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Emily Jacob

S.M.A.R.T. Goals For Fitness

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Body size and weight: A naturally large body  The Lean Body Hacks  means more cells to maintain. This means that the body needs more calories to function and has faster metabolic rate that the body of a small person. This is why larger people require more food. It is important to understand that your body composition determines the speed of your metabolism. A higher percentage of lean body weight results in a high metabolic rate if compared with individuals of the same weight with a higher fat percentage. More muscles mean faster metabolism. This means that regular fitness training can help a person to speed up his or hers metabolic rate and lose weight easier than without an exercise routine. But, it is important to know that men naturally have a higher degree of lean muscle than women and can grow muscles faster.

Age: Age affects the metabolism for both men and women. After the age of thirty, the metabolism slows down due to the hormonal changes. As a result, any person that is not physically active starts losing muscle tissue and gaining fat. A rise in some of the body's important hormones through regular exercise can increase lean weight and control weight. Psychological state: Stress and anxiety can influence different chemicals in our body and influence the metabolism. We might need more energy, which results in obsessive eating of fatty, sweet or salty foods. This is something we can control. So, just have some carrots and celery ready in your lunchbox.

Temperature: It sounds strange but the climate around us influences the speed of metabolism. If we are too cold our cells burn up more energy than usually trying to produce heat to maintain a constant body temperature. When we are hot, we also burn more calories through the process of sweating. So, it pays off to take cold showers or to go to the sauna. Time of the day: Metabolism is chemical. It has different speed during the day. Metabolism is the fastest from 5 o'clock in the morning till noon. Then it starts slowing down. If you have ever been on a very strict diet, you know that your lunch must be around noon and you must not eat after 7 o'clock in the evening.

If you want to lose weight, you probably need to make some major lifestyle changes, but it is daily choices that really test you. Many things can go not as planned and that can throw you off track. To stay on track, you need to prepare yourself and your environment. Successful weight loss depends on your determination to stay flexible and make conscious choices. Here are 3 tips that will help you to prepare your surroundings so you can achieve your weight loss goal.



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