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Basal Metabolism Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Basal Metabolism.

Why Calories Are King

1. What is the most common misconception about calories? I’d say it’s the belief that calories from different foods are worth more or less. It’s true that fats are higher density in calories than protein or carbohydrates. But...  Read more

6 Diet Rules Meant to be Broken

Almost every time we turn on the television or glance at a magazine cover in the supermarket checkout line, we are bombarded with the new weight-loss rules and diet plans. We're constantly given suggestions to drink a special shake, cut out carbs...  Read more

Expert Solutions: Metabolism Mistakes

There is a lot of misinformation out there about dieting and exercise.  People DO want sustainable results, but many can’t judge the difference between quick fixes and the legitimate, permanent strategies for losing weight. Common...  Read more

Kick Your Metabolism Into High Gear!

If you’re reading this, chances are pretty good that you don’t have a metabolism that lets you eat as much as you want without ever gaining an ounce. Maybe (like me) you’re even at the other extreme, where it seems like all you have...  Read more

Plateau Busters - Part 1

We hear it all the time—you changed your habits and lost weight steadily, but after awhile, that progress halted. You’ve been stuck at the same weight for days, weeks, or even months. There’s nothing more frustrating t...  Read more

Fast metabolism?
Updated 6/24/2014 10:17:03 AM

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but can you have both a fast metabolism and a tendency to put on weight? I started tracking on here about a week and a half after I started trying to lose weight, and I feel like I'm eating so much more than recomm...  Read more

Anyone have success following Metabolism Miracle?
Updated 5/3/2014 8:22:09 AM

The thought of potentially resetting my metabolism has sparked me. I would like to believe that by following it, I could give my overworked organs a rest--let's face it, they have to be taxed! Would like to hear from anyone who has followed all 3 p...  Read more

Diverticulitis liquid diet & metabolism
Updated 7/27/2014 5:35:53 PM

I have just been diagnosed with diverticulitis. Occasionally, it may be necessary for me to go on doctor-prescribed liquid diets for anywhere from 1-4 days. During that time, I can only have broth, popsicles withou fruit, ice chips, pulp-free juice...  Read more

exercise more, eat less or increase my metabolism?
Updated 2/21/2014 3:43:37 PM

When I spend my days doing sedentary housework, such as laundry or being in the kitchen food prepping, cooking, cleaning up and doing dishes, I don't burn a lot of calories. I'm lucky to burn 1200-1300 calories. On those days, if I don't starve mysel...  Read more

metabolism boosting
Updated 2/15/2014 12:01:17 PM

What is your favorite dietary helpers? I like green tea, yerba mate tea, and ice cold water. Also heard that decaffeinated oolong tea works but have not tried it....  Read more

The Calorie Differential Report

If your weight loss has slowed or stalled, try looking at the Calorie Differential Over Time report. It may show that your daily calories have crept up, or that you've let the amount or intensity of exercise drop. Look at the Calorie Differential R...  Read more

lemon water

speed up my metabolisms...  Read more

Calorie Cyclers

Calorie cycling is a theory and method that helps to lose, maintain, or gain weight by eating a different amount of calories each day. The theory is that it keeps your metabolism guessing....  Read more

5 Weight Loss Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

Breastmilk is the ideal first food for your baby. Breastfeeding had been found to help speed recovery after labor for the mom and assists in losing weight gained during pregnancy.While there are many things moms wish they had known about breastfeedin...  Read more

Weight Busters: Finding Strategies to Keep Moving When the Scale Will Not

I appreciate the positive responses and “club” name ideas shared by readers of my earlier blog, But What if I Can’t Lose Weight. I am starting a new series to provide ideas, topics and suggestions that may help you move forward in your quest for weig...  Read more

Basal Metabolism ... It's Just a Numbers Game

Well, after the first amazing week, the weight is flat-lining in the 168-167 range even though I'm still in full diet/exercise compliance. I guess the body needs to "catch up" sometimes. Mathematically I'm doing everything right, so not gonna c...  Read more