1 14 1/2-ounce can golden hominy, rinsed and drained
1 14 1/2-ounce can Mexican style stewed tomatoes
1 cup frozen loose-pack diced hash brown potatoes
1/2 cup chopped green sweet pepper
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
In a large saucepan, brown sausage; drain off fat. Stir in broth, black beans, hominy, tomatoes, potatoes, green pepper, onion, garlic, chili powder, and oregano. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
"Metabolism" is one of those terms thrown around recklessly without most people understanding what it means. There are lots of products, books, posts, diets, systems, etc., that claim they'll help people lose weight by "speeding up" or "boosting" metabolism. Most of this is nonsense (often from people who should know better). Any "boost" is minuscule and transitory.
People can sometimes blame a slower metabolism for extra caloric intake. We're really bad at estimating how much we eat and tend to overlook lots of little things (like sauces) that add up and lead to increased body fat. It's not that we're lying about it; it's just one of those human foibles.
As the author of the article found, "slow metabolism" is rarely a thing. Yes, it does slow down as we get older (which surprises no one over 40). And dieting--particularly extreme dieting--can slow it down too. But while such things can make it more challenging to shed unwanted pounds, it's not even close to impossible (although it can seem that way).
There's an adage that strength gains aren't made in the gym; they're made during the recovery from workouts when muscles repair and rebuild (making you "better, stronger, faster..."). This has led (not "lead" ... words have meaning!) to the concept of the "off" day or "rest" day.
We can do better. "Recovery" day is a start. Or how about "muscle repair" day? That can change the way we approach our training schedule.
A healthy diet has a wide range of benefits including body composition (fat percentage), longevity (live longer), reduced likelihood of many diseases (such as diabetes), feeling better (improved mood and more energy), and more. Having a healthy diet means eating mostly healthy foods, but knowing howhealthy foods are is not always so easy.
As you all remember from the post on macronutrients, protein is one of the Big Three. How much protein should you be getting? Are you getting enough? These are important questions for anyone, but especially folks on the high side of 40...and they get more important as we go along.
As usual, the answer to these important questions starts with, "It depends..."