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Boosting Your Metabolism for Dummies,9781118491577

Boosting Your Metabolism for Dummies

Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 5/1/2013
Publisher(s): For Dummies
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The easy way to shift your metabolism into fat-burning mode People may wonder why their dieting and exercise efforts seem to result in little or no weight loss. Some people may have to work hard to simply maintain their current weight. With such a dilemma, they may use terms such as "slow metabolism." Unfortunately, there is no miracle diet that works for everyone because everyone possesses a unique body type and corresponding metabolism. Maximizing Your Metabolism For Dummies helps you determine what kind of fat burner you are and provides insight on how to shift your metabolism into fat-burning mode by eating specific foods and performing particular exercises for "your metabolic type." Toxins in processed junk food, medicines, and throughout the environment can disrupt the body's hormones and, consequently, metabolism. Maximizing Your Metabolism for Dummies gives you the resources you need to determine your metabolic type and to keep it in check through dietary, exercise, supplement, and expert medical advice. An explanation of common misconceptions about metabolism How to calculate and influence one's metabolic rate Shopping lists for metabolism boosting foods and 40+ quick and easy recipe Planning meals and smart strategies for eating out Metabolism boosting workouts Tips to get family onto the healthy metabolism wagon If you're looking for a fun and easy-to-understand guide that shows you how to put your metabolism to work, increase overall health, and get the body you've always wanted, Maximizing Your Metabolism For Dummies has you covered.

Author Biography

Rachel Berman, RD is the Director of Nutrition for, a free Web site and mobile app which provides tools to help people lead healthier lives. A nationally recognized nutrition expert, she has appeared on The Today Show, several local television and radio health segments, and is frequently quoted in print and online publications.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with Boosting Your Metabolism  7

Chapter 1: Metabolism 101: Understanding How It Works 9

Chapter 2: Your Metabolism and Your Daily Life 31

Chapter 3: Determining and Influencing Your Metabolic Rate 47

Part II: Laying the Groundwork for Boosting Your Metabolism  67

Chapter 4: Preparing Your Mind and Body for a Healthier Life 69

Chapter 5: Choosing Metabolism-Boosting Foods and Nutrients 95

Chapter 6: Planning Meals: Composition, Timing, and Eating Behavior 121

Part III: Recipes  135

Chapter 7: Awaken Your Metabolism with a Balanced Breakfast 137

Chapter 8: Powerful Lunches 149

Chapter 9: Delicious and Nutritious Dinners, Appetizers, and Sides 161

Chapter 10: Desserts and Snacks 177

Part IV: Health and Lifestyle Issues  187

Chapter 11: Metabolism Workouts 189

Chapter 12: Spotlight on Hormone-Disrupting Conditions 219

Chapter 13: Staying on the Metabolism-Boosting Bandwagon 237

Chapter 14: Smart Strategies for Eating On-The-Go 259

Part V: The Part of Tens  275

Chapter 15: Ten Sure Signs You’re Boosting Your Metabolism 277

Chapter 16: Ten Tips to Fight Cravings 283

Chapter 17: Ten Metabolism Myths Dispelled 289

Index  295

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