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Why is My Metabolism Slow?



Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down?

What can slow my metabolism?

Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and oxygen to create energy. And there are lots of factors that affect how quickly (or slowly) it works, i.e., your "metabolic rate" (which is measured in calories).

But don't worry – we know that metabolic rate is much more complicated than the adage "calories in, calories out"! It's so tricky I'm only going to list a few of the everyday things that can slow it down.

Examples of common reasons why metabolic rates can slow down:

● low thyroid hormone

● your history of dieting

● your size and body composition

● your activity level

● lack of sleep

We'll briefly touch on each one below, and I promise to give you better advice than to "eat less and exercise more."

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