Weight Loss Numbers: Calorie Counting Evolved

Everyone wants to know the numbers. And knowing the numbers can be helpful as long as you are aware which numbers matter most and don't get overly attached to calorie counts. The metabolism does not work like this: lower calories -> lose weight -> balance metabolism The metabolism works...
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How To Find The Diet That Works For You

Post by Metabolic Effect. The above post from our Facebook page illustrates what I believe to be the most important insight in the world of natural health, fitness and weight loss. There is no one way, there is simply your way. Your job is discover what that is. There is no single right diet out...
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How To Choose a Probiotic

The human digestive tract contains more live bacteria than your body has cells. These bacteria can almost be thought of as a borrowed organ given how essential they are to human health. To help the health of this "organ system" we can take what are called "probiotics". These are bacteria we...
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Calorie & Macro Calculator: The ELEL & EMEM protocols

The acronym for Metabolic Effect is ME and it explains everything you need to know about diet, exercise and lifestyle change for health, fitness and weight loss. There is no one-size-fits-all, off-the-shelf calorie equation.  Nor is there some magic macronutrient ratio that produces sustain,...
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The Calorie Myth: A Conversation With Jonathan Bailor

Jonathan Bailor is the author of the new book The Calorie Myth. This is one of the three books I suggested you read this year. Not because I agree with everything in it, but because in my mind it is essential reading to understand. Read more on why I recommend you read many diet books and not...
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The Paleodiet For Women: The Definitive Guide

First off, Esther Blum is just bad ass. Sweet, intelligent and gorgeous. And she just released a brand new book that is a must read. Cavewomen Don't Get Fat: The Paleo Chic Diet For Rapid Results Let me tell you a story about her: When Keoni and I wrote our book, everyone in the world told us we...
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Starvation Mode: Is it real? Is it a myth? What are the symptoms?

Yes starvation mode is real. In fact, it is arguably the most agreed upon phenomena in all of dieting research. Only it is not called "starvation mode". It is called adaptive thermogenesis. Here at Metabolic Effect we call it the Law of Metabolic Compensation. We call it a law because it seems to...
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Diet To Lose Belly Fat: The Flat Stomach Formula

Belly Fat is a mystery to many. Many people have heard it is all about hormones and others believe it is all about calories. So which is it? Both, actually. The science of how to reduce belly fat   The first thing to understand is there are really two types of belly fat, visceral belly fat...
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New Year Resolutions. One Word To Help You Make This One Stick

It is the New Year again and this year I thought I would do something special and give all the followers of ME and readers of the blog a gift. This is a tool I have been quietly using for years. Not typically on New Years, but rather on my birthday. My birthday is more like most people's New...
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Body Shape. How to calculate Your Shape & Change Your Body

Research tells us that both women and men prefer certain body shapes both in themselves and each other. These views are in agreement and hold across all cultures. In other words, the shapes women prefer in themselves and admire in other women is the same female shape men prefer as well. What men...
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