The Body’s Metabolism and Body Composition
- Excess gas
- Sugar cravings
- Continued weight gain
- Weight loss difficulties
- Constant Feeling of Bloatedness
- Easy cellulite development
- High blood sugar
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Body Composition Linked To Body’s MetabolismMetabolism varies for every individual. Here are two body composition profiles.
Metabolism and Weight GainTake a deeper look at slow metabolism. It is not about being fast or slow but weight gain is almost always the result of caloric imbalance that goes on over a period of time. Two major factors are:
- An individual’s energy level and how active they are
- The thermic effect of food or the energy the body uses when digesting food
- These taken together with Basal Metabolic Rate provide Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE). This is the number of calories the body burns in a day.
Making The Body’s Metabolism WorkWith the correct exercise and dietary plan, an individual can make their metabolism work for them. Because the body needs more energy to support itself when it has more Lean Body Mass, working to increase Lean Body Mass will increase Basal Metabolic Rate. Avoiding a decrease in metabolism can be done by maintaining the Lean Body Mass that is already present and also means maintaining Skeletal Muscle Mass. Skeletal Muscle Mass is not the same as Lean Body Mass but is the overall largest contributor. It is the muscles that will grow and develop through exercise.
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