5 Steps To Gaining Control Of The Metabolism

Definition: Metabolism refers to all bodily processes that occur, from chemical reactions, to digestion and nutrient transportation. The speed of Metabolisms refers to how readily these processes take place and how much energy is consumed while they occur. In short, it describes the amount of nutrients and energy that is required to keep your body functioning in its current state.

1. Understand Your Own Metabolism

Whatever state your Metabolism is in, you must know that it will change over time depending on the lifestyle you lead. How much muscle you have, how active you are, what and how much you eat, your hormonal profile, your food tolerances, your digestive efficiency and your typical bio-rhythms all contribute to Metabolic Rate (MR). Your current MR is what your body needs to keep things how they are; your weight, your body composition (to a point) and what is needed to perform your weekly tasks. So, it makes sense that if you want your MR to change then something about your lifestyle and body must also change. Luckily those are two things that can change a great deal, which will translate to the Metabolism. Whenever you question the nature of your Metabolism, you must first acknowledge how your life and body composition influence it.

NOTE: You can roughly find out how fast your current Metabolic Rate is by taking a weekly average of calorie intake and weekly average body weight. If your body weight stays the same then you know that your weekly average calories are your 'maintenance calories' and they roughly describe how much energy your body needs on a daily basis to stay the same. This is