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Do I have a slow metabolism?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020

“Well how many calories should I be eating a day?” “I eat the same as my friend who lost 12 lbs and I have only lost 2 lbs.” Most people think of metabolism and know it has something to do with the number of calories burned over a period of time. If this so called “metabolism” is fast, you burn a lot of calories. If this so called “metabolism” is slow, you burn less calories. Metabolism is more complicated than just calories in and calories out. If you find yourself gaining weight, feeling chronically fatigued, having dry skin, brittle nails and reaching for sugar, chances are your metabolism needs a reboot. A slow metabolism is really just a way of saying someone is not able to digest, breakdown and absorb nutrition appropriately. Basically, your body is not able to process the energy from food you intake. The solution to a slow metabolism is not to eat less! Often times nutritional restriction aka cutting calories can further halt an already sluggish metabolism. How do we go about generating more cellular energy to fire up your metabolism? Enzymes! The main job of enzymes is to assist in transferring electrons from cell to cell; think of this process as speeding up our chemical reactions. If you speed up chemical reactions, you are liberating energy from your tissues more effectively. Enzyme Replacement Therapy is customized for your cells to increase your metabolic rate.


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