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How does diet affect your metabolism?

How does diet affect your metabolism?

Numerous ways: Your metabolism can be affected by your diet in many ways. A poor or imbalanced diet can slow your metabolism by not providing your body with all the necessary nutrients to function. A diet high in processed foods can be more difficult to digest, taking more energy and thus affecting your metabolism. Finally, fasting or skipping meals will slow metabolism as your body tries to conserve energy. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I train hard 5 days a week for more than 3 hours and on diet as well but I don't seem to be losing that much weight and my metabolism is so low..help?

I train hard 5 days a week for more than 3 hours and on diet as well but I don't seem to be losing that much weight and my metabolism is so low..help?

Losing weight : Combination of low calorie diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight , you may wanna consider even a more strict diet ... Alternative is HCG injections that you can look into ... ...Read more

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What can I do to boost my metabolism without pills or weird diet drinks?

What can I do to boost my metabolism without pills or weird diet drinks?

Diet exercise: The best way to boost your metabolism is to follow a low-carb, higher lean protein diet in the form of three meals and 2 to 3 snacks. Also adding daily exercise such as walking, running, hiking yoga, spinning or pilates and circuit training will definitely boost your metabolism. ...Read more

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At what age does a woman's metabolism start slowing down (aside from factors like physical activity, diet, etc.)?

Let try to explain: Metabolism is the name for the process your body uses to convert the food you eat into energy. The energy your body does not use is stored as fat. Many people believe that this process slows as you age, causing weight gain. However, this is a misconception, since your metabolism is more directly related to your level of activity throughout your life. ...Read more

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Will Slimfast diet slow my metabolism?

Will Slimfast diet slow my metabolism?

Possibly: If you do not take enough calories, your metabolism may slow down over time because your body feels it is starving. The body's reaction to starvation mode is to slow down the metabolism. Try to reduce your calorie intake to lose weight but not too drastically as to cause your body's metabolism to slow down. Consult a nutrition professional for more help. Best of health to you ...Read more

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What major diet changes can alter cellular metabolism?

What major diet changes can alter cellular metabolism?

Any and all: Since you "are what you eat" and you are made of cells that have metabolic activity andy major diet changes will affect cellular metabolism. For example - fried foods are oxidized toxins that will interfere with the ability of your mitochondria to make cellular energy. A high carb, high sugar diet will cause suppresion of thyoid function and Insulin resistance which will also impair metabolism. ...Read more

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Is the 13 day metabolism diet advisable if you want to lose weight?

Lose weight: Weight should be decreased slowly - perhaps 2 pounds a month. That's 2 4 pounds a year - plenty of time for new clothing. Online there are many articles related to diet. My favorite is "NuVal". Don't forget to exercise. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight however I am limited in physical exercise, how could i increase my metabolism and what kind of diet should I go for?

Calorie reduction: Despite numerous health and weight loss benefits to exercise, the bulk of the weight loss plan still has to fall on caloric reduction. One has to run many miles to burn off 3500 calories (1pound)! learning how to reduce calories involves education and discipline. Avoid missing meals because you are likely to binge later on high calorie and carb rich meals. Low calorie frequent meals work best. ...Read more

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Why is it than when i diet and exercise i gain weight and never loose a pound. Is there any recommendations on what i can do to boost my metabolism?

Strength training!: You are - unbelievably - at age age where you'll soon start to lose muscle mass. This is sad, because muscle requires more calories just to sit there! if you build up your muscle mass through strenth training: weights, resistance exercises, resistance bands, you will build muscle and require more calories. You'll lose weight more easily - or you'll get to eat more with fewer consequences! lgromko. ...Read more