metabolism

If you read Part 2 of this series you will have a solid action plan to get your metabolism back to normal levels. In the process, you may add a touch of body fat, but will be in a much stronger position to get lean for summer.

This post will outline how to keep your metabolism healthy while systematically getting in shape for summer.
increase your metabolism[By the time summer hits, the ideal situation is to be lean without destroying your body’s ability to burn calories. In other words, lean with a high metabolism.]

Long-Term Low Calorie Diets Suck the Life Out of You
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In part 1 I introduced the idea that leptin resistance is a key reason why people seem to have a problem with their metabolism.

Increasing leptin is easy and can be accomplished in the short term with things like cheat days. Unfortunately it takes quite a bit longer to fix the problem of leptin resistance.

bigstock-overweight-male-person-walking-24797909[I’m convinced that most overweight people are just a few consistent habits away from being slim.]

Stuck at Current Weight On a Low Calorie Diet?
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We have all known someone with the ability to eat large amounts of calories, not even workout, and still look lean and defined year round.

By chance, these people have a revved up metabolism. What often happens to these people is they are lean when they are young, then at some point their metabolism slows down and they put on weight.

In fact, this was more often than not the case a couple generations ago.

teenager were lean in the 50's

[This picture was taken in the late 1940’s at Playland in Rye Beach, New York. Up until the late 1980’s, the majority of teens were lean without even trying.]

All Young Adults Were Lean in My Dad’s Generation
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Let’s get one thing clear…skipping a meal does not slow down your metabolism!

A popular idea right now is that if you skip meals your body goes into “starvation mode”.

Skipping Meals Slow Metabolism

This is where the popular six meal per day diet plan got its start. This theory is based upon a misunderstanding of how diet affects your metabolism.

Prolonged Fasting and Prolonged Low Calorie Diets is What Puts the Body Into Starvation Mode [click to continue…]

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