Friday, April 1, 2011

Where's Your Metabolism?

by Kris Pitcher

It's 2:00 PM, where's your metabolism? If you skipped breakfast because you had to run out of the house to get to an early meeting, one demerit. If you didn't plan ahead and bring any meals with you for the day, two demerits. To your credit, you were in a hurry...

Once you got to your meeting you were relieved to see there was "continental breakfast". Oh boy, a metabolic disaster. Choosing the best of the worst, you had about half a cup of cut fruit and a cup of coffee. You get a little bump from the fructose, but you're pretty much counting on the caffeine to kick in.

The meeting is over at 10:00 AM and you make it to your desk where you have a stash of almonds. You down a handful and lose the next two hours putting out e-mail fires. It's lunch time and you feel like you've been run over by a truck.

You go to the deli in the building to find a salad with diced ham and hard boiled eggs, or a roast beef sandwich. You go for the salad. After all, you're trying to make a dent in your goals here. The salad is long gone but the hole in your stomach isn't. So, now it's 2:00 PM, where's your metabolism?

If this is a typical day for you, your metabolism is in the basement. You have told your body, "We are in a famine." There is serious food rationing happening and we need to hold on to every bit of fat in these cells sister...because we have no idea when we are going to get some decent, or consistent fuel. Period.

This type of pattern turns our metabolism off. It shuts it down faster than an angry ex. Less isn't more in this game of stoking our metabolism. Frequency and consistency combined with the right  amount and type of nutrients will increase the number of calories you burn. It will turn your metabolism up, way up!

To all the readers out there who still think by eating less, and less, and less you will eventually lose weight...all I can do is ask the question; where is your metabolism?  

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