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Your Metabolic Bank Account

Your Metabolic Bank Account

    Many of us are confused when we hear about how important a healthy metabolism is to our well being.  What exactly is this metabolism and how do you know you’re treating it right?

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    I find it best described as you would your own personal bank account.  You can make deposits and you can make withdraws.  If you make enough deposits, over time, your metabolism will mature appropriately and you will reap the rewards of a healthy and aesthetically pleasing physique.  Make too many withdrawals and you could find yourself in metabolic debt.

    Making Deposits

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    Your bank account takes time to grow.  It’s all about the small deposits you make on a regular basis.

    • Getting enough sleep
    • Increased physical activity
    • Eating balanced meals

    These are all small deposits we should be making daily.

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    Making Withdrawals

    The biggest mistake I see people making is that their withdrawals become bigger than their deposits.  Naturally this leads to debt.  You may think you’re doing well by eating healthy here and there but at the end of the week if the deposits haven’t outweighed the withdrawals you’ll find yourself in trouble.  Often this is what leads to frustration and eventual failure when trying to live the healthy lifestyle.

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    • Not getting enough sleep
    • Irregular and bad eating habits
    • Sedentary and lazy habits

    These may seem obvious but they are a few of the things that can add up in the end.  I should also mention here a few of the big withdraws people tend to make not knowing it’s doing harm to their metabolism.

    • Crash diets
    • Juice diets
    • Certain detox or cleansing programs
    • Miracle pills

    There may be times we feel these types of strategies will help give us a boost when trying to lose weight.  But in the end you cannot game the system.  These are large withdrawals.  Your body may reflect a positive change but your metabolic bank account will be put into critical debt.  This is what leads to a loss of lean body mass and an eventual regain of all the weight making it even harder to lose the weight the next time around.  A viscous cycle usually follows; the making of more withdraws followed by more metabolic debt.  Eventually leading to metabolic damage; the point of no return.

    All and all it’s really quite simple.  But at the same time very hard to stay on the path of the righteous.  We find ourselves constantly tempted by the dark side.  Hopefully I’ve shed some light on your ability to look at it from a new angle.  Keep the deposits coming in at a steady pace.  And avoid writing any checks you cannot afford.

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    Last Updated on July 18, 2019

    10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

    10 Small Changes To Make Your House Feel Like A Home

    Your house is more than just a building that you live in. It should be a home that makes you feel welcome as soon as you open the front door.

    Making your house feel like a home is not something that simply happens on its own. You need to make some changes to a house when you move in, to give it that cozy, warm feeling that turns it into a true home. To help you speed the process, follow this guide to 10 small changes to make your house feel like a home.

    1. Make the Windows Your Own

    When you move into a home, they often come with boring Venetian blinds or less than attractive curtains.

    One of the best ways you can instantly warm your home and make it showcase your style is to add some new window dressing. Adding beautiful curtains not only improves your home’s appearance, but it can also help to control the temperature.

    2. Put up Some Art

    If you have a lot of bare walls in your home, it will seem sterile no matter how beautiful your paint or wallpaper is.

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    Hanging art on the walls will instantly give it personality and make it feel like home.

    3. Improve the Aroma

    A house that is not filled with inviting smells will never feel like a home. There are loads of ways you can make your home smell nice. There are tons of air fresheners on the market you can use.

    Incense and scented candles are a nice option as well. Don’t forget that baking in a home is also a great way to fill it with an aroma that instantly smells like home as soon as you open the front door.

    4. Put out Lots of Pillows and Throws

    A great way to make your home look warm and inviting is to place lots of pillows and throws out on the furniture. It is much better to have too many pillows than not enough.

    There is nothing like the feeling of sinking into a cushiony pillow that feels like a cloud to make you feel like you are at home.

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    5. Instantly Class up Your Closet

    If your closet is filled with wire or plastic hangers, it will never truly feel homey. To instantly make your closet feel classy, change out your old hangers for wooden ones.

    Not only do they look great, but they are better for hanging your clothes as well.

    6. Improve Your Air Quality

    One of the most overlooked ways to make your house feel more like a home is to improve its air quality.

    The easiest and best way to upgrade the air quality in your home is to change the old, dirty filters in your furnace regularly. Get some air filters delivered to your home so that you always have some on hand.

    7. Fill it with Plants

    Another way to improve the air quality in your home is to fill it with plants. You should have plants in every room of your home.

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    They help to improve the air quality and they look beautiful. As well as making your home appear homier, plants also help to boost your mood and lower your stress levels.

    8. Change the Doorknobs

    Most people don’t really give their doorknobs a second thought unless they are broken. That is a shame because changing your doorknobs is an easy way to add personality to your home.

    Changing your old, boring doorknobs to new ones that are works of art will instantly brighten your home.

    9. Upgrade Your Tub or Shower

    There is nothing like luxuriating in a whirlpool bath or steam shower to make the cares of the day melt away. Your family deserves a bit of luxury when they are in their bathroom.

    Install a new shower or tub today to make your bathroom worthy of a place in your home.

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    10. Fresh Cut Flowers

    You can make any room in your house feel homier by placing a vase full of beautiful flowers in it. The gorgeous look and intoxicating aroma of fresh cut flowers will immediately brighten your day when you encounter them.

    You don’t have to make all these changes at once. Try one or two a day though, and your house will feel like a home before you know it. The trick is to constantly keep adding these homey touches to make your home a place worthy of its name.

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