Speedup Your metabolism.....many dont know what is metabolism!

@naadia (830)
India
June 27, 2007 2:40am CST
Many of us dont know what is metabolism especially Indians.Different people has different rate of metabolism. People with faster metabolism gets to burn off fat and calories faster where the people with slower metabolism,have to work extra harder just to keep fit. Below is an article I found on how to speed up your metabolism in Health Magazine 2006 1. Get active - Do a mixture of aerobic and resistance training for best results. be more active in your daily life too. 2. Eat little and often -eating small, regular meals throughout the day, rather than one or two large meals 3. Eat plenty of protein-rich foods - But make sure you choose low-fat protein foods such as lean meat, skinless chicken and low-fat dairy products. 4. Spices like chilli are thought to raise metabolism 5. green tea - help to increase metabolism 6. being very cold can increase metabolism. 7. being very hot is also thought to boost metabolism 8.last but most important one EAT BREAKFAST! Hope this article will help you build and speed up your metabolism
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@chiyosan (29837)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
thank you for the tips, i have been doing most of the ones you listed and will do more of them now that you mentioned them :)
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@Darkwing (21588)
27 Jun 07
Thank you for the pointers, Naadia, but to supplement my diet, I already take green tea, exercise, eat a lot of chicken, eat free foods often, for snacks, and most certainly eat breakfast. That is the main meal of my day. Also, I take my diet supplement comprising mango, goji berry and acai juices, which also helps. I support all that you say though... nice one! Brightest Blessings.
@naadia (830)
• India
27 Jun 07
so you are very much caring about your health.nowadays people dont have time to care their health.i know many who skip their break fast(me too skip sometime ago).you are good in that.keep it up,my friend and eating lot of chicken?is it good because it contains fat!
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@Darkwing (21588)
28 Jun 07
Yes, I always have been particular about eating breakfast because I was brought up to know that it gets you started for the day, as it raises your metabolism. This, in turn, burns off unwanted calories. I'm on a diet at the moment Nadia, and I have to eat three meals a day without fail, breakfast being the most important of the day. Brightest Blessings.
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@naadia (830)
• India
28 Jun 07
i got one more tip:article says to "Try a CLA supplement - more extensive studies need to be carried out before any definite conclusions can be drawn, but research has shown that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) might increase muscle and therefore boost metabolism". i dont know what is this CLA.any idea?
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• Singapore
27 Jun 07
Actually, there is a side effect to increasing your metabolism. I think you age faster.
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@naadia (830)
• India
27 Jun 07
are you sure.but this one is written by a famous doctor.i dnt remember his name.he said increasing metabolism is important.sometime i skip my breakfast but after reading this article i never skipped my breakfast!
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• Singapore
27 Jun 07
I could be wrong, but in the name of losing weight, who cares about aging?
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• United States
27 Jun 07
No I don't think this is true. I have always had a good metabolism. I am 66 and don't look at day over 64. So no I think your wrong.
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@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
27 Jun 07
I already have a fast metabolism, always found it easy to eat what I want and not worry about the extra kg it may put on as I have never had problems in fact I've only had a extra fast metabolism and had to take medication to slow it down... maybe great tips for those who are looking to try and help loose weight.... Breakfast is the most important meal of the day you are better of skipping Dinner than breakfast because you are working that offf during the day and usually after dinner you just sleep which in turns stores the fat.....
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@naadia (830)
• India
27 Jun 07
i have one doubt pink,how can i know my metabolism is fast or slow.i post this topic when i read it on a magazine.but i have many doubt on this metabolism!
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@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
28 Jun 07
I have had problems with my thyroid which becomes overactive and relates in a faster metabolism which is the rate that the body process the energy from food... You burn it of alot faster. Check this out it may help you understand how your metabolism works.... http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/general/body_basics/metabolism.html
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@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
4 Jul 07
Thanks naadia for Best Response :)
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
27 Jun 07
This is very interesting. I already knew some of the things you explain here, we learn them in school here, but it is good to see them in a practical way. To be honest, I am a bit unhealthy on this points... I don't like sports or training and I love foods that have fat (such as fried things). I know this is a mistake of mine and I'll try to correct it... By the way... can you explain further point 7? lol!!!! Of course that increases metabolism!!!
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@naadia (830)
• India
27 Jun 07
k i'll explain 7...i mean going in sauna or steam room!being very hot is thought to boost metabolism by about 20 percent (but check you don’t have any underlying medical problems that mean you shouldn’t go in saunas or steam rooms).i think now it is clear and dont be lazy with your health!
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
27 Jun 07
Ok, my "7" question was a joke... maybe you're too young to understand it :P Or maybe you don't have enough english, in this case I will try to explain.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Hi. Thanks alot for the useful tips. I have tried many things to speed up my metabolism but nothing seems to be working for me since I have gotten a little bit older. I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted to and not have to worry about it, but here lately, I am still energetic but my weight stays the same. I try to eat breakfast sometimes, but I get up so early, I really don't feel hungry to eat it. I eat around lunch time and snack a little throughout the day and then eat supper. I hope to lose a few pounds soon and I wish I could boost my metabolism also.
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
Wow! These are great tips! Ive always been wondering how to boost up my metabolism because I easily gain weight. I hope these tips are really true. Ill find out by trying them out. Thank you for the tip.
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• India
27 Jun 07
I lke this tips posted by you.It is very helpfull to all mylot users.Try posting this type of tips.
