Eating less and exercising more aren’t the only steps you can take to lose weight and stay fit

There are few things in this world as misunderstood as the human metabolism (other than the Kardashians’ rise to fame, but that’s a topic for another post).

In short, your metabolism is responsible for breaking down all those avocado toasts, fruit smoothies, and grilled veggies you eat into energy to help power you through the day. The speed at which your body does this depends on your BMR, or basal metabolic rate. The lower your BMR, the slower your body will convert calories into energy, which can ultimately lead to weight gain.

Most people think that their BMR can’t be adjusted, encouraging them to “cheat the system” by cutting calories, skipping meals, or overdoing it in the gym. But that is totally not the case. Turns out, there’s a lot you can do (other than exercising and calorie-cutting) to accelerate your metabolism, helping you lose weight and stay fit. Read how, now. Continue Reading

 

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