Metabolism And Calories - Does Metabolism Matter In Weight Loss?

Metabolism And Weight Loss

Metabolism And Calories - Does Metabolism Matter In Weight Loss?

Nowadays, there are all kinds of considerable debates about improving self-image, no matter the body type. However, weight loss or gain is still a raw and vulnerable issue for people to talk about. Despite all the talk about beauty and the beholder, somewhere in the back of the psyches, everyone wishes to maintain a ‘normal’ bodyweight level, which differentiates according to each person’s perspective and also bone structure and height. Improving one’s character and behavior is necessary, but becoming physically attractive is definitive on a to-do list. Still, many of us blame our body metabolism when the change doesn’t take place after rigorous exercise and diet schedules. So, let’s try to find out if the claim holds any truth.

A Case For Weight Loss And Metabolism

Metabolism refers to a chain of chemical reactions that break down energy in a living body. According to medical studies, it comprises of two components, one of which is genetic and another is the nurture, otherwise known as environmental component and medical professionals find that both of them affect weight. The genetic component can support the claim that metabolism is significant for weight loss. So when someone says that a person can eat an unholy amount of junk food and remain slim, it’s the genetic component in action. Such people have genetically driven higher metabolism, which requires them to eat more so that calories can be retained in the body.

A Case Against Weight Loss And Metabolism

Metabolism’s nurture component supports the negative side of this argument. As per this component, what is fed to the body, and the activity rate of it determines the weight. Metabolism might not matter in the way people expect it to. It is proved that mist energy burned in a human being is from resting metabolism. It also has to do with dieting leads to a slow metabolism. The amount of fat tissue in the body depends upon many factors other than metabolism, such as age, body type, gender (women burn relatively fewer calories than men), and also the menstrual cycle in the females. But despite the genetic component, bodyweight still highly depends upon the daily activities of the body. 

Dumping all the blame on metabolism for obesity or slight weight gains is not fair. Especially when people do not exercise at all and eat junk food all the time. So, draining cups upon cups of green tea might increase metabolism. It doesn’t necessarily decrease bodyweight if it is not accompanied by exercising and a reduction in fat consumption.


Thus, we can conclude that genes might factor and a mighty reason for high metabolism and less weight gain. To lead an obesity free and healthy lifestyle, one should exercise and have a balanced diet. Also, the question of whether a person can transform their weight by changing metabolism is still unclear. So, whatever other methods one chooses to increase or decrease weight, a healthy body can be maintained with regular exercising. Although, a cheat day can still be enjoyed.

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