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To Gain Weight Do You Need To Slow Down Or Speed Up Your Metabolism
Excited to Exercise: Your metabolism is most definitely increased with exercise and remains elevated for hours afterwards. This is why there is such a benefit from regular activity. It keeps your metabolism tuned so you burn energy efficiently. When we don't exercise regularly our metabolism will slow down, further sapping our energy levels. As a result weight gain is inevitable as is muscle loss and weakness. ...Read more
Yes: Nicotine raises blood glucose level and Epinephrine from the adrenal medulla, hence raising the metabolism and suppressing appetite. So some smokers are thinner compared to non-smoker counterparts. Smoking cessation in smokers lowers metabolism. Also eating more simple, processed food lowers metabolism and increases risk of obesity (not recommended). Avoiding stimulants, like caffeine, pepper, et. ...Read more
I don't eat much but im still gaining weight, how can i speed up my metabolism other than exercising?
What to do if I have a very slow metabolism and put on weight quick. What are some ways to speed it up?
Is there any way to speed up my metabolism? I've been on celexa (citalopram) for 2 months and for some reason it's making me gain weight
Yes and no: It's not always clear whether weight gain due to a nonsteroid drug is a metabolic effect or increased appetite, or some of both. There's no magic solution to this: recommend you track your calories carefully (e.g. MyFitnessPal) & correlate with weight. If celexa (citalopram) really works well for you, only options are fewer calories in &/or more calories out (i.e. exercise). ...Read more
See below: I'm not sure that alcohol will slow down your metabolism but it does affect the liver negatively which will affect your overall health and thereby, your metabolism. However, alcohol (especially beer - ales and lagers) will cause you to gain weight if proper diet and exercise as well as moderation is not adhered to. ...Read more
Does yoga slow down metabolism? I want to gain weight. I'm eating well, my metabolism is high. I'm 27 male 5ft 8, about 140 pounds. Thanks
Yoga: Tends to increase or balance metabolism not slow it. ...Read more
How can I speed up my metabolism? Mines really slow.. I want to lose at least 50lbs within 2-4 months. What's more important exercise or diet? Tips?
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