Metabolism 101: It’s not all about weight
These days, the buzzword surrounding metabolism is “boost,” and we get it: 30 years ago, when we invented our original nutritional powerhouse Almased® formula, we did so to help people with sluggish metabolisms. However, we don’t want metabolism to become so closely associated with weight loss that you begin to believe that’s the whole story.
Your Metabolism is Your Lifeforce
When we refer to metabolism, we’re not only talking about “basal metabolic rate,” which is where the calorie-burning conversation belongs. Metabolism, wholly, is about transforming food into energy to keep you alive. In other words, when you drink an Almased® shake or eat a meal, your body extracts energy from the food, uses that energy to replace/repair damaged cells, and stores energy as fuel for later use.
The metabolic process is complex. For example, fats, proteins, and carbohydrates are absorbed differently and trigger unique metabolic reactions. But you don’t need to become a biologist; what’s key is that you understand this: with a properly functioning metabolism, you remain alive and well because your cells receive the energy they need to carry about chemical reactions associated with weight gain/loss, breathing, sleep, and overall wellbeing.
Basal Metabolic Rate
Now that you have a holistic understanding of metabolism, let’s discuss “basal metabolic rate” or “BMR.” The BMR is the amount of energy your body uses (calories burned) to carry out basic functions; think breathing, sleeping, blood circulation—resting functions.
When the metabolic rate is lower, you burn fewer calories as you carry out the resting functions and instead store more energy, often in the adipose tissue or fat cells, so the pounds stick. Those who have a low metabolic rate are also likely to experience low energy levels.
Although you can affect your BMR through a protein-rich diet like Almased®, which is packed with 27 grams of protein per serving, exercise, sleep, and minimal stress, certain factors that impact BMR are out of our control, such as age and sex. Men tend to have a higher BMR than women, and we all experience a decline in our BMR as we pile on birthdays.
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Get Good at Being AliveSince our inception, Almased® has encouraged people to do the right thing for as long as possible. While there are quick ways to shed pounds, we encourage you to seek the best solutions and practice them in a sustained way. After all, quick fad diets may harm your metabolism and yield unwanted results.
If you want to gain more energy and shed pounds, ultimately achieving a balanced metabolism, try these tips:
- Incorporate an Almased® shake into your diet—we’ve got plenty of recipes—and eat whole foods and plants 80% of the time.
- If you need to lose a healthy amount of weight, follow our 4-step Figure Plan.
- Exercise 2-3 times per week.
- Do strength training; maybe take on the 100 pushup challenge.
Adopt some positive thinking to encourage your journey. A vision board may prove helpful.
Adopt daily healthy habits consistently to keep your body and mind on track.
Three Great Things About Almased®
1. Quality Weight Loss
Almased® supports the metabolism and helps protect your muscle mass while on a reduced-calorie diet. You lose weight that really matters!
2. No More Starving Yourself
Almased’s can supports satiety for 4-6 hours. This helps to keep hunger and cravings at bay, and further assists the fat burning process.
3. Simply Prepared, Simply Delicious
You can flavor Almased® any way you like. Blend Almased® with 10-12 oz of filtered water or unsweetened almond milk, soy milk or skim milk.
Flavor them to your liking with cinnamon and other spices, instant coffee powder (or use cold coffee instead of water for mixing), unsweetened cocoa powder, or a few drops of your favorite extracts, like vanilla or lemon.
How Can Almased® Help Me Reach My Goals?
Maybe you’re looking for a quick-and-easy healthy meal alternative. Maybe you want to slim down for a special event. Maybe you want to lose a lot of weight safely. Or maybe you just want to add some good nutrition to your diet. Whatever your goal, you can't go wrong with the Almased® weight-loss formula.
How To Get Started
Using Almased® as a meal replacement, you lose weight and body fat - not muscle. Almased® helps the body turn fat into energy for healthy weight loss while protecting muscle.
Using Almased® as a supplement, you can feel rest assured that you are supporting your overall wellness with a superior low glycemic high protein product that provides lasting health benefits.
Figure Plan Plus guides you through exactly how to use Almased® and what you need to do to accomplish your goals!
Each phase is designed to enhance wellness, boost the metabolism, support healthy blood sugar levels, and assist in weight control.
It is your own guide to safe weight-loss and wellness and is jam-packed with tools and tips to help you on your weight journey, whatever your goal.
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From fast-tracking fat loss to preserving your successful goal weight, it’s easy to drink Almased® shakes in place of 1, 2 or 3 meals daily. Or, just use Almased® as an occasional healthy snack when needed.
Almased® is simple, and it works. All you have to do is, "shake it and you will make it!"
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