Things That Mess Up Metabolism

Poor Diet Consuming excessive amounts of processed foods, sugary snacks, and unhealthy fats can throw off your metabolism. These foods often lack essential nutrients and can lead to weight gain

Lack of Physical Activity Sedentary lifestyles can significantly affect metabolism. Regular exercise helps to maintain muscle mass, which in turn helps to burn more calories even at rest. Without physical activity,

Dehydration Water is essential for many metabolic processes. Dehydration can slow down metabolism because your body needs water to process calories efficiently. Drinking enough water

Lack of Sleep Poor sleep quality or insufficient sleep can disrupt hormonal balance, including hormones that regulate appetite and metabolism, such as leptin and ghrelin.

Stress Chronic stress triggers the release of cortisol, a hormone that can lead to increased appetite and fat storage, especially around the abdomen.

Skipping Meals Irregular eating patterns or skipping meals can confuse your body's metabolism. When you skip meals, your body may go into conservation mode, slowing down metabolism to conserve energy.

Aging As you age, muscle mass tends to decrease while fat mass increases. Since muscle burns more calories at rest than fat, this change in body composition can slow down metabolism.

Medical Conditions  Certain medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and diabetes can affect metabolism.