Speed up MetabolismWritten by www.NegativeCalorieFoods.com
Speed up Metabolism Copyright 2004 www.NegativeCalorieFoods.com
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Metabolism is essentially speed at which our body's motor is running. The speed at which our body burns calories is called metabolic rate. It's how fast your "motor" is running when you're still in a reclined position or sleeping. About 60-75% of energy is expended by body at rest in such activities.
The metabolism is based on number of calories we burn throughout day. Our body constantly burns calories to keep us going whether we are eating, sleeping, cleaning etc. People with a lower percentage of body fat (i.e. muscular) have a higher metabolism than others that are less muscular because muscle uses more calories to maintain itself than fat. Some people have a slower metabolic rate and have a harder time staying slim. Younger persons have higher (faster) metabolism because of increased activity of cells. A slow metabolism actually causes to store fat. The slower metabolic rate, greater weight gains. How to build muscles to improve metabolism? What type of exercise is ideal that speed up metabolism so that you burn calories even at rest or sleep? There are simple exercises that speed up metabolism.
Negative Calorie Effect in FoodsWritten by www.FatFreeKitchen.com
Negative Calorie Effect in Foods Copyright 2004 by www.FatFreeKitchen.com Whatever food we eat, our body has to work hard to digest it and absorb. Some foods need more energy than others in process of digestion. It is likely that there may be certain foods that require more calories to digest than caloric content of foods themselves. In fact there are certain foods in nature which possess this property. Such foods may be termed as negative calorie foods because these foods take these extra calories from body fat. Similarly there may be foods that require same amount of calories as calorie content of these foods. Such foods are effectively of zero calorie.
The secret of negative calorie effect lies in fact that these foods use more calories to digest then actual calories. The overall effect of these negative calorie foods in our body is that of using calories from body. These foods are mostly natural plant foods like vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils and legumes.
If you eat a food high in fat, your body will expand almost no calorie and fat very easily goes to your waistline. On other hand, more you eat these negative calorie foods, more you have a feeling of fullness, thereby leaving a little chance of eating other fatty and oily foods. The other important thing about these negative calorie foods is that these can form part of a perfectly balanced diet.