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Metabolic Fitness - How Healthy Is Yours?

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By : Gen Wright    29 or more times read
Submitted 2010-04-12 00:00:00
Despite what the diet industry and so called nutritional gurus have been telling us all for the last three decades, losing weight, weight loss and weighing less is not the key to becoming slim and trim. Although this approach to health is the most common, it is the least effective and a healthy metabolism is way more important than simply numbers on a bathroom scale.

This relatively new term 'metabolic fitness' refers to the body's response to food and exercise. In terms of the food you eat you either 'burn' or you 'store' fat. It has nothing to do with what a person weighs but rather how healthy and well the hormones are working that are responsible for you staying slim or becoming overweight.

More endurance type exercise is not the answer and neither is restrictive food dieting. The latest exercise methods that center on strength training work with the body to burn fat, build fat burning muscle tissue. Fad, ineffective exercise programs and diet extremes are not subscribed too in any way as they will yield disappointing results.

Simply going a reduced calorie diet is not the way to lose body fat as when food is reduced the body simply responds by conserving its fat stores for as long as possible. It switches into "survival mode" perceiving a famine and will not let you starve. The new way is not trying to starve the fat off; we now burn it off with proper exercise.

So to lose fat for the long haul we need to get the fat burning machinery on our body in tip top condition. We want it to be burning as much fuel as possible every minute of the day and night. Our fat burning cells are our muscle tissue cells and these are your very best friends. Weak, flabby muscles will not stimulate the necessary hormones for fat loss.

Your muscle tissue needs to be toned and firm so it chews into those layers of fat stacked up on your body. Proper exercise is the key here. Long, slow endurance type activities like walking, jogging or cycling do not tone and strengthen your muscles. They need to be challenged with resistance through their ranges of movement, rebuilding and restoring lost strength and muscle tissue.

Only strength training exercise can do this and stimulate the hormones that will make your body work for you burning fat rather than against you and storing fat. You will get a bonus as well with a firm, shapely body emerging after just a few months. Seek the help of a fitness professional so you get the most from your program. Just 'winging it' is not likely to render good results.

Smart exercise and nutrition choices will favorably impact hormones to help you achieve your goals so it is a much easier job to become slim. You will not need will power as your body will happily do the work in burning fat when you get the conditions right. This is an opportunity to achieve your fitness and weight loss goals by taking advantage of new research and finally get the results you desire.
Author Resource:- My name is Carolyn Hansen, and my goal is to show you how to automate your weight loss by mastering your metabolism in as little as 30 days. I have been doing it for years, and you can do it too. Come find out how.
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