Jesus

Metabolism

I have a very low metabolism, is there any way to improve it? I eat half the amount of other people and still don't loose weight.

Elizabeth Cooper


2 votes(Highest rated answer)
Hi Jesus, the problem could be that you are not eating enough. If you eat less calories than your BMR plus activity levels then your metabolism can slow down. If you calculate how many calories you should be eating using a BMR calculator then you can see whether you are actually eating enough. Also, I would ask your doctor to check your thyroid hormone levels to ensure you do not have an underactive thyroid. It's a simple blood test and will be useful to rule this out. If you did have a thyroid issue then eating a very low carbohydrate diet could slow down your thyroid further so also bear this in mind. Finally, doing regular exercise will help to speed up your metabolism so I would try to do at least 30 minutes a day. A brisk walk would be enough. I hope you find this helpful.