Understanding how metabolism influences weight loss part 1

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Metabolism Basics: – Metabolism is the body's process of converting food into energy for essential functions.

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR): – BMR is the calories burned at rest, influenced by factors like age, gender, and muscle mass.

Thermic Effect of Food (TEF): – TEF represents energy used in digesting food, with protein having a higher impact.

Physical Activity: – Calories burned through exercise contribute significantly to overall energy expenditure.

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR): – RMR includes daily activities and is crucial for understanding overall calorie needs.

Muscle Mass Importance: – Muscle burns more calories than fat, making strength training beneficial for metabolism.

Aging Effects: – Metabolism naturally slows with age, but regular exercise can counteract this decline.

Hormonal Influence: – Thyroid hormones, insulin, and cortisol play roles in metabolic regulation and weight management.

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