The metabolism is the process at which the body converts all consumed calories into energy. An individuals metabolism is determined by a few factors such as body size, body composition, sex, age, and physical activity. However, one of the most influential factors of metabolism is heredity.
The metabolism can be inherited from your parents and is often blamed for weight gain. If your parents had a slow metabolism, then chances are that you do as well. However, it is possible to boost your metabolism, just as you can also slow your metabolism down. So continue reading to learn about horrible habits that can ruin your metabolism.
Skipping meals will force your body to go into starvation mode. When this occurs metabolism is slowed significantly. The reason the body does this is to conserve energy. Not only is metabolism slowed but skipping a meal and forcing the body to go into starvation mode means that when you do eat again you are not only more likely to eat more to make up for the missed calories but the body will store those additional calories as fat. The worst part is, if you do skip the most important meal of the day (breakfast) your metabolic rate is likely to be low all day. The best thing that you can do to help your metabolism is eat a series of healthy meals and snacks throughout the day. Once your body reaches the point in which it thinks it is starving metabolism will be negatively impacted.