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Medically reviewed by Rosanna Sutherby, PharmD on January 12, 2020. To give you technically accurate, evidence-based information, content published on the Everlywell blog is reviewed by credentialed professionals with expertise in medical and bioscience fields.


Metabolism is the chemical process in your body that turns the food you consume into the energy needed to run the functions that keep you alive. The number of calories your body burns for fuel largely determines your metabolic rate—and some people are known to have a faster metabolism compared to others (meaning their bodies tend to burn more calories in a given time frame). So you may be wondering whether you have a fast metabolism—and if there are any signs that could clue you into this possibility.

Here we’ll dive deeper into the possible signs of a fast metabolism, plus provide answers to other questions people commonly have about “fast metabolism”—so continue reading.


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Your metabolism, and your basal metabolic rate (sometimes referred to as just metabolic rate), is significantly influenced by genetics. That being said, a faster metabolism may be promoted over time by consistently building lean muscle mass and being cognizant of one’s caloric intake.

Several factors affect your metabolic rate, including:

  • Sex
  • Age
  • Muscle mass
  • Body size and composition
  • Physical activity
  • Hormone disorders (for example, Cushing’s syndrome and hypothyroidism)

Factors that may contribute to a temporarily faster metabolism include:

  • Cold temperatures (your body has to work harder to keep you warm)
  • Fighting infection (increases a person’s basal metabolic rate)

Wondering how to tell if you have a fast metabolism? While it’s hard to pinpoint the exact signs of a fast metabolism, there are possible indicators that may suggest your metabolism works at a faster rate.

Fast metabolism symptoms or signs of high metabolism may include:

  • Weight loss
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Feeling hot and sweaty often
  • Feeling hungry often throughout the day

It’s important to note that these symptoms are very often caused by other factors or serious health issues that don’t have to do with one’s metabolic rate—so be sure to consult with your healthcare provider if you’re experiencing any of the above.


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Having a high basal and resting metabolic rate means that your body naturally burns more calories in a state of rest than someone with a lower metabolic rate. This means that the faster your metabolism is, the more calories your body needs.

While having a fast metabolic rate is not necessarily good or bad in terms of health, making sure you take in enough calories to sustain yourself and nourish your body is important—while also striving not to take in too many calories, which can lead to an energy imbalance.

There is no clear answer for how long it takes to speed up your metabolism if you don’t have a higher metabolic rate genetically. Everybody is different and lifestyle, eating habits, and other factors play a role in how your metabolic rate may change over time.

That being said, here are a few, simple lifestyle changes that may help speed up metabolism over time:

Don’t skip breakfast: Skipping meals has been proven to slow down your metabolism and what you eat at breakfast can set the tone for your energy levels for the rest of your day. Skip the starch or sugar and start your day with some protein, like with a protein shake, some eggs, or nut butter.

Think twice before cutting calories or going on a crash diet: When you cut out too many calories from your diet, your metabolism can go into a state of shock and put a halt on fat-burning in an effort to conserve energy. Instead of eating less and skipping meals, try to incorporate more high-protein, nutrient-rich foods into your daily diet—such as avocados, whole-fat yogurt, lean meats, fish, poultry, eggs, and beans.

Get enough sleep: Not getting enough sleep can have negative effects on certain sleep and stress hormones in your body, which can affect your metabolism. Aim to get the recommended 7 to 8 hours of adequate sleep every night, for the sake of your metabolism and your overall health. If you struggle with getting to bed at an ideal hour, start small by going to bed 15 minutes earlier each week and slowly work your way up to the perfect amount of rest each night.


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8 Signs Your Metabolism Is Out Of Whack, Whether It’s Too Fast Or Too Slow

When something is wrong with your health, it can be hard to pinpoint the source of your issues, especially when you have multiple symptoms. One area we might neglect to think about is our metabolism, or the system that converts food into energy. When your metabolism is working properly, it should hum along in the background like a computer’s disk drive without you noticing much. But if it’s out of whack, you may notice signs that your metabolism may be off. It might not be something we think about every day, but our metabolism is an important part of our health, fueling our body’s necessary functions like energy and fatigue, your periods, or even your hair and skin health.

“Typically, when we’re talking about metabolism, you’re referring to your basal metabolic rate (BMR),” Brenna O’Malley, a registered dietitian and founder of The Wellfull, an intuitive eating coaching practice, tells Bustle. “This is the amount of energy your body uses at rest (like when you’re watching Netflix). Your BMR accounts for the majority of the energy you need throughout the day, which means [around] 65-75% of your caloric needs for the day go towards basic functions like keeping your heart pumping and lungs breathing.”

And even though we talk a lot about metabolisms like it’s a one and done deal, Alissa Rumsey, a registered dietitian and nutrition therapist, tells Bustle that everyone’s metabolisms are different, so it’s important to figure out what your “normal” looks like. “Genetics play a large role in metabolism. Everyone has different metabolisms and no matter what we eat or do, no two people will have the same metabolism,” she tells Bustle.

Your metabolism, like everything else in your body, can be influenced by a lot of factors. “If the hormones that handle your metabolism in the thyroid are altered, due to things like illness or aging, your metabolic rate will actually underperform or overperform,” says Jacqueline Stone, a registered dietitian who specializes in eating disorder recovery, tells Bustle. Dysfunctional eating patterns, such as starvation, can also negatively impact your metabolism, Stone tells Bustle.

If things feel off, consider these eight signs that your metabolism could be out of whack.

1. You’re Really, Really Tired

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If you’re tired, all the time, no matter what, it could be a sign of an underactive or slowed metabolism, Stone tells Bustle. When you have issues with your metabolism, it affects how fast your body burns food that gives you energy, especially if your metabolism slows down. When energy in your body isn’t being created fast enough, that’s when you often feel extra fatigued.

“Feeling tired, lethargic, and feeling down are all signs of a metabolism that isn’t working as well as before,” Rumsey tells Bustle. “Our bodies are trying to tell us that something is wrong. If you are feeling run down, it’s most likely your body isn’t getting enough attention.” Rumsey says that trying your best to get enough sleep is one way to set your metabolism back on the right track.

2. Your Moods Are Up & Down

Many of us have experienced negative moods when our hormones are changing (hello, menstrual cycle!), so we know that metabolism can play a role in our mood. Research shows that many neuropsychiatric disorders often co-occur with metabolic disturbances, and manipulating patients’ metabolism via injections of insulin can have striking effects on their mental state, according to The Scientist.

“If you aren’t eating enough, your body will slow down your metabolism in order to protect against starvation,” Rumsey says. This is a case where dysfunctional eating may be having two separate effects that are two sides of the same coin: having mood swings as a result of not eating enough, could also signal that not eating enough may be affecting your metabolism.

If you aren’t eating enough, your body will slow down your metabolism in order to protect against starvation.

3. Your Period Is Irregular

The thyroid gland is responsible for producing hormones that maintain the body’s metabolism, and a symptom of a thyroid problem is irregular periods, according to the NHS. Additionally, lifestyle factors such as excessive exercise or stress can mess up both your period and your metabolism.

4. You’re Feeling Depressed

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Mood and psychiatric disorders are often closely tied to metabolic health, and depression could be a symptom of a slowed-down metabolism, Stone says. One study from University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences found that identifying and treating metabolic deficiencies in people with treatment-resistant depression can help improve, and sometimes even resolve, their symptoms, implying that there is a link between the two. If your depression becomes difficult to manage and you suspect it is because of irregularities with your metabolism, it is important to see both a general physician and mental health professional in order to figure out the best plan of action to help both issues.

5. You’re Always Hungry

Because your metabolism regulates how what you eat is processed into energy, if your metabolism is accelerated or sped up, you might feel hungry all the time, even if you’re eating and exercising as normal. “Sometimes you feel insatiable, or you’re eating quite often, or you’re just feeling hungry all the time,” Stone says. It’s worth talking to your GP about this change, especially if you haven’t noticed any other changes, as it may be a sign of hyperthyroidism.

6. You’re Losing Hair

Our metabolism regulates nearly all of our bodily functions, including how quickly our hair grows — and, how quickly it sheds, Stone says. One 2018 study found that people with metabolic syndrome — a collection of disorders that include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and other issues that can increase your risk for heart disease or Type 2 diabetes — were at elevated risk for androgenetic alopecia, a kind of hair loss that’s often seen in people with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Even though the study only looked at 100 people, it suggests a connection between the hormones that govern this kind of hair loss, and those that are connected to metabolic syndrome. While losing your hair can be attributable to all kinds of factors, it’s worth talking to your doctor about these or any other changes to get to the bottom of it.

7. Your Body Temperature Is Off

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The metabolic processes your body uses to convert energy into food are the ones that help your body generate heat. “Our metabolism does increase when we eat because it creates heat in order to burn those calories” for energy, Stone says. So when there are constant issues with your body temperature, this is potentially a sign that points to your metabolism as the issue.

Always feeling cold is a potential effect of dysfunctional eating, as your metabolism slows down in order to prevent starvation, and thus doesn’t generate the body eat you’re used to. On the flip side, Dr. David Greuner of NYC Surgical Associates told Bustle for a previous article on metabolism changes that always feeling hot can be a symptom of an overactive metabolism, because it’s working harder than usual to create energy, aka heat.

8. You’re Breaking Out

Hormone production is part of metabolism, and so drastic changes in your metabolism can become visible on your skin. And although an energy imbalance would not directly cause acne, acne is often strongly associated with other metabolic issues, like PCOS. PCOS causes androgens, or male hormones, to increase count within the body and that this can lead to other more serious hormonal issues, which can eventually lead to difficult-to-treat acne, in addition to hair loss as noted above. If you believe your metabolism issues are more severe, it’s important to see your doctor or OB/GYN in order to test for possible metabolic issues like PCOS.

9. Your Heartbeat Is Rapid Or Irregular

Another potential impact of a too-fast metabolism is a rapid or irregular heartbeat, Stone says. “If the metabolism is much faster, that’s when you feel those side effects of acceleration, such as irregular or rapid heartbeat.” This is, again, because the rate at which your body is converting fuel into energy is higher than what’s “normal” for you.

If you suspect anything may be wrong with your metabolism, it’s best to go see a doctor, who can help you come up with the correct diagnosis and possible treatment. “If you’ve ruled out any underlying issues that may be affecting the metabolism or thyroid, routine exercise, especially anything that builds muscle mass, and eating at regular intervals really helps to keep your metabolism in check,” Stone says.

O’Malley echoes Stone and adds that hydration can help keep one’s metabolism in check. “The basics might be boring but they’re what keeps your body happy and functioning optimally. Adequate sleep and managing stress through activities like meditation or yoga can also maintain your metabolism.”

