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I had another interesting conversation with someone last week (see yesterday’s blog).

I was on a roll!

They were saying about how their friend has a better metabolism than them and can “eat whatever they like”.

I asked what their BMRs were.

In case you didn’t know, BMR stands for Basal Metabolic Rate and is our body’s energy requirements at rest.

We add on physical activity (PA) and how much energy our body uses digesting our food (Thermic Effect of Food – TEF) to get how much energy we use in a day (Total Daily Energy Expenditure – TDEE).

We can calculate our BMR reasonably accurately using fairly simple formulas using gender, height and weight.

It might not be mega accurate as there can be variations in body composition of two people of the same height and weight, but it won’t be a million miles away.

————– BTW our InBody machine gives you a much more precise BMR based on your actual body and is something all our members get as part of their membership – go check out myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting if you’d like more accurate figures. And, you know, having fun while transforming your life and body ———-

But, anyway, BMR is our “metabolism”.

And we can work it out.

So I asked the member if what their BMR was.

They weren’t sure, so we checked.

I asked how tall and heavy their friend was.

And calculated their BMR from that.

Again, won’t be bang on, but won’t be far off.

And, mainly because the member was significantly heavier than their friend, their BMR was significantly higher.

Which makes sense.

The energy needs of a larger body and rest will be greater than those of a smaller body at rest.

Stands to reason.

“So…….. I’ve got the better metabolism?” they replied.

Which, essentially, they have.

If physical activity levels are the same (TEF won’t vary massively) then someone who is larger will be able to “eat more without gaining weight” than someone smaller.

As long as we’re talking about calorie consumption, not necessarily, volume.

If physical activity levels are different then those differing calorie requirements are perfectly understandable.

But, that’s quite eye opening, isn’t it?

If we’re classing a ‘better’ metabolism as ‘how much we can eat without gaining weight’ (or some variation of that) than we will have a ‘better’ metabolism than a smaller friend.

And, when we accept that, it’s empowering.

We stop being a victim of our “genes”…………

And we start to figure out what adjustments we can make to achieve the result we desire!

Much love,

Jon ‘Bathrooms’ Hall

Jon Hall
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.