A better way to talk about your metabolism? [Try swapping these words] | RISE Macclesfield | Group Personal Training gym weight loss programmes

Have you ever heard anyone say they’ve “got a bad metabolism”?

Perhaps that it’s “shot” or “ruined”?

Maybe years of weight gain and loss have “damaged” it?

Maybe you’ve said or felt something along these lines before?

We get it.

It can feel sometimes that, no matter what we do, we struggle to lose that weight (or keep it off).

Or that it’s got harder as we’ve got older.

But the “metabolism” is an often misrepresented thing.

Officially it’s “the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life”.

What we usually mean when we talk about metabolism is how that relates to our ability to gain and lose body fat.

And, as body fat is our method of storing energy…………….

What we really mean is our energy needs.

How much energy we need to consume to maintain our current body fat levels.

Or to increase or decrease them.

These numbers may change over time for a variety of reasons (the majority of which will be down to our size, body composition and activity levels)…………

But they don’t stop applying – when in controlled, laboratory conditions everyone ever tested has lost weight when in a confirmed calorie deficit.

So a simple, but powerful, change of terminology could be that…………

Instead of saying “my metabolism”, we say………..

“My energy needs”.

Puts a different spin on it, doesn’t it?

We stop feeling that we’re a victim of our biology and / or situation.

And just accept that we have “energy needs”.

And, hopefully, put things in place to make that work (the best thing that you’ll ever ‘put in place’ to help you make changes is to just gett involved in our programme rather than continuing to ‘lone wolf’ it –> www.myrise.co.uk/apply ).

Much love,

Jon ‘BMF’ Hall


RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

About The Author

Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.