Top 3 metabolism MYTHS

What is Metabolism ?

In layman’s terms, metabolism is the rate at which your body burns calories. If your metabolism is fast/high, you will burn more calories at rest and during activity and vice versa. Since it’s related to Weight loss there is so much of information around on it. However, not all of them are true. Let’s busy some popular myths related to Weight loss and metabolism.

1. YOU SHOULD COMPLETELY CUT CARBS FROM YOUR DIET

Another popular metabolism myth is that you should completely eliminate carbohydrates from your diet to maximise your metabolism.

While it’s true that cutting out processed carbs and increasing your protein intake can give your metabolism a kick, cutting out all carbohydrates is not a good idea,

Natural carbohydrates such as fruits and vegetables not only provide your body with energy and numerous health boosting nutrients but they’re also rich in metabolism boosting fibre

So by all means cut out the processed carbs but make sure you’re still eating fruits and vegetables.

2. TYPE OF FOOD YOU EAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS
Many people believe that if they eat certain metabolism boosting foods, the calories will start to magically melt away

While it’s true that certain foods are more effective than others at boosting your metabolism, these foods are not magic bullets and you still need to make sure that you’re keeping your total calorie consumption under control

So for the best results, increase your intake of metabolism boosting foods but don’t use these foods as an excuse to overindulge.

3. EXERCISE ALONE CAN BOOST YOUR METABOLISM

Another prevalent metabolism myth is that you only need exercise to maximise your metabolism

The truth is that a consistent exercise routine which includes both cardiovascular training and resistance training can give your metabolism a kick. However, if you don’t support your exercise routine with a quality diet, it’s not going to make any difference

So by all means fire up your metabolism with exercise but don’t forget about the importance of eating a natural, high quality, nutrient packed diet

If you re not happy with your current weight or the rate at which you’re burning calories, stop blaming your metabolism start improving your diet and increase your exercise intensity.

-Apurva

2 Comments

  1. Sarah Beane

    Metabolism is such a complicated thing, and the number of times I’ve seen Pins/articles promising to ‘boost’ it with lemon and ginger is staggering! Sadly, there’s no magic bullet, and it really comes down to consistent diet and exercise (and definitely not cutting all carbs, just choosing better ones).

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Build your Presence

      So true, the problem is humans want quick results. Unfortunately we forget that the we did not gain weight overnight, so how can we lose it. Just like you mentioned Sarah, there is no magic pill. It’s all in CONSISTENCY.

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