Can your metabolic rate make you gain or lose weight?

Sunbeam Nutrition Center's Blog

We hear a lot about metabolism – and often blame a ‘slow metabolism’ for our inability to keep our weight under control.  Find out what factors affect your metabolic rate – and what can you do to change it.

When patients tell us that their weight problems are due to a “slow metabolism”, we think they truly believe that their bodies simply burn calories at a slower pace than other people’s bodies do. In their minds, if they only they could speed up the process, their weight problems would be solved.  But what is “metabolism”, exactly?  And – more importantly – is there anything you can do to change it?

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Truths and myths about metabolism

In truth, your body weight and your metabolic rate are linked – but perhaps not in the way you might think.  Simply stated, the term metabolism refers to all the chemical processes that your body…

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