losing weight and also in maintaining it. That’s why it’s really important to know your body and its functions before sticking onto a weight loss program.

What is the effect of metabolism on body weight?

People who gain more weight believe that their slow metabolism is responsible for the increase in weight. This is still a controversial reason to be mentioned too that of women.

Weight gain can be tapered off to an extent by proper physical activities or exercises along with suitable diet plan. It is necessary to take into account the number of calories that are consumed and burned daily. In fact, weight is added up, as the amount of calorie intake increases than those burnt.

Certain studies have also claimed consumption of specific food items may boost the body metabolism. Spices, green tea, black coffee, leafy vegetables are some of them. However, the effect of each may vary according to each person’s body type and functioning.

So we must stick on to a diet which gives the body right nourishment and most importantly meals have to be taken on correct time. Various other factors like stress levels, hormone imbalance or unhealthy lifestyle can also be the obscure reasons for the difficulty in losing weight.

Though everybody is diverse, they can definitely improve their metabolism to an extent regardless of their age or gender. As we come across certain pop-up advertisements or pages, there are no easy ways or magic cure for a quick weight loss.

Each individual has to work regularly on their eating habits and also keep an eye on the body metabolism through realistic and positive approach.

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