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• United States
28 Jun 07
Does green tea help your metabolism? I always drink it because there are large cans of it where I work and it is only 99 cents (1.07 after tax :( ). I bought it because io was thirsty and it was cheap and realized that I loved it. Now I always drink it. I am doing something good for myself, I guess!
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@naadia (830)
• India
28 Jun 07
there’s evidence that green tea contains antioxidants that speed up metabolism.i dont use this green tea before but now i am!article says you have to drink daily!
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• Pakistan
27 Jun 07
i like the tips postd by you.it is very helpfull to all mylot users. try to post this type of tips and helpfull dicussions
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 07
Thanks for the useful tips. I have been looking for some help like this to increase my metabolism. I have not heard of chillies. Probably it is true that chillise play a part in increased metabolism. Look at those people who takes hot and spicy food, they have slim bodies!
@naadia (830)
• India
28 Jun 07
Spices like chilli are thought to raise metabolism by up to 50 percent for up to three hours after eating, due to increasing heart rate.choose curries which have the lowest calorie and fat content.
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@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
28 Jun 07
I did know some of the things that you were talking about for speeding up your metabolism but there was alot of them i didnt know. I use the green tea and eat breakfast. I didnt know about the hot and cold temps or the chilli though i will be trying some of the ones i did not know about. Thanks for the informative discussion.
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@naadia (830)
• India
28 Jun 07
i think it is not temperature!being very hot means having a sauna or going for steam bath.(but check you don’t have any underlying medical problems that mean you shouldn’t go in saunas or steam rooms). and i dont understand the term being very cold!may be take bath twice or more during hot season!i am not sure!
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@madhang (28)
• India
27 Jun 07
Great tips! People concerned about their fitness will surely find this useful. I don't think I'm one among them. What brings me here is the word 'metabolism'. I find the use of this word in this context interesting. I think when you say 'metabolism' you are referring to the process where food gets broken down to simpler substances (glucose) and these providing energy to the cells of the body. I guessed this from the some of the responses where people talk about 'fast' and 'slow' metabolism. With the hope that my assumption turns out to be right, let me tell you what I think about the rate of 'metabolism'. The amount of fibre in the food should also influence how quickly you metabolize that food. YOur 6th point says, 'being very cold' increases metabolism. Your 7th point says 'being very hot' boosts metabolism. Aren't the two sentences contradictory. Well, from your explanation somewhere in this discussion,I understand what you mean by 'being very hot'. But, I don't understand what you mean by 'being cold'...
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@naadia (830)
• India
27 Jun 07
the article say that just Chill out.research shows that being very cold can increase metabolism by up to 20 percent.me too dont understand it very well!may be they are talking about bathing twice during hot season.i think so.
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@ibsnet (1268)
• India
27 Jun 07
Thanks for the good info. Don't know how much is really effective as for true I dislike chilli. Wow its really irritating whenever I accidentally get a chilli in vegetables. Other points are good. I have a fair amount of metabolism sometimes digestive disorder disturbs though. But I get a very less time for this exercise. Tea I take but not green tea. Hope other tea have some effect. Anyway will try your other methods also.
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@naadia (830)
• India
28 Jun 07
not just chilli,Spices like chilli are thought to raise metabolism by up to 50 percent for up to three hours after eating, due to increasing your heart rate. but be care about which curries have the lowest calorie and fat content. and for green tea,there’s evidence that green tea contains antioxidants that speed up metabolism.
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@shan20us (272)
• Pakistan
27 Jun 07
this article seems so helpfull but i think its depends on you lifestyle as a wrestler do all of that then after some time he will become a weak but if a normal man follow these instruction then he will be fit as i cant follow all of that tips except one or two because i am a heavy build man as i like heavy body so i do heavy excercises and my body need extra protiens, fats (to increase weight), and i have to increase my metabolism for body competitions but its not for all and your given article is to good for a normal man to become a fit man for a long time thanks for all of these information and keep it up to help peoples like this.......!
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@naadia (830)
• India
27 Jun 07
so you do heavy exercise everyday!i am not a fat girl so i dont have to take much attention on losing weight,but i have a bad habit of skipping breakfast but after reading this article i never skip my breakfast!
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• India
27 Jun 07
Thank you Nadia. I am already taking exercise. As you written I didnot know actually what is this Metabolism. But now I understood. Anyway thank you for your points
@naadia (830)
• India
27 Jun 07
me too have many doubts on metabolism,still i have some doubts!i post this because i know many people skip their breakfast.we dont know how important is breakfast!so dont skip your breakfast!
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@kampo90 (289)
• Antarctica
30 Jun 07
qheal yeah diferent people diferent metabolisams that why we have skinny and overweight people but i have to say i dont really think that sppeding up your metabolisam is a good idea ye you eat more if you train but if you dont have a problem stay how you are dont try to cause problems
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• India
28 Jun 07
dear friend Naadia, thanks for such an useful information. I have a very high rate of metabolism and get sweating even without doing any work if I am out of AC.
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• India
28 Jun 07
These are really useful tips. But for people who always sit and work,especially IT people, the fat accumulates in one area. Even if you are active and burn the fat, will it have much effect?
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• India
28 Jun 07
Nice topic. Really people do not care about metabolism. Most of us do not know the importance also. You have put up here very good informations through this topic. Though I apply most of these. One more thing I do is Yoga/Pranayama which is helpful in improving various systems in our body. I do it regularly in the morning for at least half hour. My Pranayama is based on Swami Ramdeoji's programme. I find this very useful. It helps in burning the extra fat from body. This keeps me fit all the day, mentally and physically.
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