You have likely heard of the basal metabolic rate. Maybe you have asked someone how they stay so thin, and they answered “I just have a high metabolism”. What does that really mean?
Some bodies run more efficiently than others. That is a bad thing. That is a low metabolism, like a car that gets high gas mileage. It’s great for your car to be efficient, allowing you to save at the gas pump. But, if your body is efficient it means you have to be more selective about your calorie intake.
There is a theory that says your appetite and your metabolism don’t match unless you are a certain body weight. At that weight, you have achieved your “setpoint”, and you may not like what it looks like. It may really not be a healthy weight for you.
So, what can you do? You can…exercise! Yes, I said it, and you knew it was coming. I am sorry to always repeat myself, and not tell you what you want to hear, but there it is. Exercise really helps with this very serious situation.
You rev up your metabolism when you do moderate intensity aerobic exercise, and it stays elevated even after your workout! So, even while you sleep, you are using up more calories than if you hadn’t exercised.
More than just to nag you into exercise, I want you to be aware of the reason for the weight problem you are experiencing. It isn’t entirely your fault. You may have been dealt a bad hand. But that doesn’t mean you can’t win the game. You just need to use a new strategy! I am here to help you strategize and cheer you along!
Does this stir up any questions for you? If so, leave it in the comments, and I will either answer it directly, or point you do a resource that will help. Thank you for including me on your journey to better health!