You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderline obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol […]
You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight. Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates […]
There is no shortage of health information available on the internet, in the media, and from well-meaning family and friends.
But some of that information may be doing you more harm than good.
In this post, I spill the beans about some common healthy eating myths and what matters just as much or even more than “how much” you eat.
Learn why “what” you eat and “how” you eat it are super-important things to consider. Plus try my green smoothie meal recipe. HINT: Smoothies should be considered “meals” not snacks or drinks.
Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing. And it’s not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance. It is way too easy (and common) to indulge on […]
What is Metabolism?
Do “calories” really count?
Well, yes they do, but they’re not the only thing that matters when it comes to how much you weigh and how much energy you have. In other words, it’s all about your metabolism.
In a nutshell, metabolism is how you take in oxygen and food and use them for energy, heat, and storage. But what’s really more important is how fast your metabolism works i.e. your “metabolic rate”. And you may have heard of RMR and TDEE, which are ways to measure your metabolic rate.
But, what you may really want to know is what affects your metabolic rate, and how can you use that to your advantage. Of course, it’s not just about how much you eat but also your hormones, body composition, and even what you eat counts!
Discover what affects your metabolic rate and try my new recipe for a lean (metabolism-boosting) protein!