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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Weight Loss Through Oolong Tea.............

Can changing your metabolic rate help you lose weight? You bet, says Veronica Karr, supporter of the Turbulence Training For Fat Loss program. In fact, she highly recommends it! There are three ways in which your body can burn calories.

The first is by doing, well, absolutely nothing. This is called your basal metabolic rate (a.k.a. BMR) and it accounts for the energy you expend while at rest. The calories burned are for the energy required to operate basic body functions, such as beating heart, pumping blood and so forth. This burns a whopping 60% of your daily calories.This means that if you had a 10 player football team, 6 team members would just have to stand on the field and you would still win the game! Great news, but why then, do we still gain weight?

Because 4 players on the team still have work to do in order to win. This can be accomplished by two other means.

One, by picking up the football and running down the field - the physical activity of walking, running, crouching, lifting, etc. account for approximately 30% of the daily calorie usage of the average person.

Secondly, by having your players eat their Wheaties. The process of thermogenesis is at work while we eat. The digestion and absorption of food leads to the production of heat within the body and this accounts for another large block of calorie expenditure.

Unfortunately, for those of us chronically challenged and who have been on the team for a while, our metabolic rate lowers as we age and to top it off, it also lowers as we lose muscle.

That being said, there is something you can do to influence your metabolic rate.

Strength training is number one for raising the metabolic rate. Adding a twenty minute weight training session to your work out regime three times a week can boost your metabolism by as much as 15%. To top if off, for every pound of muscle you acquire, you burn an additional 50 calories a day.

Choosing what you eat also plays a role in raising your metabolic rate. There is evidence to show that green tea, caffeinated drinks and spicy foods can raise your metabolic rate by as much as 50% for up to 3 hours. That’s the equivalent of adding 5 additional players to your team.

Not only what you eat, but how often is a factor in calorie burn. The ideal is to eat small but frequent meals to keep calorie burn in high gear. So if you want to win the championship, food selection and physical activity are your best bets to a better body.

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