My friend Caroline struggled with her weight and energy levels for some time, even with a healthy diet and exercise routine. She went to the doctor, who discovered she had a slow or low metabolism. The doctor recommended Caroline try to limit sugar and carbohydrates, and get the calories and nutrients she needed from healthy sources. She should eat enough protein and healthy fats in her food.
Having a high metabolism allows you to burn fat and lose weight quickly. It is a complex process that involves the breakdown of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, as well as the absorption of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.
Metabolism is responsible for energy production and is necessary to fuel the processes that keep us alive, such as breathing, cell repair, and growth. The metabolism is a bunch of organs and glands responsible for regulating how your body burns food for fuel and converts that food into energy: the pancreas, stomach, small and large intestines, and colon. When the metabolism usually functions, the food we eat is broken down into energy for our daily activities. If we eat more than we need, the metabolism converts the excess calories into fat.
Several factors affect a person’s metabolism, such as the amount of muscle tissue, the frequency of meals eaten, genetics, personal diet, and stress and activity levels. When you have a slow metabolism, there is a good chance your body is out of balance or not functioning correctly (and that is almost always due to improper lifestyle, illness, medication, or a severe accident). Metabolism slows down due to muscle loss, the body’s tendency to cannibalize its tissue because there is not enough food energy to maintain it, and the decrease in physical activity naturally comes with aging.
Ways to activate metabolism:
1 Increase body mass. It is natural for metabolism to decrease with age, but it is possible to counteract its effects. The amount of muscle a person has been a determining factor in the ability to burn calories and eliminate fat. Build strength and endurance by training at least twice a week. Weight training will increase metabolism.
2 Breakfast. Many people ignore that breakfast is the day’s most important meal. Breakfast eaters are leaner than non-breakfast eaters. Metabolism can slow down if you eat breakfast mid-morning or wait until the afternoon.
3 Avoid sugar. Sugar stores fat in the body. There is that to eat foods that maintain an even blood sugar level. Exercise 2–3 times a week is essential to stabilize blood sugar.