So, there is a reason why this microblog is titled,
Your metabolism is not as important as you think.
And that is because it is exaggerated on how it controls your weight.
Your metabolism responds to the food that you put into your body.
That food is then broken down and dispersed as the macros that are made up from those foods,
Perform their respective duties in your body.
Everything from helping to build muscle, to skincare, to eyesight, to cholesterol.
Whatever you put in your body is going to have these effects on a microscopic level,
Because whether you are eating badly or healthy, food is made off vitamins, minerals, and macros.
Now with your metabolism moves and runs based on the food that goes into your stomach.
But that’s about it when it comes to it helping with weight loss.
Because it depends on how much you eat now what “speed” your metabolism is at.
And what I mean by this is,
Let’s say you increase your calories.
You start to eat more and you’re doing so day after day and week after week
Your metabolism will increase for sure.
But guess what, you’re also going to gain weight.
Why? Because you’re increasing your calories.
“Yea but if it's increasing that means I’m going to burn fatter and drop weight”
No, it won’t
Remember what I said above
Your metabolism responds to the foods you put into your body.
The same goes for the opposite.
If you eat fewer calories
You will start to lose weight
But your metabolism could also potentially slow down.
Even if it slows down you still lose weight
Because you are eating fewer calories.
Where this really makes a difference is if you bulk heavy or do a crash diet.
If you decide to crash diet, then it sends your body in a haywire
Your metabolism gets out of whack,
Your hormones might be affected, and you could also experience IBS symptoms and more.
Sure, you will still lose weight,
But I can guarantee you, you’ll feel like garbage and just yoyo-diet back your weight.
The same goes for bulking
If you just start taking in much more calories, than needed.
You will cause issues for your metabolism again and could lead to stomach pains, gas, bowel movement issues, etc.
Sure, you’ll gain weight, but you’ll put on much more fat as well.
And you won’t gain more muscle doing this
Yes, you read that right, bulking doesn’t allow you to gain more muscle.
But that is an article I already wrote before and is a discussion for another time.
But the point is you need to control the amount you gain or lose in a manner of around 300 calories.
If you lose or gain weight you want to roughly aim for 300 calories whether in a surplus or deficit.
And listen to your body. Get on a regimented eating schedule and eat around those times.
It doesn’t have to be EXACTLY at that time but try to get used to eating around a certain time.
You regulate your metabolism this way and allow your body to perform better.
So, to end it off, your metabolism is important, I’m not saying it isn’t or just disregarding it.
But it doesn’t control your weight as you think.
It’s what you put into your body that counts.
Let me know down below if you have had any issues with getting your metabolism aligned.
Disclaimer: Adam is not a doctor nor a nutritionist. This is all from the experience Adam has gained through himself and through schooling. Through his videos, Adam shares his personal and educational experience that he has acquired over the past years of training individuals through fitness and nutrition. Adam would strongly recommend you see your physician before starting or completing any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition to participate in the exercises which are why consulting your physician would be recommended.
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