At the end of the day, though, it’s important to know what’s “normal” for your body in terms of metabolism changes and their side effects. “Nobody has the same genetics,” Rumsey says. “Some naturally have a faster metabolism and some have a slower metabolism, and both are just fine.”

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Experts

Brenna O’Malley, RD, a registered dietitian and founder of The Wellfull

Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, CDN, CSCS, Nutrition Therapist and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

Jacqueline Stone, MS, RD, CEDRD, LD/N, a registered dietitian and founder of Healthy Rhythm Nutrition

Additional reporting by Syeda Saad

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It’s not unusual to hear people on a diet complain about a “slow” metabolism or wonder how to get a faster metabolism to speed weight loss, but for all the talk about it, you may be surprised to learn that metabolism is not actually a medical term.

“It’s just a general term that gets thrown around a lot. A lot of people look at it in terms of their weight — whether they can lose or gain weight,” says Priscilla Hollander, MD, an endocrinologist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, adding that she’s not sure there’s even a true definition of metabolism in the way that dieters use the word.

In the scientific community, metabolism refers to the processes in the body that use energy, like breathing, digesting food, and muscle function. Everything that takes place in the body needs energy to work. “All of our cells are like little furnaces, and they all need nutrients to burn,” Dr. Hollander says.

Your Metabolism Can Vary

The rate at which people use this energy — also known as their basal metabolic rate or BMR — can vary. People with a slow metabolism who find it hard to lose weight actually have more efficient approaches to calorie-burning because they consume energy at a slower pace and convert more of it into fat for later use.

“Ten thousand years ago, the more efficient you were, the more likely you were to survive,” Hollander says. “People didn’t know when their next meal was coming along, so the emphasis was on storage.” Those with a so-called faster metabolism, meanwhile, may find it easy to stay slim because their bodies use energy at a higher, more inefficient rate.

It’s not fully understood why some people use up energy faster than others, though genes can play a role in determining the rate of your metabolism. “We do feel there’s some genetic component,” Hollander says. “There have been studies where they looked at families and saw that some family members can inherit a certain body type. Their metabolism is set at a more efficient or less efficient level.”

External factors can also influence your BMR. Many people today have jobs that require them to sit at a desk all day, and many leisure activities, such as Internet surfing, require little physical movement as well. This lack of exercise can cause a person’s BMR to be lower. “People are watching more TV and being less active in their playtime,” Hollander says. “That may play a role in metabolism.”

Your Metabolism and Medical Conditions

Medical conditions can affect the rate of your metabolism as well. Hyperthyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone, can cause a person’s metabolism to become too fast, sometimes resulting in unwanted weight loss. Likewise, hypothyroidism, which is characterized by insufficient production of thyroid hormone, can cause a slow metabolism and sometimes weight gain.

Metabolism can be changed to a certain degree, Hollander says. If your metabolism is overactive due to hyperthyroidism, it can be slowed down with prescription drugs, like methimazole or radioactive iodine. If it’s underactive because of hypothyroidism, treatment with replacement thyroid hormone can bring it back to normal levels. But correction of hypothyroidism does not usually result in significant weight loss.

Physical activity can increase the rate at which you use energy. Aerobic exercise like walking not only burns extra calories during the activity, but can also increase the rate at which you use energy when you’re resting. Building muscle mass through strength training can also increase basal metabolic rate. “If you’re doing a lot of muscle work, it does use more nutrients,” Hollander says.

There’s also some evidence that getting enough sleep can have a positive effect on your metabolism. Sleep deprivation can cause an increase in appetite and resistance to insulin, a hormone that helps the body metabolize glucose for energy. These conditions put you at higher risk for obesity and diabetes. To reduce this risk, aim for seven to nine hours of sleep each night. You’ll feel more rested and have more energy for any increase in physical activity that you’re planning.

How can I speed up my metabolism?

It’s not unusual to hear people blame their weight gain on a slow metabolism.

They’ve cut down on calories and they’re more active, but they’re not losing weight.

Could the culprit be a slow metabolism?

What is metabolism?

Metabolism describes all the chemical processes that go on continuously inside your body to keep you alive and your organs functioning normally, such as breathing, repairing cells and digesting food.

These chemical processes require energy. The minimum amount of energy your body requires to carry out these chemical processes is called the basal metabolic rate (BMR).

Your BMR may account for up to 80% of your body’s daily energy requirements, depending on your age and lifestyle. A “slow metabolism” is more accurately described as a low BMR.

There are lots of online calculators that can work out your daily energy needs. Look out for those that use the Harris-Benedict equation.

Do some people have a faster metabolism than others?

Body size, age, gender and genes all play a role in the speed of your metabolism.

Muscle cells require more energy to maintain than fat cells, so people with more muscle than fat tend to have a faster metabolism.

As we get older, we tend to gain fat and lose muscle. This explains why your metabolism may slow down as you get older.

In general, men tend to have a faster metabolism because they have more muscle mass, heavier bones and less body fat than women.

Your metabolism may be partly determined by your genes, although this is not yet fully understood.

Genes definitely play a role in muscle size and your ability to grow muscles, both of which affect your metabolism.

Am I fat because of a slow metabolism?

People who struggle to lose weight often blame a slow metabolism. But there’s little evidence to support this claim.

Research actually shows that overweight people have faster metabolisms than thinner people. Larger bodies require more energy to carry out basic bodily functions.

Putting a “slow metabolism” to one side, something else may be at play here.

Research suggests people tend to eat more than they think they do. When asked to write down everything they’ve consumed in a day, many people tend to report eating far less than they actually do.

More often than not, the reason you’re putting on weight is not because of a slow metabolism, it’s because you’re eating and drinking more calories than you’re burning.

It may be hard to accept, but staying on top of the number of calories you eat is key to losing weight and keeping it off.

Our 12-week weight loss plan will help you lose weight by tracking your calories.

Can losing weight too fast slow my metabolism?

Crash diets and other calorie-restricted diets can slow your metabolism.

With some diets, your body is forced to break down muscle to use for energy. The lower your muscle mass, the slower your metabolism.

With less muscle and a slower metabolism, it then becomes a lot easier to put body fat back on after coming off the diet.

What can I do to speed up my metabolism?

It’s claimed that certain foods and drinks can boost your metabolism, including green tea, black coffee, spices and energy drinks. The evidence behind these claims is weak or they are not effective long-term solutions.

While you do not have much control over the speed of your metabolism, you can control how many calories you burn through your level of physical activity.

The more active you are, the more calories you burn.

Some people who are said to have a fast metabolism are probably just more active – and maybe more fidgety – than others.

Here are the 3 most effective ways of burning calories:

Aerobic activity

Aerobic exercise is the most effective way to burn calories. You should aim to do at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity, such as walking, cycling and swimming, a week.

You can achieve this target by doing 30 minutes, 5 days a week and breaking down your activity sessions in chunks of 10 minutes.

To lose weight, you’re likely to need to do more than 150 minutes a week and make changes to your diet.

Read our physical activity guidelines for adults

Strength training

Muscle burns more calories than fat, so increasing your muscle mass will help you lose weight.

Aim to do muscle-strengthening activities that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms) on 2 or more days a week.

Examples of muscle-strengthening activities include lifting weights and high-intensity bouts of exercise. Heavy gardening may also do the job.

Be active

Try to make activity part of your daily routine. That could include walking or cycling all or part of your journey to work. You could also take the stairs instead of the lift.  

Get ideas on fitting more activity into your day

Can certain medical conditions cause a slow metabolism?

Some diseases and conditions can slow a person’s metabolism, such as Cushing’s syndrome and hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid).

But more often than not, people’s weight is a matter of consuming more calories than they burn.

If you feel you may have a problem that’s not responding to lifestyle changes, speak to a doctor.

Read 9 medical reasons for putting on weight

Page last reviewed: 26 October 2020
Next review due: 26 October 2023

Mythbusting: Do You Really Have a Slow Metabolism?

People often blame weight gain on a slow metabolism… but do you actually have one?

Metabolism is the process of how your body converts the food you eat into energy. But you may know the term better as the number of calories you’re able to burn. You probably hear that the higher your metabolism is, the more calories you burn — and the lower your metabolism is, the fewer calories you burn. That’s all true.

Fortunately, there may be ways to tweak your metabolism to get it running in a healthier way.

The myths of metabolism

Some of the things you think you might know about your metabolism might not be true. Here are just a few myths about what affects your metabolism (and the truth about each):

  • Age slows down your metabolism (only if you’re less active)
  • Eating breakfast speeds your metabolism (this temporarily boosts it)
  • Certain foods increase your metabolism (this also temporarily speeds it up)
  • Eating late at night slows your metabolism (you’re simply taking in more calories)
  • Eating small meals throughout the day revs your metabolism (this may make you gain weight)
  • High-intensity interval exercise boosts your metabolism (it burns calories, but there’s no effect on your metabolism)

Always keep in mind that everybody’s metabolisms is different. Your metabolism might not be the cause of any weight challenges you have, either.

Signs of a fast metabolism

You may have a naturally fast metabolism. You likely have a fast metabolism if people comment that they wish they could eat what you do but still stay slim.

However, there are some shortcomings to having a highly charged metabolism. If you have a fast metabolism, your body has to work harder. That puts your body under more stress.

There are signals you may have a fast metabolism, such as:

  • You’re moody
  • You’re underweight
  • You have little body fat
  • You’re always very hungry
  • You have irregular periods
  • You’re fidgety and nervous
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You’re frequently moving your bowels
  • Your basal body temperature is very high

You may also have an addictive personality if your metabolism is high. On the positive side, you most likely don’t worry much about gaining weight.

Signs of a slow metabolism

Do you think you might have a slow metabolism? Here’s how to tell:

  • You have gas
  • You crave sugar
  • You keep gaining weight
  • It’s tough to lose weight
  • You always feel bloated
  • You have hypothyroidism
  • You easily develop cellulite
  • Your blood sugar is too high
  • You wake up throughout the night
  • Your hormones seem out of balance

It’s important to have blood tests done if you think your metabolism might be slow. Your provider can tell if your sugar is too high or if your hormones are out of balance. You might just have a feeling your metabolism is slow because of stubborn weight gain you can’t seem to lose. That’s because the extra calories that your body doesn’t turn into fat.

On the positive side, having a slower metabolism might delay the aging process for you.

Ways to speeding up your metabolism

Another myth is that you can’t change your metabolism. You can — with a few lifestyle changes.

Once you start these new habits, it can be easier to maintain a healthy weight, burn fat and feel clear-headed and energetic. Here are important lifestyle modifications you can make to adjust your metabolism:

  • Move your body, even in small ways, throughout the day.
  • Stop snacking so your body uses your fat stores for energy.
  • Increase your muscle mass so your body uses fat for energy.
  • Avoid foods you’re allergic to, which affects metabolism rates.
  • Never starve yourself of your metabolism might slow down to save more fat.

