Metabolism and Weight Gain

Have you been told that you have a slow metabolism and speeding things up may be an easy way to burn more calories? Did you know the speed of your metabolism has more to do with genetics and physical activity. 
When you eat more than what your body needs, you are more likely to use carbs and protein for fuel and the fat is stored which results in weight gain.
In view of an increase in obesity, there are physicians offering metabolic reset programs. It is said that three months is a reasonable time to expect to see changes when doing a medical guided metabolic reset.
Metabolism can be affected on how energy is used from the foods we  eat. So, if we eat more than what is used, our bodies are most likely  to use carbs and protein as fuel while the fat is stored. This results  with weight gain.  

If you have a slower metabolism, then you burn fewer calories. This  results with stored body fat and is why it is harder to lose weight  even if you reduce your calorie intake, 

And of course, a faster metabolism will burn calories quicker. This is  why your friends can eat a lot and not gain those extra pounds.  

Our metabolic rate is influenced by age, gender, muscle to fat ratio, your physical activity as well as your hormone function.  

What are the signs that you have a slow metabolism?  

  1. Unexpected weight changes (weight gain or weight loss) 2. Getting tired easily or feeling sluggish; and
  2. Hair loss may be included.

Here are some foods that can help increase your metabolism. Protein rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs, dairy, legumes, nuts, and  seeds could help increase your metabolism for the short term. Why?  It is because while these foods increase your metabolism, your body  will be required to use more energy to digest them.  

What is metabolic reset? It is when your body resets every part of  your system to have a healthy response to the foods you eat, sleep  patterns, exercise AND EMOTIONAL TRIGGERS. When you have  control over your entire metabolic system, you will take control of  your weight.