When we come across the term lifestyle, we tend to think of the basic day-to-day habits that we rely on; sometimes without giving them much of a second thought. And this is indeed the case when we talk about how lifestyle influences the speed of your metabolism.
Now, quite honestly, most of us live busy lives in one form or another, and therefore it’s challenging to really keep an eye on all of our habits.
Balancing work, family, hobbies, and other commitments often means that our lifestyle isn’t so much of a choice, as it is a necessity.
Yet with respect to the fact that many of us face sincere limitations in our lifestyle choices, there are many things that we can do – little things, but important things that can help speed up our metabolism.
So if you’re a bit put-off by the term lifestyle, please don’t skim over this section. The little things that you change in your regular, day-to-day lifestyle can indeed have the most profound influence on the speed of your metabolism, and the achievement of your short and long-term weight loss goals.
Get on the Wagon?
Do you know people who carefully choose low-fat, low-calorie meal choices, are very disciplined when it comes to not ordering the Chef’s Special pecan pie for desert, yet order a glass or two of wine with their meal?
Well, unfortunately, these people are really undermining their efforts to boost metabolism.
Studies show that drinking alcohol with meals actually encourages over eating; which means more calories that need to be burned away (or transformed into fat!).
Furthermore, many people are simply unaware that many alcoholic drinks are laden with calories; almost as much as sugary-rich soft drinks.
A bottle of beer can deliver a few hundred calories, and most cocktails are in the same range. Wine is generally considered to deliver the least amount of calories; but even this is a bit of a slippery slope.
Three glasses of wine can be worth 360 calories that the body simply has to deal with in one form or another.
The tip here isn’t to stop drinking alcohol altogether (despite the title of this section). If you enjoy alcohol then there’s no particular reason why you have to quit cold turkey, but you will save a bit of money and not consume as many calories.
Simply, the call here is that you become aware that it influences your metabolism. If you consume excess alcohol (even without becoming inebriated), you force your system to deal with more calories.
And unless you’re compensating for these added calories through exercise or muscle building, catabolism cannot occur. Instead, anabolism will inevitably occur, and new cells will be created from those calories (mostly fat cells).
(click below to read more)
(1) Transform Your Metabolism Into A Calorie Burning Machine!
(2) ‘Low Fat Labels’ Separating The Facts From The Fiction
(3) Understanding The Mumbo Jumbo – What is Metabolism?
(4) How Metabolism Relates to Calories & Weight Loss – part 1
(5) How Metabolism Relates to Calories & Weight Loss – part 2
(6) Introduction to Strategies to Boost Your Metabolism
(7) Isn’t Cardiovascular Exercise The Only Thing That Matters?
(8) Adding ‘High Energy’ Burning Component to Your Exercise
(9) Why Variety in Your Exercise Routine is ESSENTIAL
(10) How Lifestyle Influences The Speed of Your Metabolism
(11) Getting Enough Sleep Actually Improves Your Metabolism
(12) Constant Stress Negatively Influences Your Metabolism
(13) Understanding How Calories Affect Your Metabolism
(14) Eat More to Burn More? And Don’t Forget Breakfast – part 1
(15) Eat More to Burn More? And Don’t Forget Breakfast – part 2