Do you want to learn more about how to manage your metabolism? Reach out to a Mercy Health primary care provider near you today. 

The truth about metabolism – Harvard Health

Is a sluggish metabolism to blame for your weight gain?

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You no doubt have heard of metabolism and may even have a vague idea of what it is. But there are a lot of myths related to the impact metabolism has on your health, especially in terms of weight loss.

In simple terms, metabolism is the internal process by which your body expends energy and burns calories. It runs 24/7 to keep your body moving, even when you’re resting or sleeping, by converting the food and nutrients you consume into the energy your body needs in order to breathe, circulate blood, grow and repair cells, and everything else it does to survive.

This process works at different intensities in different people. How fast your metabolism works is determined mostly by your genes.

“People might have fast, slow, or average metabolism, regardless of their body size and composition,” says Dr. Chih-Hao Lee, professor of genetics and complex diseases at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Age also affects metabolism, as it can slow over the years, even if you start out with a fast metabolism. Differences in metabolism speed are evident in how easy or hard it is for people to gain or lose weight. A slow metabolism burns fewer calories, which means more get stored as fat in the body; that’s why some people have difficulty losing weight by just cutting calories. A fast metabolism burns calories at a quicker rate, which explains why some people can eat a lot and not gain extra pounds.

But you can’t entirely blame a sluggish metabolism for weight gain, says Dr. Lee. “The reality is that metabolism often plays a minor role,” he says. “The greatest factors as you age are often poor diet and inactivity.”

Rev up your engine

Is it possible to speed up a naturally slow metabolism, or rev up one that has become sluggish over time? “You can manipulate your metabolism to a degree,” says Dr. Lee. “It is often a small change that may help you burn more calories. That, along with adopting a healthier diet and making sure you get enough exercise, may give people the extra push they need to lose and maintain weight.” For example:

Pick up the pace. Add some high-intensity interval training to your regular routine. After a period of interval training, your metabolism can stay revved up for as much as a full day. For example, when you’re walking or jogging on a treadmill or outside, speed up for 30 to 60 seconds, and then slow to your usual pace; repeat the cycle for eight to 12 minutes.

Eat protein and do weight training. Your metabolism increases whenever you eat, digest, and store food, a process called thermic effect of food. Protein has a higher thermic effect compared with fats and carbohydrates because it takes longer for your body to burn protein and absorb it.

It’s not clear how much of an effect protein has on metabolism, but studies suggest the best approach is to combine adequate protein intake with weight training, which increases muscle mass — and that also can boost metabolism. Use this online calculator to determine your exact daily amount of protein: /dri.

Drink green tea. Studies have found green tea contains a compound called epigallocatechin gallate, which may increase the calories and fat you burn. A 2011 meta-analysis published in Obesity Reviews found that consuming about 250 milligrams of epigallocatechin gallate (the amount in about three cups of green tea) helped boost metabolism enough to burn an average of 100 extra calories a day.

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What is an accelerated metabolism in the body

What is an accelerated metabolism in the body

Many people justify their extra pounds or other problems with a slow metabolism. Why is it accelerating? Can this process be taken under control?

All chemical and physiological processes that take place in the human body are called metabolism. As a result, substances are split and energy is generated.

Types of metabolism

This process is of two types:

  • Main.It occurs on an ongoing basis, while the person is at rest.
  • Additional. It occurs when the body gives in to any physical activity (playing sports, cleaning, walking, cycling, etc.).

How is this process going?

Metabolism takes place in several stages:

  1. Food enters the human body. It is affected by enzymes. Due to this, it breaks down into smaller components (proteins, fats, carbohydrates).
  2. The resulting nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream and begin to circulate throughout the body. During this time, they disintegrate into final products. This ensures the release of vital energy.
  3. The body works harmoniously, it has enough strength for all the planned functions and activities.
  4. By-products are excreted in urine and feces. A small amount is excreted through sweat and breathing.

    Signs of a fast metabolism

    It is desirable that the metabolic rate is consistent with the norm.If these indicators are high or low, it threatens health problems. How can you understand that a person has a high metabolic rate?

    1. Excessive, painful thinness, even with sufficient or increased nutrition.
    2. Constant hunger.
    3. Inability to eat a regular meal.
    4. Problems with muscle gain and weight gain.

      Metabolism is often rapid due to hereditary factors, genetic predisposition, or thyroid disease.For many, it begins to flow faster under conditions of severe stress or emotional stress. Also, this situation is often observed in heavy smokers.

      How to speed up metabolism?

      Often the question of accelerating metabolism is asked by people who are overweight or prone to overweight. If you speed up your metabolism, you can lose weight faster. How to do it?

      1. Eat small meals 5-6 times a day. Even with a large amount of subcutaneous fat, you should not torture yourself with rigid diets, fasting days and fasting.
      2. Do not give up completely on foods that contain healthy fats. These include natural vegetable oils, avocados, oily sea fish, and nuts.
      3. Not getting enough sleep blocks your metabolism, so getting enough sleep is important.
      4. Water helps to improve metabolic processes, so it is worth drinking at least 1.5 liters of pure water a day without sweet or aromatic additives. It is useful to add slices of lemon, cucumber or ginger root to the drink.This makes the drink even more useful and pleasant to the taste, if suddenly you are tired of drinking plain water.
      5. Eat foods high in iodine. It activates the thyroid gland and boosts metabolism. A lot of iodine in seaweed salads, sea fish, eggs, corn, seafood.
      6. Strive to have enough protein in the diet.
      7. Don’t skip breakfast.
      8. Introduce citrus fruits into the diet, they help to increase metabolism.
      9. Eat foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids.

        Conclusion

        Thus, the metabolism must be kept in order. Too fast metabolism threatens to deplete the body. Slow – obesity, excess weight and muscle reduction.

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        90,000 5 signs that will indicate whether your metabolism is normal?

        Metabolism is a series of chemical processes that convert calories from food consumed into energy for the life of the body. If you are one of those lucky ones who can eat absolutely everything and in any quantities, but at the same time not gain a single gram of excess weight, then you have probably heard from others that you just have a fast metabolism. To figure out whether this is really so, you need to study the hidden signs of metabolism, listening to your body.

        Our body is an amazingly complex “machine”. And even in those moments when outwardly you are in complete inactivity, many processes of varying complexity take place in your body. It is important to understand that in doing so, they also influence each other. For example, what we eat affects our brains and mood, while physical activity affects blood circulation and emotional regulation. So how do you know if your metabolism is faster than others? For a number of the following features:

        1. You are never cold

        Has it ever happened that you feel unbearably hot even when everyone around you is feeling good? There are several scientific explanations for this phenomenon, one of them is just associated with a faster metabolism than other people.The digestion process requires a lot of energy, and like any other intense exercise, it raises the body temperature. Therefore, people with a faster metabolism will feel a little fever, even if they have not eaten too heavy or fatty foods.

        1. You visit the toilet more often than others

        Another sign of a fast metabolism if your gut requires you to go to the bathroom more often than anyone you know. Frequent bowel movements can be a sign that your body is very efficient at breaking down the food you have eaten due to its fast metabolism.However, if at the same time you also suffer from increased gas production, discomfort and abdominal pain, then the reason for frequent visits to the toilet may be, for example, irritable bowel syndrome. In this case, you should definitely seek the help of a doctor.

        1. You always have a lot of energy

        In simple words, metabolism is a process during which the body breaks down the food you eat into “building material” and “fuel”, which supplies energy to all important processes in the human body.That is, the more efficiently your metabolism works, the higher your energy level. Thus, if you are a very energetic or even hyperactive person, then this may also indicate a high metabolic rate.

        1. You get angry very easily

        In some cases, what we think of as a fast metabolism is actually a sign of a different physiological condition. Hyperthyroidism is one of the prime examples of this, a common disease that occurs most often in women, but is also diagnosed in men.

        In this case, the thyroid gland produces too much of the important hormone thyroxine, which causes all of the above symptoms: excessive energy, fever, and too frequent trips to the toilet. This diagnosis also has a number of negative consequences, among them: increased blood pressure and stress levels. People with hyperthyroidism are more nervous and find it more difficult to cope with negative moments and unexpected events. If you are familiar with these symptoms, then consult your doctor to make sure that you do not have this disease, and if so, then get qualified treatment.

        1. You don’t need coffee in the middle of the day

        At around noon, most of us experience a drop in energy levels and cannot continue to function normally without a coffee break or a short walk in the fresh air, which is directly related to hormonal changes that occur during these hours, as well as fluctuations in blood sugar after lunch. But people with faster metabolism usually manage to avoid this sharp drop in energy in the middle of the day and maintain a stable level of concentration all day long.

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        90,000 5 life hacks to improve metabolism – Rossiyskaya Gazeta

        The human body is a complex machine. Like all cars, the body needs fuel – everyone knows that without gas, a car will not go anywhere, and bad fuel will start to junk, if not stop at all. It is due to it that energy is generated, thanks to which the motor comes to life. All living organisms, including humans, work approximately the same way.”Gasoline”, that is, the food we eat, is included in the chain of chemical transformations. As a result, energy and compounds necessary for life are formed, and by-products are removed outside. Proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, water … All of them enter the body with food and enter into metabolism, or metabolism (literally translated as “transformation”). But what will happen to the person if this process goes wrong and fails? Can metabolic disorders be prevented and how to do it? And most importantly, why is it so important for everyone to know about metabolism? Let’s figure it out in order.

        “Metabolism is a metabolism, a broad concept that characterizes all processes occurring in the human body. Metabolic disorders are most often talked about when it comes to the violation of fats and carbohydrates,” Professor, Doctor of Medicine Antonina Starodubova told “RG” , Deputy Director of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Federal Research Center of Nutrition and Biotechnology”.

        Today, most people associate metabolism with how quickly they burn calories and lose weight. This approach is too simplistic.Metabolism is the use of energy for life itself.

        There are three main ways the body spends energy from food: rest, movement and food intake.

        Surprised that the body can burn energy while resting? Even the fact that you just live requires serious costs: energy (60-70 percent of daily consumption) is spent on regulating body temperature, cell formation, heartbeat, blood circulation, breathing, etc. By the way, the brain also needs energy (that’s why strict diets and restrictions often cause a decrease in concentration).

        With regard to food intake, the energy that the body uses to digest food is 5-10 percent of the total daily intake. It has been proven that if you eat often, little and healthy food, then the metabolic rate and calorie burning will increase. The formula is simple.

        Physical activity accounts for up to 30 percent of total daily energy expenditure. It is important to understand that movement cannot be “stockpiled”.

        Nevertheless, there are situations when the body begins to “save” the calories entering it.Many are familiar with the state when there is no strength even for the most ordinary daily activities or when you find yourself in a supply of new kilograms. So the balance is broken somewhere.

