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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

Calorie Calculations 101

Do you fear that your recommended calorie range is too high? Are you consistently eating fewer calories than your SparkPeople plan advises? Have you found yourself wondering how we determined the exact number of calories that is right for you? W...  Read more

How Many Calories Should You Eat to Lose Weight?

Do you fear that you are eating too much for your body size or fitness level? Have you found yourself wondering how many calories you should be eating to lose weight? While determining how many calories each individual should eat for successful...  Read more

Nutrition Know-How

What should I be eating? How much should I be eating? These are common questions- and the answers might not be as mysterious as you think. All you need is basic knowledge about calories, a few key nutrients and a balanced diet. Read on to learn more!...  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

Diverticulitis liquid diet & metabolism
Updated 4/16/2014 5:10:32 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

Metabolism, any foods really boost it?
Updated 1/29/2014 4:37:38 PM

My metabolism is shot and I was wondering if anyone found any specific food that REALLY did help boost theirs and they were finally able to lose weight. Can a Dr. really check for metabolism or is it just your thyroid they're checking? I w...  Read more

Question -- do spicy foods speed up the metabolism
Updated 1/25/2014 12:41:21 PM

I have heard that spicy foods can speed up the metabolism. Is this really true? I have a pallette that is not thrilled with hot foods, but if it speeds up the metabolism, perhaps it is something worth looking into....  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