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Metabolism

It is the internal process by which your body expends energy and burns calories. It runs 24/7 to keep your body functioning by converting the food and nutrients you consume into energy.

This process works at different intensities in different people. The speed of your metabolism is determined mostly by your genes, regardless of your body size and composition, but how much you weigh mostly comes down to diet and activity levels.

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Age affects metabolism, making it 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, thus storing more fat; that's w...

  • Add high-intensity interval training to your regular routine
  • Eat proteins as they have a high thermic effect and take longer to be burned and absorbed by the body. Your metabolism increases when you eat and process food, a process called 'the thermic effect of food.'

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Eating food increases your metabolism for a while because extra calories are required to process your meal. This is called the thermic effect of food (TEF).

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Myth: Supplements can speed up your metabolism.

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Eating too few calories

Eating too few calories can cause a major decrease in metabolism.

Although a calorie deficit is needed for weight loss, it can be counterproductive for your calorie intake to drop too low. When you dramatically lower your calorie intake, your body senses that food is scarce...

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