03 Important Facts About Your Metabolism and Weight Loss

When it comes to dieting, exercise, and overall trying to lose weight and maintain your health, you might hear the word “Metabolism” come up a lot. Metabolism is the process by which the human body turns the food you eat into the energy you can use and plays an important role in managing your body’s weight. However, not everyone understands how exactly human metabolism works, which can result in many people having misunderstandings and misconceptions about their own metabolisms.

Today, the purpose of this post is to clear up some of these misconceptions by answering some of the most popular questions about our metabolisms, in order to help you make the most of your weight loss plan. Before we start, give your index finger a workout by clicking on the follow button and notification bell to stay up to date on our daily posts and content. Let’s start with the basics:

WHAT EXACTLY IS METABOLISM, ANYWAY?

The Mayo Clinic defines metabolism as “The body processes needed to maintain life”. If that definition sounds a little bit nebulous, don’t worry; allow us to break things down a bit further. We most commonly think of the metabolism process as the way in which your body converts food into energy. This process is universal across all living things; whether you’re an animal or a plant, all living creatures require a source of energy to keep functioning. In addition to converting food into fuel, your metabolism covers other aspects of life such as breathing, digestion, and even repairing your body’s cells. In other words, every chemical process in your body that keeps you alive and functional can be traced back to your metabolism.

Despite the fact that metabolism covers so many aspects of your life and health, the one that people commonly seem to be the most concerned with is how it affects your body’s weight. When a person demonstrates exceptional weight loss or weight management, people sometimes make the assumption that they have a “Fast Metabolism” to help them burn off fat at a faster rate. By the same token, people who seem to struggle with weight loss are typically considered to have a “Slow Metabolism”. But how much of this mindset is true? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular questions surrounding the topic of metabolism, and see what answers experts on the subject can provide.

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