        “Sooner or later, any disturbances in the body lead to complaints: weakness, fatigue, pain. The cause of these symptoms in the early stages can be identified by the results of a biochemical blood test. As a rule, the level of” bad “lipids, glucose, and some others But in order to identify these changes, it is necessary to undergo medical examination in a timely manner, and if complaints appear, immediately consult a doctor, “explained Antonina Starodubova.

        To feel good, active and attractive, it is important to know about the prevention of metabolic disorders.

        “The main secret of prevention is a healthy lifestyle. Movement is life, which means that every day a person must walk 10,000 steps or actively move for 40 minutes. And be sure to be attentive to what he eats. Eating should be regular, no less three times a day, preferably at the same time.In each meal, the diet must include two food groups: cereals – cereals, wholemeal bread, as well as vegetables, fruits, at least 400 g per day.Nuts, legumes, fish are also useful … But salt and sugar should not be abused. They are often the reason for the imbalance of metabolism, “- explained the professor.

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        Recently “RG” talked about the regional program, which has begun to operate in the Penza region, aimed at changing the stereotypes of nutrition. As part of the initiative, food outlets in the region not only placed banners about healthy food, but also found an opportunity to provide visitors with greens and vegetables for free.Officials from medicine came to such actions not from a good life. According to the Rospotrebnadzor report “On the state of sanitary and epidemiological well-being of the population in Russia,” the Penza region was included in the number of regions where most people are obese. According to statistics, the incidence of obesity in the region amounted to 678 per hundred thousand of the population and has almost doubled over the past three years. In other regions, the figures are also pessimistic.

        Every month, there is new research from scientists around the world about which foods and drinks affect the metabolic function.Among the latest discoveries, tea contributes to weight loss, as it changes the intestinal microflora. As it turns out, regular consumption of tea has led to a reduction in the bacteria that cause obesity. There is a lot of scientific work devoted to the effect of spices on improving metabolism: for example, chili, ginger and garlic help to spend additional calories in converting heat processes. Cinnamon, cardamom, and many others are also known for their ability to “awaken” the body. But it is important not to forget about the sense of proportion when adding seasonings and remember that many of them whet the appetite.

        5 life hacks to improve metabolism

        1

        Regular meals – at least 3 times a day at the same time . And in any case, do not overeat at night – metabolic processes slow down at night. And also do not overuse diets , sugar and salt. Speaking of the latter – WHO recommends to consume no more than 5 grams of salt per day . As for sugar, according to the conclusion of nutritionists, it is possible to significantly facilitate the withdrawal process by including in the diet, for example, high-quality dark chocolate, carrot sticks, and nuts.A handful of almonds a day is enough.

        2

        Forcing ourselves to move. Nothing prevents you from becoming active right now . Move while brushing your teeth, while waiting for the kettle to boil, while waiting for the elevator (or better, go up the stairs), remember the morning exercises and evening walk … Remember the importance of working on all muscle groups.

        3

        We say “no” bad habits . This applies not only to alcohol and nicotine, but much more.Watching TV shows or hanging on social media are also bad habits.

        4

        Let’s get enough sleep. People who sleep an average of about six hours a night are more likely to suffer from metabolic problems and are three centimeters wider at the waist than those who sleep more. Scientists from the University of Leeds came to this conclusion after studying the lifestyle of more than 1.6 thousand people. The optimal amount of sleep is individual for everyone, but for most people it is seven to nine hours .

        5

        For the thousandth time – do not forget to drink enough water. She is the most important participant in all chemical reactions (our body is 70 percent water).

        It is human desire to stay always healthy. And the only thing that has been proven over the centuries is that the more correct you eat, the more you move, the more active and correct lifestyle you lead, the healthier you stay. Each of us has a huge stock of hidden reserves and opportunities.It is our responsibility to discover them in ourselves and learn to use them.

        How to reduce metabolism in the body. Fast metabolism. Genital area

        Usually everyone asks how to speed up metabolism in order to lose weight and improve health. But there are people who have it too quickly. In addition to a lean body type, irrepressible performance, energy and high physical activity, they are distinguished by a rapid pulse, short sleep, emotional instability, stools several times a day, and even tremors of the limbs.So this coin has two sides. This raises the question of how to slow it down in order to reduce the negative consequences of this process.

        1. Find out the reason

        The first thing to do to slow down your metabolism and gain weight is to find out the reason for this feature of your body. If you do not eliminate the provoking factor, whatever you do, everything will return to normal: you will absorb a huge amount of food, but increased physical activity will still burn more calories than you received.

        Causes of constantly accelerated metabolism:

        • heredity;
        • severe traumatic brain injury with damage to the hypothalamus;
        • endocrine diseases: thyroid cancer, thyrotoxicosis, pheochromocytoma and other hormone-producing tumors, hypercortisolism, hyper- and hypothyroidism, thyrotoxic adenoma, subacute and autoimmune thyroiditis, endemic or nodular goiter;
        • Certain genetic diseases;
        • excessive muscle mass.

        Causes of temporarily accelerated metabolism:

        • taking certain medications;
        • severe infections, trauma, inflammation;
        • abuse of smoking, alcohol, drugs;
        • severe stress;
        • living in conditions of low ambient temperature;
        • Constant sleep deprivation;
        • Regular grueling training or excessive physical labor.

        The second group of factors is less of a threat, as it basically does not require any intervention.We finished taking medications with such a side effect – and everything returned to normal. We drank a course of antidepressants after a strong emotional shock – and again began to gain weight within normal limits.

        Everything is much more serious with the first group of reasons: without the help of specialists (and above all – an endocrinologist) this problem cannot be solved. Therefore, first of all, you should go for a consultation with him, undergo an examination and adhere to all the recommendations that he will give.

        2.Change mode of day

        The second step you need to take in order to somehow slow down your metabolism is to completely revise your daily routine. The timing of meals and the amount of sleep most directly affect its speed.

        Three meals a day

        Count how many times a day you eat. Usually, people with this problem, trying to gain weight, eat almost constantly. First, they have a good appetite. Secondly, the body requires at least some calories, which are burned almost instantly.The result is 5-6 meals a day with plenty of snacks and large portion sizes.

        All this by no means slows down the metabolism and does not help to gain mass. Try doing it differently – eat less and less. Even if you have no appetite (it is much less common in such people), you still have to switch to three meals a day.

        Normalize your diet (only gradually): leave 3 main meals – breakfast (at about 07.00 in the morning), lunch (at about 13.00) and dinner (approximately at 19.00). Lunch and afternoon tea are also better to remove, but if you are unbearable, then it is allowed to have a snack with healthy foods (nutritious nuts, for example). Your task: for each meal, you should experience a normal (and not very strong) feeling of hunger, which must be completely satisfied by the end of the meal.

        Fats

        Do not be afraid to include as much fat as possible in your diet, as this is an inexhaustible source of calories. However, try to eat healthy fats found in meat, fish and oils.But mayonnaise, margarine and trans fats in fast food are not the best option. Nutritionists advise adding 30-50 ml of vegetable oil (corn, olive, linseed) to any dish: breakfast porridge, salad for lunch, side dish for dinner. And give preference to unrefined products.

        Proteins

        But protein food in the diet should be limited: eggs, chicken fillet, lean fish, seafood, milk. They are low in calories (and you need as many of them as possible), and the body spends a lot of energy on their digestion (and you need to save them).The long-term feeling of satiety that protein gives you will keep you from feeling hungry, which means that cortisol will not be produced and your metabolism will not slow down. But you shouldn’t give up these products at all – just limit their quantity. 1 egg and 1 cup of fermented baked milk per day will be enough.

        Carbohydrates

        You need to make friends with the fast ones, who are usually criticized by nutritionists. They are contraindicated for people who dream of losing weight. But for those who need to slow down their metabolism, they are recommended for use.These include the very refined sugar and all kinds of baked goods, baked goods (made from premium flour, of course). The secret is that their structure includes only a couple of monosaccharide molecules (which is why they are called simple). It costs the body nothing to assimilate them in literally half an hour (and that is the maximum). Moreover, he manages to instantly process them into fat. You need to consume fast carbohydrates in the evening: overnight they will burn and be deposited in the fat layer.

        Fiber

        Fiber, like proteins, is also better not to get carried away.It is a vegetable fiber, which is abundant in raw vegetables, fruits, wholemeal flour, and durum wheat. These are the foods that form the basis of diets for those who dream of losing weight. Your task is completely different. Fiber is digested too slowly, provides a feeling of fullness for a long time and accelerates metabolism as much as possible. You should not completely abandon it (after all, there are many vitamins in fruits and vegetables, without which there is nowhere), but the amount of foods consumed rich in it should be limited.

        Product List

        As a cheat sheet – foods that slow down the metabolism:

        • white bread;
        • fatty meat: pork, lamb, bacon, duck, goose;
        • fatty fish: catfish, cod, trout, mackerel, pink salmon, salmon, flounder;
        • candy
        • lemonade;
        • pasta;
        • dairy products with a high percentage of fat content;
        • olive, sunflower, corn oils;
        • Nuts: pine nuts, walnuts, cashews;
        • sweet pastries;
        • butter;
        • chocolate.

        But coffee, citrus fruits and spices (especially ginger) will have to be abandoned.

        Always keep this list in front of your eyes in order to properly compose a diet. This is one of the surest ways to slow down metabolism and normalize weight. The main thing is to stop in time. As soon as you feel that the body weight matches your parameters (age, height), the menu needs to be revised again and made as balanced as possible, close to the principles of proper nutrition.

        4. Go in for sports

        Slowdown of metabolism is usually associated with increased physical activity, performance and physical activity. Therefore, many people solve this problem by limiting themselves in these areas. However, experts believe this approach is not entirely correct.

        You can improve a figure that is too thin by gaining good muscle mass. But for this you have to do strength training, but give up cardio loads. What needs to be included in the complex:

        • exercises with dumbbells;
        • pull-ups on the horizontal bar;
        • regular walking (leisurely half-hour walks in the evenings are suitable).

        5. Take a course of special drugs

        Well, the last way is to find and drink drugs to slow down the metabolism. The technique is very effective and effective, but not supported by all specialists due to several points hazardous to health.

        Firstly, many people, by all means wanting to get better, begin to swallow all sorts of pills on their own, the lists of which are publicly available on the Web. The result is a completely disturbed metabolism, intoxication, a lot of side effects and two extremes – excessive thinness or rapid weight gain.

        Secondly, any medication is primarily chemistry and synthetics, which are unsafe to use.

        Therefore, an urgent recommendation: it is necessary to use any tablets to slow down the metabolism strictly with the permission of the doctor and under his constant supervision. Self-medication in this matter is categorically excluded, since it can lead to a deterioration in the condition and completely opposite results.

