Slow Metabolism Is Seldom the Cause of Weight Gain


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Is your weight gain due to a "slow metabolism?" You may have heard that before, it's a common myth. While it may seem to make sense, the reality is that your metabolism is not likely the culprit. It's true that some people seem to lose weight quickly, but metabolism isn't necessarily the reason. There are other physiological factors, such as hormones, genetics, stress levels and overall lifestyle.

If you consume more calories than you burn, you won't lose weight, and you will be more likely to gain weight. Weight loss happens when you burn more calories than you consume. For some, this may happen quickly, for others, more slowly. If you are eating a balanced diet and getting plenty of activity and you aren't losing weight, it's worth it to investigate other factors. This is why a doctor or medical weight loss specialist can be helpful. If your hormones or stress levels are out of whack, getting them under control can be the answer.

Diet plays a major role in weight loss. It's not just about calories in, calories out. If you are not eating much, but what you are eating is high in sugar or unhealthy fats or carbs, you won't lose weight. Chances are, you'll just feel hungry and tired and the weight won't budge. This could lead you to believe that your metabolism is at fault, but that's not the case. If you are eating foods rich in nutrients and low in sugar, the weight should start coming off.

If you are struggling, Metabolic Research Center can help. We've been helping people lose weight and keep it off for over 25 years, and we can help you. Our program consists of meal planning, fitness and medically based research that allows us to create a program that's tailored to your needs. Contact us today.

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