Metabolism Boosters and Hospital Diets

Metabolism is essentially the speed at which our body's motor is running. The speed at which our body burns calories is called the 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 the body at rest in such activities.

The metabolism is based on the number of calories we burn throughout the 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 the increased activity of cells. A slow metabolism actually causes to store fat. The slower the metabolic rate, the greater the 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 the metabolism.

Causes for Low Metabolism

  • Fasting
  • A low calorie diet
  • Snacking throughout the day on high sugared foods (candy, colas, cakes, gum).
  • Eating or drinking too much sugar containing foods.
  • Lack of physical activity.
  • Underactive thyroid.

Metabolism Boosters

There are some natural metabolism boosters (natural foods) that improves your metabolism. Do not take over the counter pills containing animal thyroid extract that claim to boost up metabolism. These products may have side effects as diarrhea, increased heart rate, excessive sweating, nervousness, tremors, bulging eyes, etc.

How to Improve (Speed up) Metabolism

     

  • Do not skip any meals

     

  • Exercise daily

     

  • Build your muscles

     

  • Avoid alcohol, sugar, and fastings

     

  • Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily.

     

  • Eat foods with high nutrition values

 

Speed up Metabolism

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Foods that burn fat fast yes they do exist.
First of all let me explain you what fat burning foods really are. Fat burning foods are foods that burn more calories than the calorie content of the foods itself.

Most people believe if you want to lose fat that you should do a lot of exercises. Of course this will help you but the most important part is:
Eat the right foods until you are full and satisfied.
Hereís an additional tip I want to share with you.
Do not skip any meals. Skipping meals will slow down your metabolism.

Foods rich in vitamin C.

Foods that contain a lot of vitamin C are foods that burn fat fast. Examples of foods rich in vitamin C are oranges, grapefruit, lemons and tangerines. A relative recent study has shown that vitamin C can help lower body fat levels. Iím not going to reword the study here. I will save you the boring technical details but hereís an interesting thing Iíd like to share with you. The people who had the lowest body fat were the people who had the lowest level of vitamin C in their blood.

Eggs

Eggs are high in protein and they are low in fat. An egg is truly a food that will help you to burn fast. Do you know that protein helps your body to burn fat faster.

Foods rich in fiber

Fiber plays an important role in fighting obesity. At this moment there is no daily recommendation of the amount of fiber you should eat. Most Americans consume only 12 grams of fiber a day. However it is recommended to consume 20-35 grams of fiber per day.

Foods that are rich in fiber are
- bananas
- beans
- potatoes
- dried figs
- spinach

Water

All right water is not a fat burning food in the exact sentence of the word but drinking H2O is very important if you want to lose fat fast.

Water doesnít contain calories and water helps to speed up your body metabolism. I hope you learned something from this list of foods that burn fat fast.

Donít forget to do the right exersices in order to lose fat even faster.

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The Theory of Negative Calorie Foods
By P. Mehta Platinum Quality Author

According to science, calorie or kilojoule is a unit of energy. The calorie of a food indicates the measure of its energy content. The food energy is expressed in kilojoules or calories.

All foods have some calorie content. Even the foods that have "negative calories" must also have some calories. Then why these foods are termed as "negative calorie foods"? To understand this, we should take into account three things: the calorie content of the food, the energy required to digest that food and the net result of consuming that food.

Let us consider three possibilities:

(i) If we eat a food whose calorie content is more than the calorie needed to digest that food, our body gains in weight. Such foods are not the negative calorie foods. Fast foods are the examples of such foods.

(ii) If we eat a food which needs same number of calories as the calorie content of the food, then our body does not gain in weigh, as these foods do not add any calories to the body. Such foods may be termed as "zero calorie foods". Watermelon is an example of such food.

(iii) If we eat a food for which the calorie needed to digest that food is more than the calorie content of the food itself, then the calorie balance becomes negative. The additional calories needed in this process must come from the body.

The digestion of such negative calorie foods exhausts our body calories. These foods, though possess some calories, yet they are known as "negative calorie foods" because of this negative calorie balance in the process. According to the theory of negative calorie food, our body will burn more calories digesting it than the number of calories it can add to our body.

The Examples of Negative Calorie Foods

The negative calorie foods are mostly vegetables and fruits, which are low in fat and high in carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Some of these foods are celery, broccoli, asparagus, spinach, melons, berries, etc.

You should eat these foods as raw as far as possible, without adding any butter or oil that will quickly make them fattening.

Negative Calorie Foods in Weight Loss

Following arguments are in favor of negative calorie foods and weight loss.

 

  1. As the negative calorie foods possess only a small amount of fat or no fat at all, they will not increase the body weight.

  2. The dietary fibers present in these foods will make you feel full for a longer time. So if you include these so called negative calorie foods in any diet, then you will not feel hungry.

  3. The carbohydrates in the foods need considerable number of calories in the process of digestion process. So these foods will add only a few calories to your body weight and will not increase the weight.

  4. Further, a cold low calorie food may become a negative calorie food, because the food needs to be warmed to body temperature, which involves energy expenditure.

  5. It is believed that certain negative calorie vegetables and fruits speed up metabolism, which is good for burning of calories and thus in weight loss.

  6. The negative calorie foods, because of their high water content, will decrease your appetite and make you feel full.

 

It is therefore beneficial to include these negative calorie foods in your diet along with some exercise to achieve weight loss.

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