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Only a few days eating fast food rich in fat are enough to disrupt metabolism, according to a research conducted for understanding the causes of obesity.

Is obesity the result of personal choice or the result of hormonal? This question is a dilemma that concerns not only specialists, but also those directly affected by excess fat. As per the nutrition experts, just five days after the consumption of processed foods, one can notice an alteration in body’s health. The researchers sought to identify how skeletal muscle adapts when the body ingest fatty processed foods.

When we were thinking about what kind of diet should use, researchers looked at what is offered by the top most fast-food chains. For arriving at the result, expertly planned diets; one of the suggested diets was structured to have 55% of calories from fat, about 18% of them saturated. Instead, the control diet was composed of only about 30% fat.

Research revolves around the food containing butter, macaroni, cheese, ham and cheese sandwiches with mayonnaise. To follow the evolution of metabolism, researchers were concentrating on muscle biopsies before and after high fat feeding.

Before starting the diet, subjects ate normal meals, which allowed the researchers to observe a good growth values up to four hours after eating. This response of the organism was canceled after five days of ingestion of saturated meals.

The researchers found that, in terms of healthy eating, the muscles used glucose as an energy source. This disappeared with the transition to fat diet. While insulin sensitivity has not changed in this short span of time, the results indicate, however, that exposure for more time to a high-fat diet could lead and a decrease in insulin resistance.

In the struggle with weight, many blame the slow metabolism. They are completely ignoring the fact that it could be caused just by the habits of life or even food intake, as this study indicates. Thus, in a desire of losing weight, a few people try to cut excessive meals without understanding the effects of this food cutting on their metabolism.

Let me remind you that quitting breakfast is nothing, but basically, a major form of energy shortage and can slow metabolism. Not only ignoring a healthy breakfast is a very common mistake, but eating sporadically, even if it involves healthy foods can lead to weight gain.

Those who are making unneeded cuts on their food, they don’t know that they are actually creating nutritional deficiencies that lead to dangerous disorders. For example, there is a risk of not achieving the necessary protein; protein, which is vital for strengthening muscles and stimulate fat burning. We must understand that the body burns more calories when digesting protein than when digested fats or carbohydrates.

In combination with the idea of developing muscle, one of the key recommendations for speeding up metabolism is performing regular exercise. The reality is that while many of these issues are known and practiced are not addressed or are unbalanced.

Things get further complicated when food becomes a major factor in metabolic disorders. Experts believe that the habit of eating every day at the same hour, train the body to burn more calories between meals. Furthermore, it should be remembered that basal metabolic rate (metabolism at rest) decreases by 2-3% every 10 years.

So, after 40 years the rate of metabolic process tends to decrease in intensity. So, after a certain age, “lifestyle and diet, both need a change.”

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