Here’s the breakdown and the solution!
Metabolism is the process of how your body converts the food 🍎 you eat into energy⚡️You can’t really “increase or speed up your metabolism”, but you can make some lifestyle changes to help keep a healthy metabolism.
🧬 Genetics - People might have fast, slow, or average metabolism, regardless of their body size and composition. Create healthy habits of diet and exercise.
💫 Hormones - stress, thyroid, and diabetes can shift your hormones and slow down your metabolism. Talk to your doctor about getting hormones tested to know what’s really going on
😴 Sleep - studies have shown that sleep deprivation can alter the glucose metabolism and hormones involved in regulating metabolism (decreased leptin levels and increased ghrelin levels). Make sure to prioritize your sleep. Try to get around 7-8 hours a night
🥦 Diet - lack of food or skipping meals can damage your metabolism as well. Try to create and keep consistent meal times, eat plenty of protein/fiber, and avoid foods you’re allergic to
🏋🏻♂️ Skipping the Weights - Make sure to add some strength training. Increasing your muscle mass will slightly boost your (resting) metabolism.
🔊 Remember, focus on a healthy lifestyle. Once you create these new habits, it can be easier to maintain a healthy weight, burn fat and have more energy.