        Drugs that slow down metabolism include:

        • tabletted yeast;
        • 90,013 protein;

        • Apilak – a preparation for weight gain;
        • hormonal tablets;
        • iron preparations.

        But the most effective are antimetabolites, which include:

        • Azathioprine;
        • Azacitidine;
        • Gemcitabine;
        • Decitabine;
        • Capecitabine;
        • Carmofour;
        • Cladribine;
        • Clofarabine;
        • Mercaptopurine;
        • Methotrexate;
        • Nelarabin;
        • Pentostatin;
        • Tegafur;
        • Thioguanine;
        • Floxuridine;
        • Fludarabine;
        • Fopurin;
        • Fluorouracil;
        • Cytarabin.

        Individual characteristics of the organism (heredity and health status), daily routine, food composition, physical activity, foods and tablets that slow down metabolism – all this must be taken into account and applied in a comprehensive manner if you want to influence the metabolic rate. If you focus on just one of these aspects of solving a problem, it is unlikely that you will be able to fix it. The chemical processes occurring in the body are too complex, so you need to enlist the support of an endocrinologist and move towards your goal gradually, in small steps.

        Today there are people with problems of fast metabolism. This kind of violation is just as serious as slowing down the process. They often have a lack of weight, which can be increased by training, but they are tormented by the question of how to slow down their metabolism. Both traditional medicine and the official one offer several options for slowing down the metabolism.

        In order to gain weight, you can use the use of various drugs, or you can adjust the diet and follow the recommendations.

        First of all, you should change your sleep pattern and reduce the number of hours to six, lack of sleep will increase the level of the hormone cortisol, which, in turn, has the ability to affect the metabolic rate.

        It is important to have breakfast after sleep one hour after waking up. This increases the level of stress hormones in the body, which slows down the metabolism and promotes the accumulation of nutrients.

        The amount of physical activity and physical activity in general should be reduced, but not completely eliminated.You should only exclude physical exercise that promotes weight loss.

        Products

        The next item is foods that slow down metabolism. To achieve the goal, you need to increase the calorie content of the diet. You should eat sweets, pastries, pasta, mayonnaise and butter. Dairy products should be minimized in the diet, they speed up the metabolism. But you do not need to completely exclude these foods, otherwise the body will be left without a constant supplier of calcium.It is also necessary to work on limiting protein foods in the diet, giving up spices, citrus fruits and whole grains, all of which help accelerate metabolism.

        Also, it is important to change the number of sitting at the table, you need to eat less often, but increase the portions. Then the body will use up the calories more economically. Coffee lovers will have to be left without their favorite drink, it only speeds up the metabolism.

        It is equally important to study the properties of alcohol. Its use contributes to weight gain, the metabolism slows down significantly under its influence.It has a positive effect on slowing down the metabolism, but you should not resort to such radical methods. Its use leads to alcoholism and the development of other chronic diseases, no weight gain is worth it. It is better to additionally use other products that slow down the metabolism. These are tomatoes and various variations of its derivatives, potatoes, melon, eggplant, nuts, apricots, broths, pork and chicken.

        Preparations

        If you do not want to change your lifestyle, for example, it is difficult for you to lose sleep or it is completely impossible for you to give up coffee, or maybe you are a vegetarian, then drugs that slow down metabolism can be used to achieve your goals.

        In most cases, these drugs are antimetabolites. These substances are very close in chemical structure to substances involved in metabolism, to metabolites. Due to this similarity, antimetabolites are able to act in the body instead of these substances, and due to the distinctive structure of one of the molecules, these substances are able to inhibit this process.

        The most important group of antimetabolites are structural analogs of vitamins, hormones, mediators and substances that are substrates for various enzymes.

        Drugs that slow down metabolism
        , when included in metabolic processes, they mislead the cell, which in turn also includes a metabolite that is not natural for itself in life processes. As a result, the immune properties change, the cell stops multiplying and the metabolism slows down. The use of antimetabolites is based on such a deceitful action. These drugs include PASK, sulfa drugs, fluorouracil. Also, yeast in tablets or in liquid form, as well as protein, can be used to slow down the metabolism.

        A popular and effective remedy is Apilak, the drug is available in tablets and effectively helps to gain weight. Taking hormonal pills can help, but not always, the effect depends on your hormonal background. Any medication should be discussed with your doctor.

        Doctors say that a slow metabolism can lead to the manifestation of health problems. Among such pathologies, the appearance of diabetes or obesity is noted. A fast metabolism not only contributes to the ability to lose weight quickly, but also has a positive effect on overall health.

        Exchange processes can be not only accelerated, but also slowed down. To do this, you need to know how to do it correctly, and what foods to use.

        Metabolism – biochemical processes that occur in the body. With the help of them, food is processed into energy, which the body will need for life. Metabolism can be carried out according to two types of reactions:

        1. Catabolism
          . Molecules are destroyed and energy is released.
        2. Anabolism
          .Large molecules are created from small ones.

        Nutrition is the basis of metabolic processes. When food enters the body, it breaks down and releases energy. It goes to the synthesis of protein, acids and other elements.

        For the process to work well, it is important not only to eat every day. It must be balanced and contain a sufficient amount of calcium, phosphorus, nitrogen, sodium, potassium and other elements.

        The work of all organs depends on how quickly the body can process the incoming food into energy.With an active metabolism, immunity can improve, life expectancy can increase and the body as a whole can be healed. A fast metabolism will also help you lose weight.

        Why does the body’s metabolism slow down? This can be influenced by food products, the presence of chemical and biological elements in them, as well as other factors, which will be described below.

        In case of insufficient activity of the process, the body will feel a lack of energy to ensure its activity.All processes will be slower. The reasons may vary. Also, a person may experience negative symptoms.

        Gradually, with food intake, body weight will also increase. The metabolism also decreases with the wrong lifestyle. In some cases, it is reduced artificially.

        Tablets can be used to slow down the process. When the metabolic process is accelerated, then in order to slow down the metabolism, you need to change your way of life and nutrition. In this case, it takes a little time to gain weight.

        Usually, you can slow down your metabolism and gain weight in 1-2 months with increased nutrition. But in order to slow down the metabolism and gain weight, one must have the prerequisites for this and the indications. It is important to consult a doctor before starting such a process. He may attribute the use of a specific element (exercise, food) to help speed up the process.

        Factors

        How to slow down the metabolism? There are certain factors that can make your metabolism slow down or speed up.These are:

        • Age
          . At an older age, metabolism is slower.
        • Muscle mass
          . With a large muscle mass, metabolism accelerates.
        • Body Dimensions
          . Fat will be burned faster with larger body sizes.
        • Temperature
          . In cold weather, metabolism accelerates.
        • Human activity
          . Under stress on the body, exchanges in it occur faster.
        • Hormones
          .Disorders at this level decrease metabolism.

        When a person from a young age constantly gains weight and gains weight, then he has a slow metabolism from birth. But at the same time, a person cannot have an innate fast metabolism. By increasing it, you can get rid of extra pounds.

        Symptoms and signs of slow metabolism

        The organ that is responsible for the speed of metabolic processes is the brain. This organ, during its activity, can spend a large amount of energy.Signs of a slowdown in metabolism are the same for different sexes. In women, for example, with such a pathology, menstrual irregularities can occur, and in men, disorders in the reproductive system can manifest.

        The general symptomatology is as follows:

        • Even with activity it is not possible to get rid of excess weight.
        • Abdominal pain.
        • Decrease in temperature.
        • Fatigue.
        • Allergy.
        • Chills.
        • Laziness.
        • Colds.
        • Disorders in the digestive tract.
        • Depression.
        • Sleep disturbance.
        • Irritability.
        • Dizziness.
        • Deterioration of the condition of bones and hair.
        • Impotence.
        • Decreased libido.

        Occasionally, a slowdown in metabolism can be identified by persistent dry mouth. At the same time, food does not affect this state in any way. This symptomatology is similar to diabetic.

        Slouching can also be a sign of impaired and slow metabolism.This is a rare symptom. It manifests itself more in men.

        If a person has discovered one or more of the above symptoms, then this indicates that his metabolism is impaired. But don’t be upset. Today there are drugs that slow down the metabolism and speed it up. You can adjust the process even at home.

        When a person begins to notice signs in himself that indicate a slowdown in metabolic processes, then he urgently needs to contact a specialist for diagnosis and treatment.If this is not done, then such a disease can cause complications and the development of other diseases.

        • Do not drink coffee.
        • It is not necessary to have breakfast immediately after waking up.
        • Reduce sleep time.
        • Change power mode.
        • Do not consume large quantities of dairy products.
        • Do not exert stress on the body.

        If you follow these rules, then you can gain weight in a short time and slow down your metabolism.

        How to slow down your metabolism?

        What foods are there that slow down the metabolism? Many people ask themselves this question. Certain types of foods can both speed up the exchange process and slow it down.

        With thinness, it is worth revising the diet and introducing certain food into it. You need to eat more calories and consume less fiber. These are sugar, tomatoes, pork, nuts, butter, honey and others. You shouldn’t eat spices, milk and citrus fruits.

        Medicines

        What slows down metabolism besides food? If you cannot gain weight when eating high-calorie foods, then the problem is solved with the use of certain medications.These are antimetabolites that can slow down metabolic processes.

        To reduce metabolism, protein tablets and yeast should be used. Among these drugs, Apilak can be noted. It also builds muscles. But before using drugs to reduce metabolism, it is imperative to consult a doctor.

        Hard diets

        Scientists have proven that the amount of calories consumed can not always regulate metabolic processes.Some people are on strict diets and do not get the desired result, while the body does not receive the substances it needs in sufficient quantities, which harms it.

        When food enters the body, it receives not only calories, but also other substances that are needed to ensure the functioning of systems. If you limit the amount of food, then this will affect the decrease in the consumption of other substances.

        The body will burn little fat, as it will assess the situation as hunger.At the same time, he will begin to save himself and slow down the exchange process.

        The body does not care for whatever reason it does not receive the necessary substances in sufficient quantities. At the same time, a protective reaction turns on in him and he begins to accumulate fats and save on all processes, which can negatively affect health.

        Additional ways to slow down metabolism

        • Training
          . To slow down your metabolism, you need to forget about sports.
        • Protein
          . To assimilate such elements, the body has to spend a lot of calories. You should forget about foods with protein content. You need to consume more carbohydrates.
        • Sleep
          . You don’t need to sleep long to slow down your metabolic rate. Constant sleep deprivation can reduce the number of calories the body consumes. You need to sleep less than 6-7 hours a day.
        • Diets
          . Eat low-calorie foods. So the body will slow down metabolic processes in order to keep fat “in reserve”.
        • Water
          . With a small amount of fluid in the body, the metabolic rate decreases. With a shortage of water, it will be primarily aimed at organizing the work of the kidneys and brain.
        • Fiber
          . Eat fewer foods that contain fiber.
        • Breakfast. With a morning meal, the body replenishes the energy spent during the night. It also awakens metabolic processes. If the goal is different, then you need to have breakfast 1-2 hours after waking up.
        • Unloading
          . In this way, the metabolic rate can also be reduced.
        • Alcohol
          . When alcohol is consumed, metabolic processes slow down.
        • Irregular meals
          . With prolonged absence of food in the body, the efficiency of all processes decreases. If a person constantly skips food, then a slowdown in metabolism is guaranteed to him.

