What is metabolism?
The term metabolism encompasses a series of biochemical processes and pathways in which energy from food is transformed into the body and is used to maintain and perform all life functions in it. Specific proteins in the body control metabolism and any biochemical reaction is coordinated with the body function. Metabolism is a constant process that begins with the conception itself. In defining metabolism, it is important to distinguish between energy and intermediate metabolism, although in fact they are inseparable. Energy metabolism is the total heat production in one organism, while the intermediate represents the biochemical reactions in the cells and tissues. In general, the term “metabolism” refers to intermediate metabolism. The term basal metabolism should also be known, which is a measure of the degree of metabolism that takes place while the individual rests.
Slow metabolism and it’s reasons:
The speed of metabolism is influenced by several factors: age, weight and genetics. Although old age and genetics can not be affected, the weight can. These three things can affect your metabolism badly:
- Late breakfast – Skipping breakfast is one of the worst things you can do to your body. Keep in mind that coffee is not a breakfast, but a meal that has about 350 calories. Eat regularly to have a stable blood sugar level.
- You don’t do exercises – Do not practice – The positive impact and acceleration of metabolism as well as the rapid calorie burning lasts up to 24 hours after exercise, and morning exercises burn more calories than those that are performed later in the day. In the morning it’s best to practice cardio exercises at short intervals.
- Do not lift weights – Muscle mass burns calories, and with four and a half kilograms, 100 calories and more are burn daily.In the morning routine, start a training for endurance and in 10 minutes the metabolism will work in full steam.
What is fast metabolism?
Although the obesity epidemic is for the most part caused by the activation of the fat storage mechanism, there are still a certain number of overweight people. Many claim that they do not eat too much, and they have been shown to speak the truth. Contrary to them are the people who greedily eat, and they never get a kilo. Although the speed of metabolism does not play a very large role as people think, it is a fact that we all have different rates of metabolism and that it affects whether we gain weight more easily or harder.
This became apparent to us after the Canadian study of the twins. In that study, 12 pairs of identical (Monozygotic) twins over 100 days, six days a week, fed with a thousand calories more than needed. The amount of exercise was carefully monitored and was equal to everyone. Thus all the participants had the same energy input that they spent the same amount on identical exercises. At the end of the study, the weight of each pair of twins equally increased, but among the different couples the weight gain ranged from 4 to 13 pounds. That study confirmed that the major contribution to weight gain gives the speed of metabolism, which is mainly genetically predetermined.
It is important for people who use a diet to understand this fact because the speed of metabolism affects the effectiveness of the diet and exercise. Do not be discouraged if your metabolism is slow. You just need to be a bit more adventurous in adhering to proper nutrition and putting a lot of effort into exercise. It is also certain that everyone will lose weight, regardless of chromosome or hormone disorder, or any other metabolic-related illness, if it introduces a calorific value of food that is not sufficient for energy coverage of daily needs.