Wednesday, August 1, 2012

What is Metabolism anyway?

  • Ever watched a thin person eat everything in site and then some?  
  • Ever wonder why that person can do that and you can't?

Metabolism is what the difference is.  Metabolism is the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat.

Food is made up of:

  • Proteins:  According to Health-Alicious-Ness the foods with the highest protein are Cheese, Mature (Large) Beans, Lean Veal and Beef, Roasted Pumpkin, Squash and Watermelon seeds, Lean Meats such as Chicken, Turkey, Lamb and pork, Fish such as Tuna, Anchovies and Salmon, Fish Eggs such as Roe and Caviar, Yeast Extract Spread, Lobster and Crab, Lentils, Pulses and Peanuts.
  • Carbohydrates: According to Dietdecide Bad Carbohydrates: White bread (hoagies, rolls, sandwich bread), Corn cereal (corn flakes, pops, etc.), Simple sugar (gatorade powder, kool aid, raw sugar), Pasta, Pretzels, Potato, Potato chips, Cupcakes, Cookies, Cake, Candies, Jelly, Jams, Pudding, Custards and White Rice.  Good Carbohydrates:   Almonds, Apples, Arugula, Asparagus, Avocados, Bananas, Blueberries, Black Beans, Broccoli, Brown Rice, Cauliflower, Celery, Eggs, Garbanzo Beans, Grapes, Hummus, Oranges, Quinoa (Quinoa Feta Spinach Salad), Romaine Lettuce, Shrimp, Strawberries, Sunflower Seeds, Sweet Potato, Watermelon, Wheat Flour, Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Wheat Hot Dog Buns (Nutrisystem Turkey Hot Dog) and Zucchini.
  • Fats:  According to The Food Chart - Fats provide energy to our body. Fats provide more than twice as much energy as either carbohydrate or protein. About 33-35% of our daily calories intake is in the form of fats. Fat is made up of mainly fatty acids. There are three types of fatty acids: saturated fatty acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids. The proportion of these fatty acids, as stated in the fat food chart below, is different in fat-containing food.  Click on the link for a complete chart of fats.
When you have a metabolic disorder you have an abnormal chemical reaction in your body that disrupts the process your body uses to get or make energy from the food you eat.  Diabetes is an example of this.

When you want to loose weight and diet and exercise is not working contact Premier Back Rehabilitation Center, PC for a free consultation to about your body's metabolism.