        It is also worth remembering that “harmful” and “heavy” foods can significantly reduce metabolism.Therefore, to gain body weight, it is recommended to constantly consume fats, proteins, fried, salted and smoked.

        But here you need to remember that such food can adversely affect the functioning of the body in the presence of gastrointestinal diseases. Before starting to reduce metabolism in any of the above ways, it is recommended to consult a doctor.

        Hello everyone! Ivan Ustinov is in touch and I am glad to see you again on the pages of my blog. Today we are going to analyze a very interesting topic, so do not disperse quickly… Increased body weight in people in the modern world is not uncommon.

        Many obese people understand that it is all about a slow metabolism and are often jealous of thin people. Today we will understand the question: is a fast metabolism good or is it really bad?

        Most often people who are not inclined to be overweight do not experience any problems in this regard. However, it sometimes happens that, no matter how much a person eats, his body weight not only does not increase, but, on the contrary, continues to decrease rapidly.

        So soon a thin body becomes more a flaw than a sign of slenderness, and repels the opposite sex with protruding bones. At what point is it worth considering whether your metabolism is too fast and does it threaten anorexia?

        It is worth immediately placing all the dots above the “and”. A fast metabolism, like a slow one, is in any case bad, because a slow one threatens obesity, and an accelerated one – painful thinness. But depending on situations, someone wants to lose weight, and someone else has it on the contrary

        Good – this is when the metabolism is normal.The normal level of metabolism for each person is different. How to determine your baseline, we will talk a little below, and now we will list the symptoms by which you can determine if the metabolic rate in your body is too high.

        The main signs of a fast metabolism are too much thinness with normal or even increased nutrition, feeling hungry soon after a heavy meal, inability to increase muscle mass, despite playing sports.

        Factors of rapid weight loss

        Why is it so important to react in time to the painful thinness of your body and not start the process? Outwardly noticeable excessive weight loss is not so bad.The processes occurring in this case in the body are much more dangerous. They become a source of disease, because improper metabolism does not allow the body to absorb vitamins and minerals obtained from food. From this you will surely feel a lack of vitality and you will often feel sleepy.

        In addition, simultaneously with the lack of vital substances, the body begins to vigorously produce adrenaline. So the opinion that fat people are cheerful and kind is by no means a myth.An excess of adrenaline makes skinny people overly irritable, which becomes a problem not only for them, but also for those around them.

        Causes of fast metabolism:

        • genetic predisposition;
        • diseases of the thyroid gland;
        • smoking abuse;
        • Frequent depression, lack of sleep.

        Consequences of excessive thinness

        Not so long ago, thinness was in vogue, and many women sought to lose weight using various diets and not thinking about what consequences a sharp weight loss could threaten their body.

        Too fast metabolism becomes a threat to life in general, because because of it, many diseases develop in the human body. A sharply losing weight person experiences constant weakness, is not able to perform elementary physical exercises, and in advanced cases, even eating becomes hard work for him.

        The emaciated body turns away the views of others from itself. The skin of a person who is dramatically losing weight becomes an unnatural gray color, because the lack of vitamins and other substances affects its condition.Appetite gradually completely disappears, as a result of which diseases of the digestive system develop.

        Gradually thinness begins to be accompanied by edema, they are especially noticeable on the face and lower extremities. Simultaneously with depletion in the body, deprived of the necessary trace elements for it, the most serious diseases develop, up to malignant tumors.

        How to calculate the metabolic rate in your body?

        CALCULATE BY FORMULA.
        First, we need to understand what we are going to count. The metabolic rate is determined in kilocalories, which are necessary for the body to ensure its vital functions IN REST. Yes, exactly at rest. This is also called basal metabolism.

        That is, in fact, we will calculate the number of calories that will definitely need to be consumed per day for the normal functioning of our body. That is to say – our required minimum. And this number will depend on our metabolic rate.

        The formula for calculating the metabolic rate is called BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)
        . This formula takes into account your height and your weight and even your age. Metabolism speeds up with increasing body weight and your height, but slows down with age. It looks like this:

        BMR (for women) = 655 + (9.6 x weight) + (1.8 x height) – (4.7 x age)

        BMR (for men) = 66 + (13.8 x weight in kg) + (5 x height in cm) – (6.8 x age)

        You may ask – “why are there different formulas for men and women?”
        . The difference lies in the fact that, as a rule, men have a large number of muscles and because of this, their metabolism is higher. And in general, in men, a fast metabolism is more likely a norm than a deviation, because in the body of males, metabolism is 10-15% faster.

        At the same time, the metabolism in women slows down not as much with age as in men.All these nuances of differences are taken into account in the formulas.

        But that’s not all. The resulting number of calories must be multiplied by the coefficient of your level of physical activity. The coefficients are as follows:

        1. If you are sedentary, then you can multiply the number of calories by 1.2
        2. If you do sports, but in a light form and no more than 1-3 times a week, multiply by 1.375
        3. If Do sports 3-5 times a week, but do not exceed the normal level of activity, multiply by 1.55
        4. If you train with increased physical activity, multiply by 1.725
        5. If you have to do hard physical work or are passionate about very intense training , multiply by 1.9

        And now what to do with this figure? What is it for you? Let me remind you once again that this figure shows the minimum number of calories you need per day for the body to feel normal.Accordingly, everything in excess of this figure will theoretically already accumulate in the form of fat in problem areas (on the bottom, stomach, etc.)

        Therefore, you need to compare this figure with the number of calories that you are currently consuming. If you have 1700 kcal, but in fact you consume 2000 kcal, then your excess is 300 kcal.

        If you want to lose weight, subtract 300-500 kcal from the resulting figure. and adjust your diet to meet this figure. I think it’s clear.

        But do not get hung up on the formula and treat it too anxiously, since all these calculations are still approximate.Even when you calculate the calorie content of food according to tables – remember that this is also very “by eye”. Sometimes the calorie content of food is called nothing more than a “joke”. It is simply an indicator of how much heat a particular food generates when completely burned.

        That is, they took a snickers bar, burned it in some special container for experiments, recorded the amount of heat that it released and wrote this figure on the package. This is how it is done. But how this bar will be assimilated in your body, whether it will be fully assimilated or partially deposited on the butt, abdomen – no research can say for sure.

        And therefore the number of calories is only a very approximate indicator, which it is desirable to be equal to, but no more. This figure has the right to be violated both upward and downward.

        It is interesting that 7000 kcal. above the norm of your indicator according to the formula – they are able to add about + 1 kg of excess weight to a person …

        Always focus on food quality, not calorie calculations.

        By the way, about calories – I recently found a cool thing that you can put on your hand and it will count the calories burned and your heart rate.You can read it HERE.

        Other sports electronics that will help you count similar things (heart rate, calories, steps) you can choose from the link below:

        PULSE METERS, STEP METERS, CARDIO ELECTRONICS (Aliexpress.com)

        ELECTRONIC banggood.com)

        DOING A LITTLE EXPERIMENT.

        Now I suggest you give an experiment to determine your metabolic rate – fast or slow.We don’t need any formulas here. We will simply “hamster” the oatmeal in plain water, not milk. Yes, this is very disgusting, I know, but for the purity of the experiment, you can tolerate it once. Milk will complicate digestion and the meaning of the experiment will be lost.

        So. We just need to choose some morning on which we can do this experiment. If it is Saturday, then the oatmeal will need to be boiled on Friday evening. Do not cook fresh, so that it is hot, namely yesterday’s, so that later you can warm it up to room temperature.

        • This morning you cannot rush anywhere, experience stress – there must be peace and quiet.
        • Do not take a shower, just wash, brush your teeth, and what else do you do there in the morning)
        • Dress so that you are not hot, you need to be a little cool.
        • Ventilate the room.

        Now take 300 grams of oatmeal and eat it quickly and without drinking anything. We are waiting for 2-3 minutes and we get the result of the experiment:

        1. You feel hot and you even sweat a little on your body – you have a fast metabolism, congratulations.
        2. You feel a slight warmth in your body – you have a normal metabolism, no extremes.
        3. “What did you eat, what did you listen to the radio,” that is, no sensations – you have a slow metabolism.

        Rules for Safely Slowing Metabolism

        There are some simple rules on how to slow down the metabolism with a fast metabolism.

        • Limit the number of hours you sleep.
        • Set aside breakfast for an hour after waking up.
        • Drink significantly more coffee than usual.

        Despite the fact that coffee accelerates the metabolism – drinking it in large quantities leads to the opposite effect. An excess of this drink can deplete our nervous system to such a level that sleep disturbances will be felt. And this is directly related to a slowdown in metabolism.

        In addition, remember that coffee activates metabolic processes only temporarily (for about 30 minutes), and the appetite is good for you (we get extra calories).And as a result, the slowdown in metabolism from excess coffee is more noticeable than its acceleration. People who have experienced this effect on themselves speak directly about it.

        If you decide to take this step in order to slow down your metabolism – do not abuse coffee for a long time, otherwise addiction may develop.

        • Eat not in small portions and often, but, on the contrary, at least three times a day, and eat normally.
        • Drink more milk.
        • Limit yourself to foods high in protein, and also give up citrus fruits, spices, green tea.
        • If you can’t imagine your life without sports, just reduce the load.

        This is probably the end of it. Now you yourself can answer the question if someone asks you: “is it good or bad when you have a fast metabolism?”. You also learned to calculate the level of your metabolism and understand the very principle of all this “movement”.

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        Rapid metabolism can be a serious problem. Because of her, a person turns out to be unable to bring his weight back to normal, and this causes psychological trauma: excessive thinness does not paint a person too much. The body, on the other hand, does not receive a sufficient amount of useful trace elements and vitamins, which significantly weakens the immune system.The main thing is to find the source of the accelerated metabolism. The doctor will help to understand this, he will also prescribe the correct treatment.


        General concept

        Metabolism is the biochemical process by which food is converted into energy. There are two types of metabolic reactions:

        • Catabolism – breaks down molecules and releases energy.
        • Anabolism – creates large molecules from small ones.

        The basis of these processes is nutrition.The body receives energy after breaking down food. It is spent on the synthesis of acids, protein and other elements.

