metabolism and weight loss

What is Metabolism? [PLUS Metabolism Boosting Recipe]

This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days.

You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight. But what exactly does this all mean?

Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body. It’s how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you do.

Your body has an incredible ability to grow, heal, and generally stay alive. And without this amazing biochemistry you would not be possible.

Metabolism includes how the cells in your body:

  1. Allow activities you can control (e.g. physical activity etc.).
  2. Allow activities you can’t control (e.g. heart beat, wound healing, processing of nutrients & toxins, etc.).
  3. Allow storage of excess energy for later.

So when you put all of these processes together into your metabolism you can imagine that these processes can work too quickly, too slowly, or just right.

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Is Leptin Resistance Preventing You From Losing Weight?

I have had a few discussions recently regarding the barriers that clients may face when attempting to maintain weight loss. You constantly hear about numerous people who lose weight only to put it all back on and more! Research has found over recent years that weight management is more complex than calories in vs calories out. One area of interest is the role of the hormone leptin in appetite and metabolism control. Therefore, this week’s blog is all about leptin resistance and what current research says on how to tackle it!

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