Protein & Metabolism

Protein and metabolism

GET FIT & MEAN IT! with World Champion Kate Bramley

Essentially metabolism is the speed at which the motor of our body is running and the rate can be referred to as the amount of calories we burn per day. Approximate 60 to 75 percent of energy is used by the body in such activities when we are at rest or sleeping.

The slower the rate of metabolism, the more people struggle with weight management. Reasons for lower metabolism include:

  • High percentage of body fat & lower percentage of lean muscle mass
  • Low calorie diet
  • Eating high energy foods particularly containing sugar
  • Lack of physical exercise
  • Under active thyroid
  • Age (younger people have higher metabolic rates due to increased cell activity)
  • Fasting

Protein becomes an important component of your diet when looking at metabolism. Protein is great for muscle repair & recover after exercise. It also increases the feeling of fullness resulting in less overall calories consumed. Protein requires more energy to digest, so you are actually using more energy to breakdown the protein into a useful form for your body to use.

Cabot Health’s extremely low carb, ultra high in protein Synd-X Powder is a great product to supplement a healthy diet to increase your protein without unnecessary calories.

MONDAY
45mins swimming incl. focus on pull through technique

TUESDAY
45min stretching or yoga or pilates

WEDNESDAY
Day off

THURSDAY
60min spin class/session with 5 steady long efforts

FRIDAY
60min power walk before brekky

SATURDAY
40min run incl. 5 sets of 2min as fast as possible + home boot camp and/or stretching

SUNDAY
Day off

MONDAY
45min stretching or yoga or pilates

TUESDAY
45mins swimming include 3 sets of 5mins at a steady pace

WEDNESDAY
60min spin class/session incl. 5 sets of 3min hard gear efforts

THURSDAY
Day off

FRIDAY
30min easy run/walk alternating every 1min

SATURDAY
60-90min recreational activity- paddling, surfing, walking, skating, tennis etc.

SUNDAY
Day off

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