        It is not just the daily meal that is essential for the process to work well. It must be balanced, its composition must be rich in calcium, phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium, iron and other elements.

        Accelerated metabolism interferes with gaining and maintaining normal weight, assimilating all the necessary components and vitamins. This provokes a lack of enzymes and inhibits vital processes in the body.A person with a similar problem feels weak, has a weak immune system and low resistance to seasonal diseases.

        Causes of rapid metabolism

        An increased metabolism, equally with a slow one, harms the human body. If a rapid metabolism is detected, measures should be taken to help normalize it.

        When a person fails to gain and maintain the required amount of subcutaneous fat, he becomes painfully thin.Such a condition brings not only an unpleasant appearance, but also causes the appearance of various diseases. Overly thin people have severe nervousness and irritability – this is caused by an active release of adrenaline into the bloodstream.

        Typically, this metabolism is caused by the following factors:

        • heredity;
        • Malfunction of the thyroid gland;
        • prolonged stress;
        • Nicotine abuse.

        Signs of a fast metabolism

        The main thing is to understand that one or two signs do not yet indicate the presence of a rapid metabolism.But if many of them are present at the same time, this is a reason to think about the fact that metabolism is actually increased.

        It is worth paying attention to:

        • high heart rate;
        • short sleep time;
        • increased appetite;
        • Lean physique;
        • high physical activity and energy;
        • chair at least two to three times a day;
        • trembling of the upper limbs.

        With absolute accuracy, the metabolic rate can only be determined with the help of special studies, such as:

        • determination of the amount of heat emitted by a person per unit of time;
        • the volume of oxygen consumed.

        Ways to slow down metabolism

        People with an accelerated metabolism have a marked underweight and may need to slow down their metabolism. Official medicine offers the following methods:

        • First you need to change the night sleep mode and reduce it to 6 hours. Lack of sleep will lead to increased levels of the hormone cortisol (which can affect metabolic rate).
        • It is worth setting aside breakfast time for an hour after waking up.This will promote the production of the stress hormone, which slows down metabolism and allows the accumulation of nutrients.
        • Physical activity and activity should not be completely removed, but they should be significantly reduced. You just need to eliminate those exercises that affect weight loss.

        For weight gain, sometimes various medications are used or the diet is adjusted, following the recommendations of a nutritionist.

        Aging is a natural way to slow down metabolism, it directly affects metabolism.With age, it slows down on its own.

        Food

        To achieve this goal, it is necessary to significantly increase the calorie content of food. Eat more baked goods, sweets, pasta, and butter.

        It is impossible to completely abandon dairy products, despite the fact that they accelerate metabolism, since then the body will be left without a calcium supplier. It is also better to add more protein foods to the diet, give up spices, citrus fruits and whole grains – they all accelerate the metabolism.

        You should not eat very often, but the portions should be large. In this case, the body goes into the economy mode (it consumes less calories).

        Those who love coffee will be forced to stay without it, because it helps to speed up the metabolism.

        Alcohol also has unique properties. It helps to gain weight, under its influence, the metabolism works slower. But there is no need to go to such a radical measure.
        Regular consumption of alcohol in large quantities leads to the formation of other chronic diseases, and weight gain is not worth it.

        It is better to use other products as an aid to slow down the metabolism. It can be tomatoes, potatoes, melon, eggplant, nuts, apricot, broth, chicken meat.

        Severe diets

        The amount of calories received does not always affect the metabolic process. Some people prefer a strict diet, but they don’t get the desired results. The necessary substances do not enter the human body in sufficient volume, and the state of the immune system deteriorates.Food brings the body not just calories, it gives it the substances that are required for the good functioning of various systems.

        In this case, little fat is burned, since the body regards the situation as hunger. He begins to save himself and slows down the metabolic process, which helps to increase body weight.

        Preparations for weight gain

        If it is not possible to slow down the metabolism by adjusting the regimen and nutrition, then you can influence it with special drugs.They belong to the group of antimetabolites – substances that inhibit the metabolic mechanism. They are based on substances similar to vitamins and hormones, mediators and substrates of various enzymes.

        To reduce the rate of the metabolic process, it is recommended to use tabletted yeast and protein
        . Among such funds, Apilak is distinguished. It promotes rapid muscle gain.

        Before starting any medication aimed at stabilizing metabolism or gaining muscle mass, you should consult a specialist and find out about possible side effects.For women, this threatens with a violation of the menstrual cycle (especially you should be careful during pregnancy, in this case, you should not take such drugs, as this can harm the child). In men, such remedies can affect potency, so it is important to read the instructions.

        Symptoms of metabolic slowdown

        These symptoms are the same for different sexes, there is no significant difference. If a decrease in metabolism is expected, attention should be paid to:

        • The same amount of excess weight, even with physical activity;
        • painful sensations in the abdomen;
        • temperature decrease;
        • feeling tired;
        • allergic reactions;
        • chills;
        • laziness;
        • colds;
        • Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract;
        • depression;
        • sleep problems;
        • irritability;
        • Frequent dizziness;
        • Poor hair and bone condition;
        • impotence;
        • decreased libido.

        In some cases, slow metabolism is determined by persistent dryness in the mouth.

        A sign of a disturbed and slowed-down exchange of the process is a stoop. But it manifests itself very rarely and to a greater extent in men.

        To achieve a normal metabolism, you need to seek the help of a doctor who will help you pinpoint the cause of its disorder and prescribe treatment.

        90,000 Fast metabolism: good or bad?

        Hello everyone! Ivan Ustinov is in touch and I am glad to see you again on the pages of my blog.Today we are waiting for an analysis of a very interesting topic, so do not disperse quickly … Increased body weight in people in the modern world is not uncommon.

        Many obese people understand that it is all about a slow metabolism and are often jealous of thin people. Today we will understand the question: is a fast metabolism good or is it really bad?

        Most often people who are not inclined to be overweight do not experience any problems in this regard. However, it sometimes happens that, no matter how much a person eats, his body weight not only does not increase, but, on the contrary, continues to decrease rapidly.

        So soon a thin body becomes more a flaw than a sign of slenderness, and repels the opposite sex with protruding bones. At what point is it worth considering whether your metabolism is too fast and does it threaten anorexia?

        Symptoms of accelerated metabolism

        It is worth immediately dotting the “and”. A fast metabolism, like a slow one, is in any case bad, because a slow one threatens obesity, and an accelerated one – painful thinness.But depending on situations, someone accelerates their metabolism in order to lose weight, and someone, on the contrary, slows it down in order to gain weight.

        Good – this is when the metabolism is normal. The normal level of metabolism for each person is different. How to determine your baseline, we will talk a little below, and now we will list the symptoms by which you can determine if the metabolic rate in your body is too high.

        The main signs of a fast metabolism are too much thinness with normal or even increased nutrition, feeling hungry soon after a heavy meal, inability to increase muscle mass, despite playing sports.

        Factors of rapid weight loss

        Why is it so important to react in time to the painful thinness of your body and not start the process? Outwardly noticeable excessive weight loss is not so bad. The processes occurring in this case in the body are much more dangerous. They become a source of disease, because improper metabolism does not allow the body to absorb vitamins and minerals obtained from food. From this you will surely feel a lack of vitality and you will often feel sleepy.

        In addition, simultaneously with the lack of vital substances, the body begins to vigorously produce adrenaline. So the opinion that fat people are cheerful and kind is by no means a myth. An excess of adrenaline makes skinny people overly irritable, which becomes a problem not only for them, but also for those around them.

        Causes of fast metabolism:

        • genetic predisposition;
        • diseases of the thyroid gland;
        • smoking abuse;
        • Frequent depression, lack of sleep.

        Consequences of excessive thinness

        Not so long ago, thinness was in vogue, and many women sought to lose weight using various diets and without thinking about what consequences a sharp weight loss could threaten their body.

        Too fast metabolism becomes a threat to life in general, because because of it, many diseases develop in the human body. A sharply losing weight person experiences constant weakness, is not able to perform elementary physical exercises, and in advanced cases, even eating becomes hard work for him.

        The emaciated body turns away the views of others from itself. The skin of a person who is dramatically losing weight becomes an unnatural gray color, because the lack of vitamins and other substances affects its condition. Appetite gradually completely disappears, as a result of which diseases of the digestive system develop.

        Gradually thinness begins to be accompanied by edema, they are especially noticeable on the face and lower extremities. Simultaneously with depletion in the body, deprived of the necessary trace elements for it, the most serious diseases develop, up to malignant tumors.

        How to calculate the metabolic rate in your body?

        CALCULATE BY FORMULA. First, we need to understand what we are going to count. The metabolic rate is determined in kilocalories, which are necessary for the body to ensure its vital functions IN REST. Yes, exactly at rest. This is also called basal metabolism.

        That is, in fact, we will calculate the number of calories that will definitely need to be consumed per day for the normal functioning of our body.That is to say – our required minimum. And this number will depend on our metabolic rate.

        The formula for calculating the metabolic rate is called BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) . This formula takes into account your height and your weight and even your age. Metabolism speeds up with increasing body weight and your height, but slows down with age. It looks like this:

        BMR (for women) = 655 + (9.6 x weight) + (1.8 x height) – (4.7 x age)

        BMR (for men) = 66 + (13.8 x weight in kg.) + (5 x height in cm.) – (6.8 x age)

        You may ask – “why are there different formulas for men and women?” . The difference lies in the fact that, as a rule, men have a large number of muscles and because of this, their metabolism is higher. And in general, in men, a fast metabolism is more likely a norm than a deviation, because in the body of males, metabolism is 10-15% faster.

        At the same time, the metabolism in women slows down not as much with age as in men.All these nuances of differences are taken into account in the formulas.

        But that’s not all. The resulting number of calories must be multiplied by the coefficient of your level of physical activity. The coefficients are as follows:

        1. If you are sedentary, then you can multiply the number of calories by 1.2
        2. If you do sports, but in a light form and no more than 1-3 times a week, multiply by 1.375
        3. If Do sports 3-5 times a week, but do not exceed the normal level of activity, multiply by 1.55
        4. If you train with increased physical activity, multiply by 1.725
        5. If you have to do hard physical work or are passionate about very intense training , multiply by 1.9

        And now what to do with this figure? What is it for you? Let me remind you once again that this figure shows the minimum number of calories you need per day for the body to feel normal.Accordingly, everything in excess of this figure will theoretically already accumulate in the form of fat in problem areas (on the bottom, stomach, etc.)

        Therefore, you need to compare this figure with the number of calories you are currently consuming. If you have 1700 kcal, but in fact you consume 2000 kcal, then your excess is 300 kcal.

        If you want to lose weight, subtract 300-500 kcal from the resulting figure. and adjust your diet to meet this figure. I think it’s clear.

