Your body’s metabolism, and more specifically your metabolic rate, seems to be one of the key factors in whether you are overweight or not. It can also help or hinder your attempts to lose weight.
What is metabolic rate?
Metabolism involves all the biochemical reactions going in your body, keeping you alive and functioning normally. These chemical reactions use energy, and your metabolic rate is the speed at which those reactions are taking place.
The minimum amount of energy for these biochemical reactions to take place is called the Basal metabolic rate (BMR). [Read more…]