- How to improve metabolism and lose weight without dieting
- How to recover
- How to normalize
Rapid metabolism: the cause of rapid aging?
Speaking about metabolism, we usually mean the amount of energy (calories), which the body burns on a daily basis to ensure the normal functioning of all organs. Most people think that the faster their metabolism works better, because it means that burn more calories and lose weight, or you, or if the weight you are comfortable with, do not gain extra weight. People who have a metabolism slowed down, automatically predict obesity, especially since the environment in which we live today, it really helps. However, the rapid metabolism has not too attractive downsides; In addition, a high metabolic rate is not a guarantee of successful weight loss.
People with very fast metabolism usually can not recover, since all that they eat, digested before the time to settle in the form of fat. Someone fast metabolism may seem like a real gift of nature that protects against common today, the problem of excess weight. But some people are really too thin (this is not always hazardous to health, but has a value in terms of visual appeal), and a high level of metabolism prevents them to fix it.
As a rule, the reasons for the rapid metabolism rooted in human genetics. Usually, people with a very high level of metabolism are ectomorphic body type: they have little body fat and build muscle tissue is slow. Often ektomorfof narrow shoulders, long legs and a fairly short body.
In some cases, the metabolism is accelerated because of hyperthyroidism - thyroid disease
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Among whose symptoms - rapid weight loss and increased heart rate.
Anyone who has persistent problems with weight gain, it is advisable to check the thyroid gland.
Sometimes metabolism may accelerate due to smoking or exposure to severe stress
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. In such cases, looking to increase the weight should quit smoking and to learn techniques to control stress levels. If this does not work, probably the metabolic rate in humans is more dependent on genetics than by external factors, and change the innate characteristics is extremely difficult. To slow the metabolism of such people can be advised to increase the intake of fried foods, baked goods and other foods rich in carbohydrates. However, if you start abusing them, there is the risk of serious damage to health, so before you change your diet, it is necessary to consult a specialist.
The toxic byproducts of metabolism and biological aging
In normal chemical reactions that take place every day in the human body, there are byproducts. In particular, for energy production in the cells of reactive oxygen species are formed, which can damage DNA, proteins and fats. They can harm even though that we have such a natural remedy as antioxidants - especially if we do not get enough antioxidants
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together with food. Oxidative damage accelerates the aging process.
By aging here means biological aging - progressive loss of efficiency of physiological functions. This results in damage to tissues and organs, increases the risk of chronic disease and death. Why the human body is aging? This is affected by many factors. One of them - oxidative damage, which we have already mentioned. Another factor - the life itself, which gradually wears out the cellular mechanisms, so the faster the body, the faster it wears out.
Recently, scientists have begun to come to the conclusion that the slow metabolism can increase life expectancy. This conclusion is supported by all the new research.
How can I control the metabolism?
The metabolic rate is largely determined by heredity, but the number of calories consumed also exerts its influence. Reducing the amount of calories and contribute to a negative energy balance reduction in metabolic rate, while it greatly enhances overeating. In the course of animal experiments, it was observed that the reduction of calorie intake increases the lifespan of about 60% of the animals. Furthermore, it was found that the use of optimal amounts of micronutrients reduces the need for caloric and lowers the body temperature and the number of white blood cells.
Physical activity, although increased calorie consumption, not speed up metabolism. So they are quite safe in terms of impact on the rate of metabolism, and for the maintenance of good health and did absolutely necessary.
If you decide that you need to slow down your metabolism, change the diet and lifestyle in general gradually. It is not necessary and even harmful once sharply restrict their diet. We must strive to eat as much nutrient - then hunger will rarely bother you and you will eat fewer calories without feeling like going to some of the victim.
Medicines and metabolic rate
Metabolic control many hormones and neurotransmitters. You can change the rate of metabolism by altering the amounts of these substances in the body. Particularly strong influence on the metabolism of thyroid hormones. The higher the levels of these hormones (thyroxine and triiodothyronine), the faster the metabolism. To reduce the level of thyroid hormones, and - at the same time - metabolism, the doctor may prescribe intake of drugs such as methimazole or propylthiouracil. They reduce the activity of the thyroid gland, and as a consequence, the metabolic rate is gradually reduced.
- Beta-blockers to adrenalin
Adrenaline increases the metabolic rate, but its excess can cause excessive excitability. Beta-blockers, such as propranolol, may control the effects of epinephrine. Drugs of this type does not necessarily reduce the amount of adrenaline produced by the body; they may decrease its effectiveness, thereby slow down the metabolism.
Cortisol - is another hormone that can both accelerate the metabolism and slow it down, leading to weight gain. Although short-term increase in cortisol increases the metabolic rate and provides the brain with plenty of energy, constantly elevated levels of this hormone stimulates fat deposition, especially in the waist area. Aminoglutethimide can lower cortisol levels, but this drug can have serious side effects.
Drugs mentioned above, can be bought only on prescription. They are indicated for the treatment of diseases which cause the acceleration or deceleration of metabolism rather than weight loss or weight gain. If you are having any of these medications, take it according to the instructions of the doctor, and under no circumstances should you try to increase the dose to enhance the effects of metabolism. Excessive reduction of cortisol levels is particularly dangerous and can lead to death of the patient.
Four kinds of products that inhibit the metabolism
Foods such as white bread, rice and pasta are easily broken down in the body after treatment because they were only simple carbohydrates. This means that the body does not have to exert much effort to digest a meal, and metabolism is slower. As refined carbohydrates will still contain large amounts of nutrients, they are best avoided in favor of whole-wheat bread and pasta, and brown rice. Recycle these products is much more complicated, and the body will have to speed up metabolism.
Sugar quickly boosts the level of glucose in the blood, and quickly absorbed. And then, and another slows metabolism. It is best to completely abandon the traditional sweets, but even you simply cut their consumption, and will occasionally indulge yourself weaknesses, it will help to more efficiently control their weight. Instead of sweets, chocolate and ice cream eat fresh fruit or dried fruit - they quench cravings, and help to avoid sharp fluctuations in blood sugar levels
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Products containing a lot of fat can easily slow metabolism. It's not that the fats are digested too easy; their abundance of food creates a situation in which the body for some time can not decide what to do with the received fats. Metabolism slows down and the body starts to lay fat reserves for the future. The result is not only a reduced metabolic rate and increase of fat pasture. It is therefore recommended to avoid fried foods and fast food, but instead often eat fish, boiled or roasted lean meats, and desserts with a minimum fat content.
- Products containing pesticides
According to the recent scientific data, the reason for the slow metabolism can be found in some fruits and vegetables pesticides that can inhibit the fat burning process. Some pesticides even promote weight gain. To avoid such problems, if possible, buy organic fruits and vegetables. Inorganic should be very carefully washed and cleaned before use on the skin. These measures can not fully protect you from pesticides, but they significantly reduce their impact.