Protein & Metabolism
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)
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.
Currently Cabot Health have a promotion where you receive 25% off Extremely Low Carb Ultra High Protein Synd-X. This 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