        But do not get hung up on the formula and treat it too anxiously, since all these calculations are still approximate. Even when you calculate the calorie content of food according to tables – remember that this is also very “by eye”. Sometimes the calorie content of food is called nothing more than a “joke”. It is simply an indicator of how much heat a particular food generates when completely burned.

        That is, they took a snickers bar, burned it in some special container for experiments, recorded the amount of heat that it released and wrote this figure on the package.This is how it is done. But how this bar will be assimilated in your body, whether it will be fully assimilated or partially deposited on the butt, abdomen – no research can say for sure.

        And therefore the number of calories is only a very approximate indicator, which it is desirable to be equal to, but no more. This figure has the right to be violated both upward and downward.

        It is interesting that 7000 kcal. above the norm of your indicator according to the formula – they are able to add about + 1 kg of excess weight to a person…

        Always emphasize the quality of your food, not the calories.

        By the way, about calories – I recently found a cool thing that you can put on your hand and it will count the calories burned and your heart rate. You can read it HERE.

        Other sports electronics that will help you count similar things (heart rate, calories, steps) you can choose from the link below:

        PULSE METERS, STEPS, CARDIO ELECTRONICS (Aliexpress.com)

        DOING A LITTLE EXPERIMENT. Now I suggest you give an experiment to determine your metabolic rate – fast or slow. We don’t need any formulas here. We will simply “hamster” the oatmeal in plain water, not milk. Yes, this is very disgusting, I know, but for the purity of the experiment, you can tolerate it once. Milk will complicate digestion and the meaning of the experiment will be lost.

        So. We just need to choose some morning on which we can do this experiment.If it’s Saturday, then the oatmeal will need to be boiled on Friday evening. Do not cook fresh, so that it is hot, namely yesterday’s, so that later you can warm it up to room temperature.

        • This morning you cannot rush anywhere, experience stress – there must be peace and quiet.
        • Do not take a shower, just wash, brush your teeth, and what else do you do there in the morning)
        • Dress so that you are not hot, you need to be a little cool.
        • Ventilate the room.

        Now take 300 grams of oatmeal and eat it quickly and without drinking anything. We are waiting for 2-3 minutes and we get the result of the experiment:

        1. You feel hot and you even sweat a little on your body – you have a fast metabolism, congratulations.
        2. You feel a slight warmth in your body – you have a normal metabolism, no extremes.
        3. “What did you eat, what did you listen to the radio,” that is, no sensations – you have a slow metabolism.

        How to Slow Down Your Metabolism Safely

        There are some simple rules for slowing down your metabolism with a fast metabolism.

        • Limit the number of hours you sleep.
        • Set aside breakfast for an hour after waking up.
        • Drink significantly more coffee than usual.

        Despite the fact that coffee accelerates metabolism – drinking it in large quantities leads to the opposite effect. An excess of this drink can deplete our nervous system to such a level that sleep disturbances will be felt. And this is directly related to a slowdown in metabolism.

        In addition, remember that coffee activates metabolic processes only temporarily (for about 30 minutes), and the appetite is good for you (we get extra calories).And as a result, the slowdown in metabolism from excess coffee is more noticeable than its acceleration. People who have experienced this effect on themselves speak directly about it.

        If you decide to take this step in order to slow down your metabolism – do not abuse coffee for a long time, otherwise addiction may develop.

        • Eat not in small portions and often, but, on the contrary, at least three times a day, and eat normally.
        • Drink more milk.
        • Limit yourself to foods high in protein, and also give up citrus fruits, spices, green tea.
        • If you can’t imagine your life without sports, just reduce the load.

        At the end of the article, I want to share with you a video that correctly tells and clearly shows what metabolism is by its nature and how everything happens there. My aunt speaks competently, so I recommend watching. For the general concept, the most it is:

        This is probably the end. Now you yourself can answer the question if someone asks you: “is it good or bad when you have a fast metabolism?”.You also learned to calculate the level of your metabolism and understand the very principle of all this “movement”.

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        What is a slow metabolism and how to deal with it

        Why is it easy for some people to lose weight while others find it difficult? One of the main reasons for weight gain is a slowed down metabolism in the body.Sometimes the secret of the slimness of many thin women is not at all exhausting efforts, but just an accelerated metabolism and a healthy lifestyle. You need to know the “portrait of the enemy” by sight, so let’s look at the possible factors that slow down the metabolism.

        These factors are:

        1. Stress
        Nervous tension slows down metabolic processes. At the same time, during stress, people usually do not control the amount of food they eat.

        2. Lack of iron
        Iron acts as a supplier of oxygen to the muscles. With oxygen starvation, the energy level decreases, and with it the metabolism slows down. Do not forget to include in your diet foods rich in iron: buckwheat, legumes, liver.

        3. Eating vegetables and fruits with nitrates
        Fruits that are supposed to benefit the body can harm it!

        4. Lack of iodine
        Considering the fact that Kazakhstan is a territory where the population is constantly experiencing iodine deficiency, and the thyroid gland directly affects metabolism, it is necessary to eat iodized salt, seafood, eggs.

        5. Too high temperature in the house
        It is necessary to ventilate the room before going to bed, because the cold activates the subcutaneous fat, which is responsible for burning calories.

        6. Wrong snacks
        Constant snacking on fast carbohydrates only harms the figure. Replace cookies, rolls, sweet yoghurts with nuts. The polyunsaturated acids they contain help to increase the activity of hormones responsible for fat burning.Walnuts are especially useful because of their high vitamin C content.

        7. Late morning rise
        There is a saying: “He who gets up early, God gives to him.” The morning sun adjusts our body to the correct further daytime rhythm. And he, in turn, regulates sleep, the amount of food consumed and energy expended. Take vitamin D in the morning to boost metabolic processes.

        8. Eliminate strength training
        It would be nice to visit the fitness room every day, but those who do not have such an opportunity should not be upset.It must be understood that the more muscle mass is built up, the less body fat is. Even a simple walk in the fresh air at least 10,000 steps a day will help you with this.

        9. Lack of dairy products in the diet
        Dairy products contain nutrients and acids that affect fat burning and new muscle formation. In addition, milk contains calcium, which is very important for the regulation of metabolism.

        10. Insufficient water intake
        The daily rate of water for normal metabolism is 30 ml. drinking water per kilogram of weight. On average, it is 1.5 – 2 liters per day. It also burns calories well and green tea.

        11. Irregular meals
        Eating irregularly, you force the body to store energy, because it does not know when the next meal will be. By eating food every 3-4 hours, you will bring stability to the digestive system and support the metabolism.Don’t overeat!

        Now that the “enemy portrait” has been drawn, you can draw up a plan for further actions. Make friends with a healthy lifestyle, watch your diet, eat healthy foods and stay in great shape!

        Difference between fast metabolism and slow metabolism (food)

        Fast metabolism is when substances are broken down to provide energy at a high rate. A slow metabolism is when substances are broken down slowly to provide energy for cells….

        What is fast metabolism?

        Definition:

        Rapid metabolism means that substances are catabolized or rapidly destroyed to provide cells with the energy to work. Catabolism is the process by which biological macromolecules such as sugars are broken down to release energy in the form of ATP through a series of enzymatic reactions ..

        Why people can have a fast metabolism:

        genetics.Some stimulant drugs can speed up a person’s metabolism because they speed up the nervous system. For example, stimulant drugs like cocaine or methamphetamines can artificially speed up the metabolism, but they are very dangerous because they can cause heart attacks and people often forget to eat or sleep.

        Medical conditions that can cause rapid metabolism:

        An unusually high metabolic rate can also be a sign of a physical disorder such as hyperthyroidism.Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which too much thyroid hormone is secreted, which leads to an increase in the metabolic rate ..

        Signs of a rapid metabolism in humans:

        Pathologically abnormally fast metabolism due to an overactive thyroid gland in humans has certain signs, such as irritability, irregular and fast heart rate, weight loss.

        Animals with a fast metabolism:

        Animals with a small body size often have a very fast metabolism compared to larger animals.A body with a high metabolic rate must eat frequently to stay alive and get enough energy. Examples of fast-metabolizing animals include hummingbirds and mice.

        What is a slow metabolism?

        Definition:

        Slow metabolism means that substances are catabolized or broken down slowly to provide energy for cells.

        Why people can have a slow metabolism:

        Many factors affect a person’s metabolic rate, and one of them is simply aging.In general, a person’s metabolism slows down with age, which is one of the reasons so many people start gaining weight after 40 years. Changes in hormones can also cause a slow metabolism, and in some cases, these changes are normal, as happens with menopause. Slow metabolism can also be caused by certain medications, such as anticonvulsants such as tegretol.

        Medical conditions that can cause a slow metabolism:

        In some cases, a medical condition can cause an unusually slow metabolism.A problem in which too little thyroid hormone is produced is one of the conditions that slow down the metabolism. This condition is called hypothyroidism. Cushing’s syndrome is another medical condition that can cause a person to have an unusually slow metabolism as it affects hormones in the body.

        Signs of a slow metabolism in humans:

        The most obvious symptom of a slow metabolism is that the person is gaining weight, but they may also feel slow and their hair may become brittle and dry.A person with a very slow metabolism not only gains weight, but often feels sluggish and sluggish.

        Animals with a slow metabolism:

        As a rule, the larger the animal, the slower its metabolism, at least for mammals. This means that an elephant’s metabolism is very slow, especially when compared to a mouse. Larger mammals have a slower metabolism, but they have a longer lifespan than smaller mammals, which have a faster metabolism.

        Difference between fast metabolism and slow metabolism?

        Definition

        Rapid metabolism is when catabolic reactions, in which substances are broken down, proceed rapidly. Slow metabolism occurs when substances are broken down at a slow rate and energy is slowly released into the cells.

        catabolism

        Rapid catabolism in case of rapid metabolism. Catabolism is slower in cases of slow metabolism.

        Causes in humans

        In humans, unusually fast metabolism may be caused by stimulant drugs or the presence of hyperthyroidism.In humans, unusually slow metabolism may be due to medications such as anticonvulsants, aging, or hypothyroidism.

        Signs in humans

        People with unusually fast metabolism develop symptoms such as weight loss and heart palpitations. People with unusually slow metabolism tend to gain weight and may also have symptoms such as brittle and dry hair and feel slow and sluggish.

        Animal example

        Animals with a naturally fast metabolism include mice and hummingbirds.Animals known to have naturally slow metabolism include elephants.

        Size of mammals with each type of metabolism

        Small mammals usually have a fast metabolism. Large mammals tend to have a slow metabolism.

        Fast Metabolism vs. Slow Metabolism Comparison Chart

        Summary of Fast Metabolism vs. Slow Metabolism

        • Fast metabolism is when the rate at which molecules are broken down in the body to provide energy is very high.
        • Slow metabolism is the opposite of fast metabolism and involves the slow breakdown or catabolism of substances to release energy.