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Avoid Dieting: Target Faster Metabolism

Avoid Dieting

Repeated cycles of  dieting can make you fatter than before. That’s because when you lose the weight, it often comes from water and muscles. But when you gain it back, it returns in the form of fat. Up to 50 percent of women are on a diet at any given time, according to Judy Mahle Lutter in her book “The Bodywise Woman.” Up to 90 percent of teenagers diet regularly, and up to 50 percent of younger kids have tried a diet at some point.

The more dieting you do, the more your body thinks it has to store fat. Fat-Storing Enzymes LPL enzymes  are responsible for storage of fat. When you diet, the LPL become more active and grow in number. The problem is, when you finish your diet, the LPL levels don’t return to normal until you regain most of the weight you lost. Your task, if you want to lose weight, is to outsmart the following defense mechanisms. Metabolism- the speed at which the body uses food. If your metabolism is slow, the food you eat will be stored as fat. Strangely, the way to increase your metabolism is by eating more, not less(1000 calories/day). Our metabolism is responsible for using 60% of the calories that we take in with the remainder being used or burnt by our movements.

According to data published by the University of Colorado, 35 percent of people who start by dieting occasionally become addicted to dieting. As of 1990, the average dieting age for girls was 8 years old. That’s down from 14 in 1970


Get Your Metabolism Rolling

A high metabolism (BMR) is where calories are burnt by the body at a higher or faster rate than normal and less fat is stored. Its difficult to stay away from dieting  trap in the present senario of a sedentary, overly stressed lifestyle supported with lesser time left for cooking ones own meal.

Here are ways suggested by WF experts to keep a track of your metabolism and lose unwanted fat.

Thyroid hormones stimulate diverse metabolic activities in tissues, leading to an increase in basal metabolic rate. Increased thyroid hormone levels stimulate fat mobilization, leading to increased concentrations of fatty acids in plasma. They also enhance oxidation of fatty acids in many tissues. Thyroid hormone stimulate almost all aspects of carbohydrate metabolism, including enhancement of insulin-dependent entry of glucose into cells and increased gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis to generate free glucose.

If what you’re doing is not working, make changes!

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