Is this faster metabolism?

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    May 05, 2009 2:29 PM GMT
    Ok So I´m eating less more often and so on. I find that I am evenly hungry throughout the day, without major spikes though almost always could eat. Also, the food, erm, processes faster (you know what i mean). Things used to take about 2 days to come through and now it´s less than 24 hours.

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    May 05, 2009 5:03 PM GMT
    I do not believe that GI transit time is a measure of metabolism. I'm aware of two definitions for metabolism.

    1. Metabolism relates to various chemical processes within the body that converts food and other substances into energy and other metabolic byproducts used by the body

    2. Metabolism is also the process the body uses to break down chemicals such as drugs


    GI transit time could be shortened by the types of foods you eat. If you are lactose intolerant, the transit time would be short if you consumed a milk product. Certain artificial sweeteners are notorious for causing rapid GI transit and diarrhea in extreme cases. Sorbitol is a big culprit. Diet sodas frequently cause the problem and people end up seeing a gastroenterologist. Exercise, especially working the abs, can shorten the GI transit time. High fiber foods may change the transit time. Prunes are an example. These are only some of the causes of a shorter GI transit time.

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    May 05, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
    "Things used to take about 2 days to come through and now it´s less than 24 hours. " -Lostboy

    How on earth are you tracking that?
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    May 05, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    McGay saidHow on earth are you tracking that?


    2 words
    "corn test"
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    May 05, 2009 6:56 PM GMT
    yup
    corn test.

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    May 05, 2009 7:00 PM GMT
    Nuts fly through me, I don't know why. I've been tested for nut allergies.
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    May 05, 2009 7:04 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidOk So I´m eating less more often and so on. I find that I am evenly hungry throughout the day, without major spikes though almost always could eat. Also, the food, erm, processes faster (you know what i mean). Things used to take about 2 days to come through and now it´s less than 24 hours.



    And,...what you'll find it that it works. You'll feel better. You'll stay leaner. You'll have more consistent energy levels. You'll perform at a higher level. You'll be able to eat more. Your lights will burn brighter. You'll store less fat.

    You're learning about any good bodybuilder knows intuitively: insulin management.

    Throw some fiber in there, and you'll find yourself feeling even better. It's just fine if you poop several times a day. You're in the process of optimizing the machine, and it works.

    Eat, and keep eating. Watch the change.

    Is it a faster metabolism? Well, probably not, but, you're getting your body tuned to head that direction. Poop rate is not a measure of metabolism, just the time it takes for stuff to move through your guts. However, eating small meals often will stoke the flame so you could end up with a better metabolism along the way.
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    May 05, 2009 7:32 PM GMT
    I´m also losing fat and starting to gain more mass. hehe. But it seems the faster evacuation is probably more to do with oatmeal and pilates ;)

    Just curious.
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    May 05, 2009 7:41 PM GMT
    Yes, Dear, you're not so full of it now.
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    May 06, 2009 6:10 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidYes, Dear, you're not so full of it now.


    Best line of the day.

    Question, though, Lostboy: why pilates? I mean, why do you think that specifically is speeding things along? Having recently taken up yoga, I'm now all sorts of curious about such things.
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    May 06, 2009 6:25 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidyup
    corn test.

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    Ok I know I'll get smacked for this but what the f**k is the corn test? icon_confused.gif
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    May 06, 2009 6:34 PM GMT
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    chuckystud saidYes, Dear, you're not so full of it now.


    Best line of the day.

    Question, though, Lostboy: why pilates? I mean, why do you think that specifically is speeding things along? Having recently taken up yoga, I'm now all sorts of curious about such things.


    Firstly, I hate you zdrew.
    Secondly, I´m a pilates fanatic, and the abdominal work is the most intense that you could imagine. Someone mentioned that abdominal work could do it, so i guess it´s a combination of 3 private pilates classes a week and a high fibre diet

    COrn test: corn stays visible icon_eek.gif