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Doctor insights on: To Gain Weight Do You Need To Slow Down Or Speed Up Your Metabolism

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To gain weight do you need to slow down or speed up your metabolism?

To gain weight do you need to slow down or speed up your metabolism?

Neither: You would theoretically slow your metabolism to gain weight but the health consequences of this are not worth any potential benefits you may envision. You would likely get weak and possibly get multiple metabolic problems as well. ...Read more

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Dose exercise speed up or slow down your metabolism?

Dose exercise speed up or slow down 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

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Does smoking really increase or speed up metabolism? And what's a way to slow down metabolism?

Does smoking really increase or speed up metabolism? And what's a way to slow down metabolism?

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

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I don't eat much but im still gaining weight, how can i speed up my metabolism other than exercising?

I don't eat much but im still gaining weight, how can i speed up my metabolism other than exercising?

Grazing: Turning your three high protein low carbohydrate meals into six smaller meals/ day. Never letting your stomach get completely empty. Eating slowly and stopping when full. Grazing is a very good concept when it comes to keeping the metabolism going. ...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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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

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

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Is it true elcohal is slow down our metabolism and causes for gain weight?

Is it true elcohal is slow down our metabolism and causes for gain weight?

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