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How Do I Increase My Metabolism?

InsideOrgansIf a buzzword could finish second to ‘toned’ in the weight loss industry, ‘Metabolism’ would be right up there. ‘The Fast Metabolism Diet…’ ‘The Metabolism Boosting Diet…’ ‘The Metabolism Miracle…’ ‘Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism…’

No that last one isn’t a joke, it actually exists… 

The thing is how do you know if your metabolism is slow?

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Diet is an Iterative Process

The Elusive Strawberry Banana
CC D. Sharon Pruitt

Ever feel like eating these days is a lot like balancing some strawberries on a banana?

You probably wish, as I do, that ‘diet‘ was a simple matter of being told exactly what to eat, and then you just eat it, and get the results you’re looking for right?

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Meal Frequency

My First Proper English Sunday Roast - The Spread Eagle, Camden London
CC Chris Goldberg

Like many before me, when I was new to the game of fitness I held the common misconception put forth, that people should eat every 2-3 hours or 5 to 6 times a day.

It had worked for me in the past, and like many biased coaches if it worked for me I had come to the conclusion it would work for everybody, that was until I realized that my job as a coach was not to preach what worked for me, but rather help people discover what works for them.

Sometimes that includes methods I don’t necessarily ‘approve of for myself…

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Self-Control

Is an exhaustible resource.

Self-control is finite.

The act of self-control is like pumping out reps on any exercise, sooner or later you can’t do any more.

Those of you relying on willpower or self-control, or some other sort of self-discipline are in for a treat, especially if you’re wondered why it let you down in your weight loss pursuits.

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Change, In a Nutshell

Weight loss is really a process of change.

Changing the way you currently eat to a way that suits your lifestyle and your desired appearance.

Changing the way you currently exercise to a way that suits your schedule and your optimal aesthetic.

Changing your lifestyle itself so as to suit the optimal occupation, the right social groups, a positive mindset and ideal behaviors.

Behaviors like cooking your own food, walking or riding to work, eating more veggies, or taking up a physical activity or a sport for fun. It could be learning new things like how to cook or how to ski, snowboard, skate or cycle.

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