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Metabolism and Weight Loss Management

Ever feel like you’re “eating perfectly” but still not losing weight ? It’s possible. But it’s not what happens most often. Usually, there are one of two things going on: 1.  What you think is the “right amount”... isn’t. 2.  You're eating more than you think you are. Or, it could be both. What about  #1? Well, your individual body may be playing a role in your challenges. For example: ► Your basal metabolic rate—the energy you need just to fuel your organs and biological functions to stay alive—can vary by 15 percent. For the average person, that’s roughly 200-270 calories a day. ►  Sleep deprivation can cause a 5-20 percent change in metabolism (the equivalent of 200-500 calories a day). ► For women, the phase of their menstrual cycle can affect metabolism by another 150 calories a day or so. This is why all calorie calculations are just a starting point. You try to consistently eat a certain amount, and if after, say 2-3 weeks you’re not seeing changes, you can adjust. And, #2…

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About Mark

Hi, I'm Mark Dilworth, Nutritionist, Dietary Strategies Specialist, Nutrition for Metabolic Health Specialist and Lifestyle Weight Management Specialist. Since 2006, I have helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle habit changes which includes body transformation and ideal body weight.