Diet & Plans

Popular Diets, Reviews

The Cabbage Soup Diet

The Cotton Ball Diet

The Cucumber Diet

Low Cholesterol Diet

Mediterranean Diet Plan

3 Day Tuna Diet

1000 Calorie Menu

1200 Calorie Diet

1,400 Calorie Diets

Weight Loss

Metabolism Calculator

Picture of Nutrition Chart

Weight Loss, Gender

BMI Calculate Over Weight

Healthy Weight for Height

Weight Related Charts

Diet Food Pyramid

Food Pyramid Menu

Perfect or Ideal Weight

Daily Calorie Intake

Guide to Losing Weight

Easy Diet Plan

Step-by-Step Diet Plan

Busy Day Diet Planner

Reducing Body Fat

How to Fight Weight Gain

Fat in Ground Beef

All About Body Fat

6 Steps to Fat Loss

Dealing With Hunger Pain

Weight & Genetics

Metabolic Syndrome

Burning Calories, Tips

Basic Food Groups

How to Lose 10 Pounds

Where Do I Begin?

Why Am I Overweight?

What Should I Weigh?

Weight Loss Plateau

Belly Fat Articles

Keep Lost Weight Off

How to Boost Metabolism

Calories in Eggs

Easy Tortilla Soup Recipe

Cutting Hotdog Calories

The Best 3 Day Diet Plan

The Natural Diet Plan

Dietary Fiber

Fast Food Salads

The Food Pyramid

Prison Cells of Cellulite

Ideal Weight Charts | Food Pyramid | 1,000 Weight Loss Tips

Metabolism & Body Weight

Written by Diet Bites

The Metabolism Matrix, Boosting Metabolic Rate for Quicker Weight Loss Results

Are you a Bonneville Metabolism or a Ferrari Metabolism?  Diet Bites presents 'Metabolism Made Simple - More Metabolism Information Than You Probably Want to Know'. Learn about your metabolism, how it works in regards to weight loss, the signs and symptoms of a sluggish metabolism and how you can remedy such using simple techniques.

So reach down and grab your seatbelt because we're going to take a ride through the Metabolism Matrix! We may pull some G's so hold on tight to your teddy bear as we venture into this well-ridden topic.  

Fast [Ferrari] vs Slow [Bonneville] Metabolism

Keep in mind that Ferrari's are smooth, sleek, fast-paced and yes, expensive looking vehicles. They can handle twists and turns smoothly. They are agile. They are quick. They are fast. And this is the place that we want to take our personal metabolic rate to - where it performs smoothly to get the job done so that weight loss and weight maintenance will be easier than a piece of pie. Hum....maybe we better change that to a rice cake, eh?

Therefore, your goal is to nourish an active Metabolism - which will ensure maximum weight loss - as well as an efficient burn in caloric-intake. Your goal is to be a Ferrari Metabolism! You can be any central color that you wish, but you must ensure that you fill up your tank with the rainbow of colors displayed within the Five Basic Food Groups housed beneath the umbrella of the Official Food Pyramid.

Using the Food Pyramid & Healthy Food Groups to Rev-Up Metabolic Rate, Improve Health

The Grain Group: foods that are tan or golden may make better choices; look for the whole grain goodness locked inside the food selections that you choose throughout your day.

The Vegetable Group: make sure that you get a very colorful assortment of foods from this important group. While green is lean and mean - and ultra healthy, particularly the leafy greens, don't toss orange and yellow to the side of the ditch.

The Dairy Group: Opt for the low and reduced fat choices which will serve to keep caloric values and dietary fat grams at minimum.

This group is very easy to go overboard on; some of the selections are liquid. Rather than grabbing a cup or glass, before pouring your selection into the container take a moment to measure it with a measuring cup to ensure that you're not enjoying two or three times the recommended serving size. Calories can add up very swiftly/

The Fruit Group: So many healthy choices that it is virtually impossible to go wrong here excepting in minimal areas. The healthy but fatty avocado pops to mind, but it can also be a part of an effective, healthy weight loss plan.

The Protein Group: Try to switch the focus from animal proteins to plant proteins whenever you can. Your arteries will thank you as well as the bathroom scales.

Do you know why we listed the above Food Pyramid information? For several reasons, actually.

Healthy Diet Vital to Permanent Weight Loss

- A weight loss plan built upon the solid rock of the official Food Pyramid is more likely to succeed than fad diet plans.

- A weight loss plan built upon the Food Pyramid is the healthiest pattern known to modern day man in assuring that nutritional needs are met.

On that note, see the food group recommendations to your right? These are based on a standard 2,000 calorie daily diet plan - just as nutrition labels are which are found on the commercially produced products that we purchase at our markets. When dieting, try to aim for the lowest recommended suggestion at MINIMUM. Do not go below the food group recommendations as to servings.

- We say all of this to say that the one thing that can create a stagnant metabolic rate is a diet lacking vitamins. Some vitamins require their peers in order to do their job. Without sufficient vitamins, weight loss will prove much more difficult. To ensure you get all that you need, ask your doctor if you should be taking a multi-vitamin while dieting.

Now, it's time to warp over to the Lite Side! To learn more about your Metabolism and how you can keep it in tip-top condition, navigate by warping to one of these Metabolism topics:

Metabolism Related Articles by Diet Bites

What the Ferrari Metabolism Means

What the Bonneville Metabolism Means  |  What the Ferrari Metabolism Means

Warp To: Metabolism Made Simple - Answers to Your Metabolism Questions  |  Groovy Things That Will Boost Your Metabolism

Ungroovy Things That Will Slow Down Your Metabolism  |  The Downside of a Slow Metabolism

Fun Quiz - Which Metabolism Vehicle Are You?  |  OTC (Over-The-Counter) Metabolism Boosters

Free Diet Menus   |   Calorie Needs   |   Fruits Low in Calories   |   Weight Gain Causes


image of eggs

Our Free 10 Day Diet Plan
10 Carrot Diet Plan
Free Three Day Diet Plan
Diet Bites: The Living Diet Plan
The Bikini Diet


image of oranges

Metabolism & Weight Loss
The Caloric Burn
Internal Food Processor
The Metabolism Matrix
How to Raise Metabolism


image of pumpkin

Building Diet Menus Using Food Pyramid
Food Pyramid Menu for Dieters
Picture: Food Pyramid, Food Plate
The Amish Diet
How to Lose Weight, Step-by-Step





image of peach

Example of 1000 Calorie Diet Plan
Example of 1200 Calorie Diet Plan
10 Free Diet Planners
10 Dieting Mistakes

Holiday Diet Articles, Menus, Tips, Plans


image of apples

Body Detox
Diet Binge
Foods That Prevent Ageing
Will Caffeine Promote Weight Loss?
Eggs, Dieting


images of peppers

Quesadilla & Mexican Rice Recipes
Homemade Diet Taco Recipe
Quick Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe
Diet Chocolate Cake Recipe
Bread Calories, Recipes



image of fruit

Number of Fat Cells in the Human Body
Fats Necessary in the Daily Diet
Causes of Natural Weight Gain
Lose Belly Fat
Cells of Cellulite



images of grapes

The Problem With Calorie Burn Charts
Your Height, Your Weight
Setting Goal Weight
Ideal Body Weight
Calorie Recommendations



image of sack of apples

Fast Food Fry Calories
Fast Food Guide for Dieters
Protein in Fast Foods
Burger King Calories
Krispy Kreme Donut Calories

Article Archives  |  Diet Bites  |  Site Disclaimer