What is Metabolism?
Metabolism is defined as all the chemical processes in your body that cause food to be broken down and used for energy and growth. Some people complain that they have either a fast or slow metabolism and blame it on their genetics. Although genetics may contribute slightly, there are many other lifestyle factors that can stall or speed up your metabolism. The speed of your metabolism is known as metabolic rate. It is the number of calories that you burn in a given amount of time, referred to as calorie expenditure. Metabolic rate is divided into three categories. These are your basal metabolic rate (BMR), resting metabolic rate (RMR), and thermic effect of food (TEF).
If you are suffering with extra body fat and feel that your metabolism has slowed down in spite of eating well and exercising, you may be suffering with some chronic low level inflammation. This can be caused from food sensitivities, stress, poor sleep, etc.
Often when my clients are bloated from poor digestion and eating the wrong foods, they have a hard time losing weight and blame it on a slow metabolism. If this sounds familiar, try eliminating inflammatory foods for