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Why is My Metabolism So Slow?

Why is My Metabolism So Slow?

Here are 4 Reasons that will affect your metabolism or how fast you process food

  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Activity
  • Food Choices


Your antecedents play a huge part in your body make-up. Although we may have a genetic disposition to a slower metabolism, it is not a sentence that you have to live with. Foods and exercise can change your genetic expression. Taking note of your family history helps assess where you are physically and why you are there.


Yes, as we age, things start to shift. Our bodies change and our ability to metabolize food can be slower. Our muscle and cell regeneration is slower and our body shape changes. Changing the age process is not possible – but let’s face it, consider the alternative. Adjusting our nutrition, movement and our mindset can greatly enhance our ability to absorb more nutrition and speed up our metabolism.


You can eat the best foods – but if we do not keep things moving, it becomes ineffective. There is truth to the term “Use it or lost it” If we do not use our muscles, they atrophy – become smaller. We then, in turn, become weaker. Our metabolism slows down and we gain weight (fat) and lose muscle mass – starting the cycle over. Now, crunching our abs can definitely helps, but simply walking consistently can do a body a world of good. Keep things moving.



One of the biggest factors affecting your metabolic rate – how fast your body processed food and turns it into energy is what you eat. Foods that are high in saturated fats, low in nutrition and high in sugar can significantly slow, even halt the metabolic process. If there is high consumption of these foods or combined improperly with other foods, your body can release a hormone – insulin – that essentially tells your body to stop converting food into energy and start storing it as fat. Dieting can also have a huge impact on your metabolism. If you do not eat enough food where your body needs nutrition, it can go into a starvation mode which can slow down your metabolism.



Making good food choices, proper hydration and a consistent movement routine can increase your metabolism, maximize your nutritional absorption, maintain a healthy weight, increase energy and increase libido. Sticking to smaller consistent portions of foods that are low in saturated fats and sugars, dense in nutrition and creating a low impact exercise routine are habits that will increase your health and wellness and reduce your chances of disease.