If you’re trying to lose some weight there are two factors you need to take into account: nutrition and exercise. To diet successfully, just watching the foods you eat won’t bring success on its own. You also need to include some exercise in your daily life. Not surprisingly, this nutrition/exercise interaction also holds true in reverse. Just doing lots of exercise won’t work either if you’re not eating a nutritious diet.
To really get the weight off and keep it off, you need to have both an exercise program and a nutritious eating program. This will help to get your metabolism ticking over at its optimal level.
So what is metabolism? In simple terms, it’s the chemical reactions that take place in your body to turn the food you eat into energy to keep your body functioning. A lot of things can affect your metabolism, with food and exercise being two of the major factors.
The key to being fit and healthy for life is to do enough exercise and give your body the nutrition it needs to work at its peak level, as well as getting adequate sleep. Exercising will get your body burning fat as an energy source. Eating a balanced diet in small, regular, meals throughout the day will provide your body with all the nutrients it needs to keep going. Once your body gets used to burning fat and having a regular supply of high-quality fuel, your metabolism will alter accordingly and you will burn fat right throughout the day, not just when you’re exercising. That’s why metabolism is the key.