Sunday, May 27, 2007

Metabolism, Weight Loss, and Diet

Tomorrow I will start a series that I have been researching on the role metabolism plays in determining how many calories we can take in without gaining weight, and how what we choose to eat and drink can increase our resting metabolic rate (RMR). The RMR determines how many calories we burn just maintaining our body functions. It is the baseline above which we try to move when we exercise, build muscle with weight training, and consume highly thermogenic foods (foods that increase our metabolic rate).

For now, I have a little quiz. Today was my wife’s birthday and I cooked a special meal consisting of grilled bison sirloin steak, baked potatoes with non-fat sour cream, Brussels sprouts, green tea, and okra, onions, tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, and Tabasco sauce.

The Quiz

Which of the foods in my wife’s birthday dinner are thermogenic?

Which of the foods are highly thermogenic?

(The answer tomorrow)

Here is my recap for yesterday.

Daily Dietary Recap-5/26/2007
Calories Protein Carbohydrates SodiumFat % Calories from Fat
1271.36 72.35 g 212.55 g1179.56 mg 16.76 g 11.86%

1 comment:

Fanda Loves Exercise said...

I am an exercise lover. Your article gives me a new perception about eating habit. And it gives me more motivation to do my exercise