Slideshow - increasing metabolism

previous topic · next topic
rjenkins27

Joined: Jan 10
Posts: 830

      quote  
Posted: 29 Aug 2010, 12:38
My goal is to keep my metabolism at peak performance so I can eat the maximum amount without gaining weight. This increases the probability of getting proper nutrition as well as making it easier to maintain a healthy weight.

Here is a slideshow about increasing the metabolism.

http://women.webmd.com/family-health-9/slideshow-boost-your-metabolism

I've researched each of the suggestions and believe by far that increasing (or maintaining) muscle tissue is by far the best way to burn more calories. The thought of burning calories while sleeping appeals to me.

The second one that makes most sense is to snack between meals to prevent "starvation mode". I don't do this enough and am going to incorporate this into my daily eating habits.

One that I believe, which is not included in the list, is to make sure a healthy minimum amount of calories are eaten per day. This is for the same reason snacking works. Keep the body from panicking about the lack of food and storing fat to compensate.

The others seem to be temporary metabolism boosters.

Note: I'm calling dibs on inventing an iced coffee/green tea/hot pepper/protein drink that you drink every two hours. I'll call it "Metabolisshizzle". It will boost your metabolism, but it tastes like shizzle. "Super Metabolisshizzle" comes in a 30 pound bottle for increasing muscle.





I work for the Department of Redundancy Department
Felsythe

Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 4

      quote  
Posted: 29 Aug 2010, 15:37
LMAO Metabolishsizzle! That is some funny stuff.. I will purchase it just because of the name!
rjenkins27

Joined: Jan 10
Posts: 830

      quote  
Posted: 30 Aug 2010, 07:17
Marketing has always been a strength of mine.
I work for the Department of Redundancy Department
Chanticleer

Joined: Jul 10
Posts: 43

      quote  
Posted: 30 Aug 2010, 13:12
wait... Can you prevent starvation mode by eating frequently?? Or will it just happen anyways if you eat too few calories?
k8yk

Joined: Jan 09
Posts: 4,546

      quote  
Posted: 30 Aug 2010, 13:42
I'll take some Metabolishsizzle! Where do I sign up?
My blog, This is not a Diet:
http://notsobigk.wordpress.com
Follow me on Facebook for tips, recipes, advice, exercise ideas and more:
http://www.facebook.com/notadiet
rjenkins27

Joined: Jan 10
Posts: 830

      quote  
Posted: 30 Aug 2010, 14:42
Chanticleer wrote:
wait... Can you prevent starvation mode by eating frequently?? Or will it just happen anyways if you eat too few calories?


I would tend to concur with Matt.

I think that calorie conservation is a function of evolution.

Throughout human history there have always been times of famine. Those who survived by their bodies managing calories better lived long enough to breed. Their offspring would have inherited whatever traits allowed them to survive the famine.

For me it comes down to finding the right min/max of daily calories to achieve a reasonable goal.
I work for the Department of Redundancy Department
Ambition

Joined: Nov 09
Posts: 200

      quote  
Posted: 30 Aug 2010, 23:16
okay...I've heard some articles discuss that caffeine is not good for your metabolism...has anyone else heard this? the type of caffeine i drink is green tea or other types of tea with caffeine...not so much coffee...but I don't know.

addendum:
I found this article the illustrated what I was trying to say...
http://www.ehow.com/about_5108353_caffeine-inhibit-weight-loss.html

but it appears it's mostly coffee? as they mention green tea and other green type of caffeinated teas...like white tea; yerba mate; etc...as an alternative? in that case I'm loading up on some yerba mate...because getting to the gym and actually putting in a good workout has been tough.
~Live without expectations and you will never be disappointed~
mammasix

Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 378

      quote  
Posted: 31 Aug 2010, 05:48
I have a question regarding nuts. I won't deny it, I am a peanut butter fanatic! I don't eat it every day, usually once or twice a month. I notice that I consistantly lack in protein on my food diary. Peanut butter has 7g of protein in 2 tbsp. My concern is, of course, the fats found naturally in any type of nut. Is the protein worth the hit in fat and calories?
God made man before women because you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece (stolen from Coach's journal).
rjenkins27

Joined: Jan 10
Posts: 830

      quote  
Posted: 01 Sep 2010, 13:12
Ambition wrote:
okay...I've heard some articles discuss that caffeine is not good for your metabolism...has anyone else heard this? the type of caffeine i drink is green tea or other types of tea with caffeine...not so much coffee...but I don't know.

addendum:
I found this article the illustrated what I was trying to say...
http://www.ehow.com/about_5108353_caffeine-inhibit-weight-loss.html


Some studies/theories I choose to ignore. Wink

Coffee = NOTG (Nectar of the Gods)
I work for the Department of Redundancy Department
k8yk

Joined: Jan 09
Posts: 4,546

      quote  
Posted: 01 Sep 2010, 13:18
mammasix wrote:
I have a question regarding nuts. I won't deny it, I am a peanut butter fanatic! I don't eat it every day, usually once or twice a month. I notice that I consistantly lack in protein on my food diary. Peanut butter has 7g of protein in 2 tbsp. My concern is, of course, the fats found naturally in any type of nut. Is the protein worth the hit in fat and calories?


Short answer: Yes.

There is nothing wrong with fats in your diet. The low fat diet is unnecessary and IMO, joyless. As a vegetarian, I find the best sources of protein also contain a significant amount of fat. But as long as you watch the total calories, you'll be fine. Don't fear the fat!!! (BTW, I have been eating 40% fat, 40% carbs, 20% protein for 8 months. Just had my blood work done and everything is "perfect"Wink
My blog, This is not a Diet:
http://notsobigk.wordpress.com
Follow me on Facebook for tips, recipes, advice, exercise ideas and more:
http://www.facebook.com/notadiet
datadoll

Joined: Jun 10
Posts: 196

      quote  
Posted: 01 Sep 2010, 13:23
Absolutely eat peanut butter. The secret is the amount you eat. One of my favorite ways to have protein for breakfast is peanut butter toast. A serving is supposed to be 2 tablespoons. That is a LOT to put on a piece of toast. I only have about 2 teaspoons. It is enough to be tasty and to add a small amout of protien to my breakfast. I also likek to keep my total protein at about 20% and I like to have a little at each meal and in each snack.
datadoll
There's no such thing as cheating, only choices! NO EXCUSES

The best diet is the one you can stick with.




Latest Posts

weight coming off slow
we need more details. how much you ate before and now? do you consider calories from wine?
by eu geen on 05 Mar 21 02:20 PM
Should I eat more to lose the fat?
5 pounds per month is pretty much good.. continue the same way
by eu geen on 05 Mar 21 02:12 PM
Happy Friday!
Hi everyone, I'm new here and am just getting into this forum. 61 year old female with type 2 diabetes and moderate CKD. For the first time in my life, I am committing to eating healthier foods, ...
by lorielundgren on 05 Mar 21 01:02 PM
A Good Day
I am finally back to where I was before my anniversary dinner last Thursday. Also my Doctor's office called to tell me that my A1c was down from 9.0 to 6.1. It's good to know you're doing ...
by willye08 on 04 Mar 21 01:39 PM
Meals
Is there a way to combine multiple items into one meal. Such as a salad
by Twisted Oak on 03 Mar 21 01:41 PM

Get the app
    
© 2021 FatSecret. All rights reserved.