|04-03-2012, 05:44 PM||#1|
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|04-03-2012, 06:18 PM||#2|
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|04-03-2012, 07:31 PM||#3|
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HIIT increases metabolism.
Sedentary lifestyle and going too low with your calories would decrease your metabolism.
I.e. when you cut calories, try eating small frequent meals rather than three mediocre ones.
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|04-04-2012, 04:42 AM||#5|
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1. Calories (energy).
Most notably dietary trend history:
The length (in days/weeks/months) of the amount of calories taken in (surplus/MT-Line) or lack of calories taken in (calorie deficits).
"Meal frequency" manipulation while a viable option for some that have issues with hunger cravings, do VERY LITTLE IF NOTHING to improve ones metabolism. If you go to WEB MD or other sites in which have reputable research papers, you will find many studies that indicate that meal frequency has little or no impact at all on improving or speeding up one's metabolism though this is promoted even with ones with fitness credentials. For most, this shouldn't be the focus point anyway; when applying basic mechanics of dietary manipulation (calories, macros) and exercise, and then adjusting the numeric numbers dependent on bodily feedback should be enough to get the job completed. One or the other will effect ones metabolism even without it being the focus point.
IMO, meal frequency manipulation is one (of many) tools in which can be used for a deficit dieter to stabilize hunger pains/cravings to improve solicitation of stability to stay on their dietary goals. It definitely has its uses, but not for improving ones metabolism.
So here’s the take home on meal frequency, IMO:
*If eating more frequently makes it easier to control/reduce calories, it will help you to lose weight/fat.
*If eating more frequently makes it harder to control/reduce calories, or makes you eat more, it will hurt your efforts to reduce weight.
*If eating less frequently makes it harder for you to control/reduce calories (because you get hungry and binge), it will hurt your efforts to lose weight/fat.
*If eating less frequently makes it easier for you to control/reduce calories (for any number of reasons), then that will help your efforts to lose weight/fat
If reference to the "amount of calories" just think about this some but not in the context of the "frequency of the calories consumed" in a 24 hour period.
It really just boils down to basic mechanics:
Most with specific dietary experience, know that if you deficit your calories for a certain length of period (dependent on what this is), the body tends to start making hormonal and other biological adjustments, by shutting down/turning down certain energy expensive bodily processes and turning on less desirable processes. And, "dependent on personal variables specific to the person" the body begins to use less calories when performing basically the same tasks. This is one reason dietary re-feeds are implemented on some diet arrangements: It tends to improve good hormonal responses while lowering the bad (etc, etc), and these hormonal/biological changes can effect the complicated metabolism process--for the better.
In "other personal conditions", ones low body fat (and wanting to go lower) may not even be a metabolism issue, as much as the body wanting to hold on to its coveted fat storage especially ones wanting diet down under 9% or so (speaking to average healthy persons, and not a genetic freak ).
Therefore the amount of calories one takes in, and the length of period these calories are taken in (and of course the personal disposition of the person) is a major key.
Now, remember the above information, and lets add in exercise. If for example, we have a dieter that has been dieting for a length of time, and has seen from bodily feedback that weight loss has slowed (as compared to first starting), and is exercising (weight training and/or cardiovascular, or what have you), then you have a situation where: The body has adjusted to BOTH diet and exercise, and here we learn, that exercise ALONE--under certain personal circumstances....will NOT aide ones metabolism...once the body adapts.
Which brings to me to my point.
Manipulation of diet (amount of calories, macros) + adjusting to bodily feedback + exercising +adjusting to bodily feedback, will effect your metabolism...as a whole.......
It points simply to basic mechanics.
Last edited by Chillen; 04-04-2012 at 05:24 AM.
|04-04-2012, 10:40 AM||#6|
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Movement speeds up metabolism.
Digestion speeds up metabolism.
Muscle needs more energy therefore speeds up metabolism.
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|04-08-2012, 08:45 PM||#7|
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The other members have given good answers. Remember to focus on diet if you are concerned with fat loss. You can't increase your metabolism enough to make up for a bad diet as far as losing fat goes.
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