BMR = CALORIES NEEDED TO MAINTAIN VITAL FUNCTIONS WITHOUT CHANGE TO WEIGHT OR BODY MASS
What is Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)?
A measurement of the number of calories needed to perform your body's most basic (basal) functions, like breathing, circulation and cell production.
Total energy expenditure is made up of different components, including:
60% - Basal Metabolic Rate or BMR (breathing, blood circulation, cell production, etc)
30% - Exercise and physical activity
5-10% - The thermic effect of food, which refers to how your body burns calories to digest food
What is Metabolism?
Metabolism is a combination of biochemical processes that your body uses to convert food into energy. These metabolic processes include breathing, eating and digesting food, the delivery of nutrients to your cells through the blood, the use of energy by your muscles, nerves and cells, and finally the elimination of waste products from your body.
Why Metabolism is Important
When it comes to losing weight, metabolism is a key factor in your success.
Good news! You can increase your metabolism rate and boost BMR.
Lean muscle mass burn more calories that fat. By increasing your body's muscle mass you will give a great boost to your metabolism rate.
Eat metabolism increasing food
Egg whites, lean meat, water, chilli peppers, coffee (cup of coffee can increase metabolism rate by 8%), green tea (cup of green tea can increase metabolism by 12%), milk, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Remember, if you go on the low calorie diet your body will begin to break down precious, calorie-buring muscle tissue for energy.
Drink Cold Water
German researchers found that drinking 6 cups of cold water a day (that's 48 ounces) can raise resting metabolism by about 50 calories daily—enough to shed 5 pounds in a year. The increase may come from the work it takes to heat the water to body temperature.
Never Skip Breakfast
Try to eat some metabolism increasing foods for breakfast.