What is the metabolism and how hard is to change it

May 5, 2009

Diets & Nutrition

One possible definition of the metabolism would be : metabolism is the biochemical motor of your body. It is the sum of all the physiological processes through which food gets transformed into energy. Everyone has an unique metabolism. The ones that have a fast metabolism consume almost all the foods they eat while the ones with a slow metabolism have the tendency of gaining extra pounds.

The definition of the metabolism from Wikipedia is the following: “Metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that occur in living organisms in order to maintain life. These processes allow organisms to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments. Metabolism is usually divided into two categories. Catabolism breaks down organic matter, for example to harvest energy in cellular respiration. Anabolism, on the other hand, uses energy to construct components of cells such as proteins and nucleic acids.”

Analyzing that definition you will for sure realize that a process so complex, that uses a huge number of cells, a great number of organs, cannot be changed in just a couple of days. It will take a long time and lots of dedication to change your metabolism if you chose to do it. I don’t believe there is a miracle diet that can change your metabolism over night


There is intense talk about changing your metabolism by following a 10 to 12 day diet. I don’t believe that it is possible to change your metabolism that fast using just a diet. All you can do is give your metabolism a helping hand. Get a healthy lifestyle and keep it for as long as you live. Miracle diets that change your metabolism won’t guarantee that you will never get fat again.

By analyzing the stories about changing the metabolism using a diet you can reach the conclusion that there are two types of results obtained by the dieters:
-a very small percentage, about 20% to 30% sustain that they have followed a metabolism changing diet, they have lost weight and never got fat again. Usually the people from this category have an age between 20 and 35 years. Usually what happened is that they embraced a much more healthier lifestyle that makes it possible for them to stay slimmer.
-the majority of dieters that have followed a metabolism changing diet, about 70% to 80%, say that they have lost weight following the diet but then they have put back all the weight they lost and them some extra weight too. No change to the eating habits was realized and their body really fast to recuperate all the weight lost and put some extra on to make sure it never happens again.

Metabolism is influenced by a series of factors that act positively or negatively at the end of the metabolism changing diet.

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