Metabolism and its role in weight loss

27 June 2009, 12:15 | Posted under by Tatiana

Metabolism is the body’s method of using chemical reactions to keep the human system functioning. Your weight depends on the total number of calories consumed against the total calories burnt. If you take in more calories, then you gain more weight. Metabolism is the mechanism that controls and burns these calories.
The more metabolic you are, the more chances of losing weight. A lot of people who wish to lose weight complain of sluggish metabolism. Some facts regarding metabolism are mentioned below:
1. Metabolism reduces as you age due to muscle loss
2. Men have greater metabolic rates than women because they are bigger but with less fat.
3. Hypothyroidism slows down your metabolism and ultimately lead to weight gain.
4. Genetic factors influence weight gain. Some people are blessed with good metabolism.
Metabolism should be dealt with in a proper manner. You need a safe and effective solution.

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