We get it, it was a tense day at work. Your boss just told you, by email no less, the project you’ve been working on- a big flop. Your kid just got in a playground fight at school and they’re home with you the next three days. Well, we know you’re trying to be healthy so, don’t reach for those comforting fatty foods so fast. Wait for your cheat day until you’re having a good day, here’s why.
Your BMR (Basal metabolic rate), is about 65%-70% of your total daily calorie burn. We call the BMR, the deep work. It’s all the energy your body burns to keep you alive even if you do nothing. It even affects your weight loss efforts and is sensitive to your stress levels.
According to a 2015 study, eating a high calorie meal after a really bad (I mean even the slightest of bad) day can lead to a 104kcal difference in the energy your BMR burns. Yes, even if you count all of your calories carefully, you could be losing out. Calories-in and calories-out, while an effective model don’t account for the deep work going on within your body.
Metabolism, responsible for converting our food into energy, can ‘break’. Well, actually, it can slow down and leave us clueless as to why we aren’t loosing weight. In fact, it leaves us feeling broken, unable to meet our goals even with hard work. Maintaining good health and meeting your goals should happen without your body working against you. So, here’s four ways you can avoid a slow metabolism!
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We hope you were able to learn about your metabolism, and maybe uncover some secrets as to why the pounds might not be coming off. If you’d like to boost your metabolisms thermogenic burn, click here to buy our BCRX BODY COMPLETE SLIM ER DROPS. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is true wellness.
---Klarrisa Arafa, BCRX Content Writer