UNDERSTANDING YOUR METABOLISM will make the difference between 'BEING A WINNER' or being just another "WHINER who tried, but FAILED'.
METABOLISM 101: Growth hormone, sometimes referred to as HGH, aka Human Growth Hormone. is something we all want more of if building muscle, burning fat and having unbounded energy is your goal. HGH greatly helps you resist heart disease, and protects your bones, and many other health benefits. By increasing your muscle mass, growth hormone raises your Resting Metabolic Rate and gives you more power for your workouts. It also helps you tap into your fat stores for fuel and discourages your fat cells from absorbing or holding on to any fat floating around in your bloodstream. In addition to these amazing feats, growth hormone helps your liver synthesize glucose, and it promotes gluconeogenesis, a really cool process that allows your body to create carbs. out of protein. This helps you lose fat faster while providing your brain and other tissues with the energy they need. As with so many other beneficial hormones, production of Growth Hormone slowly declines with age, and when you have a un-fit and un-healthy lifestyle, you actually, speed the decline:
If you are way out of shape, and your body resembles a plastic bag of rice pudding, check out the following 3 'no-no's' that you need to stop doing right now, if being the proud owner of a sleek, toned body and mind is your goal anytime soon.
2. YOU eat WAY too many low-quality carbs.. Refined carbs., such as those in white bread and white rice, keep our blood sugar and insulin levels high, which suppresses the release of growth hormone. Protein, on the other hand, can facilitate the release of higher levels of growth hormone.
3. We don't exercise ON A REGULAR BASIS WITH STRENGTH BUILDING. When you don't exercise and your muscles become insulin-resistant, you increase your level of circulating insulin, which further suppresses growth hormone. We need to get off our butts and capitalize on this incredibly healthy hormone! One surefire way we can turn our bodies into growth hormone factories is with intense exercise. During intense exercise, and especially during interval training, growth hormone encourages the body to use fat as its fuel instead of glucose. Not only does this help you burn fat while you exercise, but it stabilizes your blood glucose level so that you have the energy to keep exercising.