Archives for December 2020

Marla Ahlgrimm | What Is Metabolism?

Marla AhlgrimmYou’ve almost no doubt heard someone say, “Just wait. Your metabolism will tank in your 30s!” But, what does this mean? And what is metabolism anyway? Marla Ahlgrimm offers up answers below. 

Q: What is metabolism?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Metabolism is the natural process your body uses to convert food into energy. The more efficient your metabolism, the faster your food is converted. This also means that you can eat more calories and do less physical activity without gaining a significant amount of weight.

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Marla Ahlgrimm How To Diet Without Dieting

Marla AhlgrimmMany of us get caught up in the idea that we have to follow a strict diet in order to lose weight and be healthy. The truth is that structured eating plans are rarely effective as they are difficult to maintain and may not provide the body with all the nutrients they need, says Marla Ahlgrimm. Here, the women’s healthcare expert, author, and entrepreneur opens up about how to eat right for better health.

Q: Is it true that all diets lack something?

Marla Ahlgrimm: Typically, the trendy diets that you see online and television (think low-carb or paleo) tend to leave out important food groups. Further, strict calorie-reduction diets may mean that you eat too little. The best diet is to simply eat well and enjoy your indulgences in moderation.

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