By Brad Pilon, MS
If you read this headline without the slightest feelings of doubt then you have fallen hook line and sinker for the best marketing angle in the weight loss industry today…and that is the “It’s not you, it’s your metabolism” line that so many people use to get you to buy their diets and their diet supplements.
The worst part is, they’re not even using the word ‘metabolism’ correctly.
Metabolism is the word scientists use to describe all of the chemical reactions that go on in your body.
Metabolic rate is a way of describing the amount of calories your body burns on a daily basis.
Outside of exercise, there is virtually nothing you can do to change your metabolic rate or your metabolism to any significant degree. In other words, your body has a fixed number of calories it will burn in a day no matter what you eat.
There are no magical metabolism-boosting foods or diet plans. Things like caffeine and other stimulants can cause you to burn a FEW extra calories per day, but when I say ‘a few’ I mean it.
Caffeine might cause you to burn 30-40 extra calories in a day, but that’s only the difference between have a couple extra sips of a regular coffee in the morning. In fact, even if the caffeine in a cup of coffee were able to raise your metabolic rate by 100 calories in a day this would still not enough to make even the slightest dent in your body fat.
Forget about trying to “boost your metabolism” with your diet and focus on an easy diet plan that allows you to enjoy food while eating less.
Eat Stop Eat is an incredibly easy diet plan that is designed to help you eat less without sacrificing all the foods you like to eat and forcing you to find magical ‘metabolism boosting’ foods to replace them with.
Give Eat Stop Eat a try and find out for yourself how easy it is to eat for weight loss and never worry about your metabolism again.
Brad Pilon is a nutrition professional with over eight years experience working in the nutritional supplement industry specializing in clinical research management and new product development. Brad has completed graduate studies in nutritional sciences specializing in the use of short term fasting for weight loss.
His trademarked book Eat Stop Eat has been featured on national television and helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat without sacrificing the foods they love. For more information on Eat Stop Eat, visit www.eatstopeat.com