What Is Metabolism? Speed Up Metabolism Naturally

“What is metabolism?” is a question I get asked frequently.

What Is Metabolism?

Metabolism is the process of of living life.

It is the regenerating and degenerating your body.

That may sound like two opposite actions and they are. Metabolism is a combination of all of the body’s processes that maintain life.

Metabolism is your body’s ability to build and break down. Opposites again!

Your body must replace all cells that die. We lose about 60,000 cells per minute in the living and aging process.

So a healthy body will replace or regenerate about 60,000 cells per minute. It will also perform the necessary function of breaking down and getting rid of all of the waste and dying cells.

Hence, degenerate and regenerate at the same time.

Metabolism is the process that our body uses to break down and rebuild simultaneously.

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What Is Metabolism?
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Fiber Speeds Up Your Metabolism! Eat Small Meals

You can speed up metabolism naturally by eating more fiber and by eating smaller portions more often!

The best way is to eat smaller meals every three hours and to make sure that each meal includes fiber, protein and whole food carbohydrates.

Several things happen when you do this:

  1. The combination of fiber, protein and carbohydrates causes you digestion system to slow down so that the food moves thought you slower. Therefore the body is able to extract more vitamins from the meal and at the same time burn more calories during the digestions process.
  2. When you slow down the digestion process, you stay satiated longer. On top of that the body’s ability to gain more energy and vitamins from each meal also reduces cravings.
  3. Eating in smaller amounts and closer together keeps the internal metabolism fire burning. The shorter time between vitamin, protein and fiber rich meals means that your body never shuts off the metabolism between meals. You continue to burn calories all day long.

Good Carbohydrates To Speed Up Your Metabolism

Be sure that you pick whole foods. Whole grains, fresh meats and vegetables. White grains require very little processing in our body because they are all sugar and man made vitamins.

When a grain is striped of its bran, germ and fiber the only thing that is left is the endosperm which is the sugar.

Make sure that your foods are as close to whole as possible. It is the fiber in the whole grains that requires the digestion process to take it’s time and burn more calories. Of course whole grain has more vitamins, and the added bonus is that the fiber content counter balances the sugar found naturally in carbs.

So when you eat whole foods, it takes longer to digest, you get more out of it in nutrients, and you stay full longer and your metabolism naturally speeds up.

Get those internal fires crackling with a natural healthy diet!!
set metabolism on fire

The normal eating patterns of modern humans actually sabotages the metabolism and slows the whole process down.

When you eat only three times per day your body actually switches gears and begins to store calories/fat in between meals. Our bodies still act as if we need to hoard our nutrients to fight of a famine. The three hour mark is approximately when your body starts to power down to save up the energy for future needs.

Set your metabolism on FIRE!!

When you develop the habit of eating small meals every three hours your metabolism will stay on high speed all day long and into the night.

  • Eat 5-6 times a day and keep that fire crackling!!

When we go all night without food, then skip breakfast we make matters worse by causing our body to slow the metabolism even more. Skipping meals does exactly the opposite of what you intend for it to do!

  • Eat a light meal within an hour of bed time to continue to burn calories all night. Be sure that it includes carbs, protein and fiber.
  • To really ignite your metabolism a short walk before your snack will really set that bon-fire burning.

Speed Up Your Metabolism Naturally

Speeding up your metabolism naturally happens when you eat whole or natural foods.

Convenience foods are chemical and sugar laden and nutritionally unsound. They require very little internal “processing”, and therefore do not burn calories during digestion.

When you eat a lot of convenience food you always craving more because your body is not getting the nutrients it deserves.

It is like your body is saying may I please have a banana and you give it a cupcake!

You deserve to have a high metabolism and high energy level.

The easiest way to speed up your metabolism naturally is to eat a small meal every three hours and be sure to always include whole carbs, protein and fiber.

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    Shared by: Malkah:

    I’m slowly making these changes. Not used to eating so frequently and worried about not being able to lose the weight. But the guidelines of whole foods and fiber help. My metabolism has always been sluggish. I hope that by following this plan, I will have more energy. Thanks, Deb for all these no-nonsense healthy suggestions.

    Shared by: Joan Partin:

    I love the WOW program. It all makes sense. When I do mess up occasionally,I just forgive myself and continue with the program. Thanks Ded.

    Shared by: Deb, The Healthy Chef:

    Well, Ann, once you feel better then it is easier to do more and boost your metabolism. Sounds like you are on track!!

    Shared by: Deb, The Healthy Chef:

    Your welcome! Try not to get on the scale everyday. 4 pounds is good as I said to Ann, it is really more about feeling better!! Smile!

    Shared by: Deb, The Healthy Chef:

    It will happen, Laurie – be patient this is for the rest of your life!

    Shared by: debbixler:

    Wow – thanks Mary Joyce! You were a good student doing every step of the way what the program taught you and it paid off big time.

    I wish more people were as diligent as you. Even as simple as writing your comments on this post. You are the elite 1% of the people who take the 6 Week program! So, congratulations!

    Shared by: Mary Joyce Love:

    Deb I said this before but this program is so well put together.

    You make yourself/your guidance available yet the responsibility, as it must be, lies with me. The program has changed my life! I have so happy with my progress and thrilled to have you as a mentor. I have more energy. I lost weight. I have less food cravings and am more committed to my personal health. Thank you so much! Mary Joyce Love

    Shared by: Deb, The Healthy Chef:

    Good, glad it is making a difference, Way to go Kim!

    Shared by: Laurie Toller:

    Well, I never really expected to have more energy. I am feeling so much better at this point it is really amazing. Now for the weight loss!!

    Shared by: Kristen:

    Hi Deb,

    Hope all is well.

    I have a nutrition question for you.

    I eat a well balanced diet, no chemicals or artificial stuff – mostly fresh, whole food. On the food labels, under nutrition facts, each category (Sat Fat, Trans Fat, etc…) contains the total amount per serving along with the percentage of daily value. However, regarding sugar, the label always lists the total amount per serving but not the percentage of daily value.

    What is the recommended amount of sugar grams per day or how many grams equals the daily value or 100%?

    Example: Stoneyfield Farms (organic) Non-Fat Blueberry Yogurt contains 23 grams of sugar. That’s almost an ounce of sugar! Same amount for the orange juice I drink. Sounds like a lot of sugar for two small food groups.

    Thanks for your help.



    I am loving this program, Deb and Jeromey is losing weight too!

    I can not believe how much better I feel than 2 weeks ago, this is like a miracle! My weight loss is not what I expected by this is working!

    2 weeks and I lost 4 pounds but I am more active and can see how this will work! thanks for the call yesterday, Deb

    You know, the CD really did make an impact on my Dad. He is starting to think differently about his carb choices. (he is diabetic) and before he did not want to hear a word about it!

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