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Basal Metabolism Rate, BMR

Written by Thin Thin

What is Basal Metabolism Rate, Basal Metabolic Rate, BMR?


What is BMR?  BMR is the rate that your metabolism works when energy (i.e. foods in the daily diet) is burned within the body. 

Some people have a higher BMR than others, thus their Calorie Burn is higher. These individuals tend to lose weight faster than individuals with sluggish metabolisms. Or because of their faster metabolisms they may be able to eat more calories to support weight.

When dieting, even those individuals who have exceptional BMR's look for ways to enhance their already-stellar BMR because a faster metabolism equals faster weight loss.

How can I speed up my metabolism? The following metabolism boosting tips may be of help:

- Boost your activity level which will in turn, boosts your metabolism rate. It's much like building muscles in the body via activity and exercise. When we walk, play sports, hike - we strengthen our muscles. When we pair activity with a healthy diet plan, we boost our metabolism speed.


- Eating raw and natural foods streamlines your metabolism, making processing a whiz.

Therefore, choose foods that are closest to Mother Nature as they are more readily processed by the body.

For example, when Dieter Joe's metabolism recently saw a healthy apple come its way it said, 'Oh happy day! I can process this is nothing flat. Full speed ahead.'

But when non-Dieter Jack's metabolism saw an unhealthy slice of mincemeat pie come its way is said, 'Oh crumbo! Not even I can make mincemeat out of this. It's going to take me all day to get rid of this fat sugar-wad.'


- Eat breakfast (this starts your metabolism going for the day), so you'll naturally get a head start.

If you don't have time for breakfast grab a piece of fresh fruit or a boiled egg.

Other quick delicious breakfast foods that will kick your metabolism into high gear include: whole grain bagel, cereal whether hot or cold, and eggs.

- Work on those muscles because muscle burns more calories than fat and helps the metabolism pull some g's.

Summary - Basal Metabolic Rate - Keep in mind that although you want to lose weight rapidly, you also need to lose weight safely.  

The dieter can do a lot to speed up the rate of weight loss, but there is a limit as to what can be accomplished in the rate of speed that the weight is lost.

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