Skipping meals, eating fat-free foods, no exercise and low thyroid all have one thing in common – they promote a low metabolism. Your Basal Metabolism rate (BMR) is the rate at which your body burns food when you are at rest.
When you hear people refer to their slow metabolism, they are actually saying that they have slow BMR. Metabolism is the reactions that take place inside our cells to create energy. All the food we eat is broken down to produce the energy needed to maintain body temperature, to breathe, to move our muscles and keep weight in check.
A peak operating metabolism can burn up a lot of fuel (food) and create plenty of energy. Conversely, a slow metabolism will store fuel as fat. We can rev up our fat burning furnace quickly with clinically researched metabolism boosting foods and nutrients.
The secret to weight loss also lies in your kitchen cupboards. Hot spicy foods can jump start your metabolism. Have you noticed how curried foods make you sweat? This is one of the symptoms of increased metabolism. Switch from black pepper to cayenne pepper for faster weight loss. Add ginger to foods and eat hot salsa to enhance your fat-burning furnace. Fat-burning foods and supplements support a healthy diet and quickly reset your metabolic rate quickly.