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Boosting Your Metabolism For Dummies

Boosting Your Metabolism For Dummies

Rachel Berman

ISBN: 978-1-118-50177-1

Apr 2013

336 pages



The easy way to boost your metabolism and lose weight... for good!

People often 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 blame their woes on a "slow metabolism".  Unfortunately, there is no miracle diet that works for everyone because everyone has a unique body type and traits which impact their metabolic rate. Boosting Your Metabolism For Dummies helps you identify why your efforts have failed in the past and determine how to shift your unique metabolism into high gear by eating specific foods and performing particular exercises. Transform your mind and body for good with what Boosting Your Metabolism For Dummies offers:

An explanation of common misconceptions about metabolism

How to calculate and influence one's metabolic rate

How to get in the right mindset and embark on the path to lifestyle change

How to navigate the grocery store for metabolism boosting foods and 40+ quick and easy recipes

Meal planning tips 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, Boosting Your Metabolism For Dummies has you covered.

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