How Well Do You Understand “Metabolism”?

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We women are quick to blame our metabolism for our inability to lose weight! But are even sure about our metabolic rate? Do we even know what it means?





Our metabolism is that sneaky process that constantly goes on, takes the blame when we put on weight, and whose ways and details are often hidden in the mist. But in order to be fit, it is crucial to understand metabolism and how it functions.

So, do you know the basics when it comes to your body’s metabolism? Take the quiz to find out!




Answer the questions below by picking one option – true or false – as your answer. Note your options in a piece of paper.

Once you’re done, scroll right to the bottom and calculate your points based on your correct answers (1 point for every correct answer). All the best!





1. Metabolism is the process in which your body burns calories.

– True
– False

2. Your ‘metabolic rate’ is the rate at which you burn calories.

– True
– False




3. If you body comprises more muscle and less fat, your metabolic rate will be higher.

– True
– False

4. Men have a higher metabolic rate than women.

– True
– False





5. A high protein diet can positively boost your metabolic rate.

– True
– False

6. Your genes predetermine your metabolism.

– True
– False




7. Your mtabolism is controlled by your heart.

– True
– False

8. Strength training helps you lose weight as it changes your metabolic rate.

– True
– False





9. Your predetermined metabolism remains the same throughout your life.

– True
– False

10. If you eat less than 1,200 calories per day your metabolism will speed up.

– True
– False




11. Coffee can boost your metabolic rate.

– True
– False

12. Eating spicy food can boost your metabolic rate.

– True
– False





13. Where you live, and your local climate can affect your metabolism.

– True
– False

14. Your body burns the most calories when you are active.

– True
– False




Answers

Q1: False. Q2: True. Q3: True. Q4: True. Q5: True. Q6: True. Q7: False. Q8: True. Q9: False. Q10: False. Q11: True. Q12: True. Q13: True. Q14: False

Results

1 – 5 points

You need to brush up on the science of metabolism! You could be dabbling in every new found diet, but none of them will lead to results if you don’t understand your metabolism and metabolic rate!


5 – 9 points

Not bad! You may not get all the scientific terms right every time, but you do know why your body reacts the way it does to changes in your diet or exercise!

10 – 14 points

Your commitment to a healthy eating is amazing! You understand the difference between metabolism and metabolic rate, and never fail to utilise the same in your diet plans!