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How to solve slow metabolism?

How to solve slow metabolism?

Slow Metabolism: M asks: How 2 solve slow metabolism. ANS: Changing ur metabolism is difficult. What you can change is the number of calories u eat and burn. I recommend getting & out. If you watt to lose weight eat less, burn more, If you want to gain weight eat more burn less. Simple in concept. Difficult in execution. Good luck. Keep us posted. Good book is ISBN 13: 978-1-43914-059-8. DASH Diet: perfect 4 most. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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How to know if I have slow metabolism, or something else?

Slow metabolism: That is hard to answer until we know a bit more about what you mean by "slow metabolism". Please add some information. ...Read more

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Are genes to blame for slow metabolism?

Are genes to blame for slow metabolism?

Sometimes: There is some research that shows that certain individuals may have familial reasons for their obesity and low metabolism. ...Read more

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I have a slow metabolism. And I'm constipated...Anyways to fix this?

I have a slow metabolism. And I'm constipated...Anyways to fix this?

Let's define problem: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Does your x-ray show you're not blocked? We don't know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for (sitz marker study & anal manometry, respectively). See GI specialist please. ...Read more

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I really want to lose 30 pounds. I know that it involves a healthy diet and exercise but I have a very slow metabolism and am looking for some advice?

I really want to lose 30 pounds. I know that it involves a healthy diet and exercise but I have a very slow metabolism and am looking for some advice?

Slow metabolism?: You increase metabolism by exercising. You increase metabolism by having more muscle, which burns more calories at rest. You increase metabolism by avoiding starch and sugar and eating proteins and healthy fats, which must be metabolized in liver to sugar! Most overweight people I work with need a body composition study to determine their fat and lean mass. ...Read more

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How to know if I have fast metabolism or slow metabolism?

How to know if I have fast metabolism or slow metabolism?

No gauge: Metabolism is not usually as simple as a needle on a dial. Are you underweight, overweight, or normal? Do you eat a little or a lot relative to your acquaintances? It's very laborious and complex to measure your metabolism. If there are any issues, at least have your thyroid checked. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for pear shaped body? I have fat thighs and have slow metabolism.

What is the best exercise for pear shaped body? I have fat thighs and have slow metabolism.

Individualized: Exercise routines should be individualized based on your goals and limitations. Your best bet would be to work with a certified personal trainer to create a personalized regimen. But if your goal is weight loss, be aware, that it turns out for most, optimizing your diet - really caloric restriction - is key. But combined caloric restriction and exercise is best! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a very slow metabolism and put on weight quick. What are some ways to speed it up?

What to do if I have a very slow metabolism and put on weight quick. What are some ways to speed it up?

^ met rate: Make sure that you don't eat like a bird. Some people eat very little to drop weight - but end up slowing their metabolic rate. Engage in regular aerobic activity. Building muscle mass will also help to burn more calories. Hydrate well. ...Read more

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I am 26f very healthy. I am always cold! I have been loosing weight slowly. Could this be why? Or slow metabolism? I'm always cold I don't know why?

I am 26f very healthy. I am always cold! I have been loosing weight slowly. Could this be why? Or slow metabolism? I'm always cold I don't know why?

Check thyroid first: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Does having a higher TSH mean that I have a slow metabolism?

Does having a higher TSH mean that I have a slow metabolism?

How high: A high level of TSH indicate thyroid deficiency and it should be treated. Thyroid deficiency does slow the metabolism and it is not a good thing. ...Read more

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What causes a slow metabolism? How can I speed it up?

What causes a slow metabolism? How can I speed it up?

Often a bad diet: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a slow metabolism if I just eat too much?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a slow metabolism if I just eat too much?

More info: Hard to answer your question without more information. What is your height, weight, and body mass index? (You can find BMI on the web.) If your BMI is more than a bit high you should go online and learn more about diet and exercise. If your BMI is OK - relax and enjoy. ...Read more

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I have suffered bulimia on and off for years. Now I have slow metabolism, is this damaging my system?

I have suffered bulimia on and off for years. Now I have slow metabolism, is this damaging my system?

Bulima=med problems: Bulima can definitely damage your health. You should get a physical and psychiatric evaluation and treatment plan ...Read more

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So having a fatty liver tends to slow metabolism, generally speaking, not speed it up?

So having a fatty liver tends to slow metabolism, generally speaking, not speed it up?

Usually neither.: Fatty liver does not usually affect the rate of metabolism in the cells of the liver. It does increase the amount of inflammation of the liver in some patients, who may go on to develop nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). ...Read more

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I have pcos also a slow metabolism what foods can I eat or herbs I can take to balance it out correctly?

I have pcos also a slow metabolism what foods can I eat or herbs I can take to balance it out correctly?

There are NO: Special foods or herbs that will help. Diet, exercise and weight loss will. Metformin can help in many patients with pcos to lower Insulin resistance, weight and may restore normal menses and even fertility. Discuss w/your doctor. ...Read more

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35yr old and I have no energy to get through the day. I have a slow metabolism, I gain weight fast... What kind of vitamins could help?

35yr old and I have no energy to get through the day. I have a slow metabolism, I gain weight fast... What kind of vitamins could help?

Vit. E for Exercise.: While lack of energy can be due to physical or mental exhaustion, it can signal depression for which you should seek help from a professional, sooner rather than later. In the meantime maintains healthier diet and regular exercise, preferably in a gymnasium with paid membership at least 4-5 times weekly would do wonders for you. ...Read more

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Once you begin taking Synthroid are you obligated to it forever? Recently, I skipped my levothyroxin 100mcg for 5 days. Before being prescibed and since I have had a slow metabolism. It seems that the 5 day break gave my metabolism a jump-start. Could thi

Once you begin taking Synthroid are you obligated to it forever? Recently, I skipped my levothyroxin 100mcg for 5 days. Before being prescibed and since I have had a slow metabolism. It seems that the 5 day break gave my metabolism a jump-start. Could thi

Thyroid forever: If you have acquired hypothyroidism you can never naturally regain your ability to manufacture naturally the thyroid hormone. This may be the most common medical diagnosis in american medicine. And, it means that you will need to take a daily thyroid replacement for as long as you live. ...Read more

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