What is fast metabolism?

What is fast metabolism and what does it have to do with a person gaining or losing weight? Basically metabolism means the collective chemical processes that your body uses in order to convert the food that you eat into energy that the body can use to function. By eating, you ingest a certain number of calories and those are then broken down. The basal metabolic rate (BMR) is a term that is often used when discussing issues concerning weight loss or weight gain and refers to the rate at which your body breaks down food. This rate is measured at the time that the body is not engaging in physical activity (is at rest) and therefore measures the amount of energy that your body is using in order to sustain the basic life functions (things such as breathing and your internal organs such as the lungs, heart and others). A fast metabolism refers to your body breaking down food at a fast rate.
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Different Body Types

When coming up with your strategy of how to bulk up and gain weight, it is necessary that you determine your body type. There are generally 3 types: ectomorph, mesomorph, endomorph. The names sound like something out of a sci-fi movie (or the Might Morphin’ Power Rangers 🙂 ), however it is beneficial for you to determine which of these labels fits your body type the best. Of course, many people can also actually be combinations of these.

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