Slow metabolism

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  • Hi there, I have been on the fast diet for only a month and very little shift in weight if any. That’s okay for now I guess I expect if will improve. So I know I have a really slow metabolism, I don’t eat a lot anyway and have always had a good diet but I am still 10-15kg overweight. So my question is if I tried 4:3 for a while is that like to help improve my metabolism? I do exercise 2-3 times a week but I have some pain issues so I can’t go all out like I used to.

    Miss Mite, the only way to crank up your metabolism is to build muscle and that means resistance exercise (weights) and adequate protein intake. It takes time and effort to do it but it can be done. Over the course of a year my RMR as measure by gas exchange went up 21%. So I need to eat 21% more calories just to stay alive! LOL

    Can you tell us more about your experience with fasting? I assume you mean 5:2 style? You age, height and weight? How many calories are you eating on fast day? It is certainly possible to lose weight on 5:2 if you do it correctly and consistently. But your metabolism will not increase. It will most likely go down a bit because unless you are doing resistance exercise you will lose some additional muscle along with fat.

    If you do the research the “slow metabolism” link to being overweight is a myth. Further to that, I have read that skinny people are actually more likely to have a slow metabolism.

    It could be a slow metabolism. How many times are you eating something? How many glasses of water are you taking? The increase of water intake and use of some teas like pure cinnamon or ginger tea is very useful to increase metabolism.

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