If you feel that despite the lower than expected no diet, may be that your metabolism is slow. If you want to know why, keep in mind some factors that negatively influence the thinning process.
Metabolism converts what you eat into energy. For each activity you do, even without realizing it, such as sleeping, breathing or digesting food requires energy. That energy is derived from what you eat. If the metabolism slows down, instead of wasting energy, the body saves.
So as you can increase metabolism, can also reduce. It is therefore important to know the factors that can cause this slowness.
Age. As we age, muscle mass decreases and fat tissue. This process reduces the metabolism. In general, muscle mass is lost from age 25, for this reason it is important to the practice of physical exercise to replace the muscle tissue by fatty tissue.
Lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle, bad eating habits and some drugs slow the metabolism. Fasting or skipping meals is also a way to reduce the body’s metabolism takes to survive. Therefore, to increase metabolism, it is suggested to eat every 3 to 4 hours.
Eating slowly. When you eat fast, you eat the calories that cause an abrupt increase in blood sugar. Fabrics can not accept so much sugar, so accumulate within the cell, triggering a decrease in metabolism.
Hypothyroidism. When the thyroid is not functioning properly, causing a metabolic imbalance by reducing the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats.
Diabetes. Those who suffer from diabetes often have a slower metabolism. It is believed that high levels of blood glucose provoke a reaction of the organism savings because this meant as there is excess energy to use. This causes a reduction of metabolism.
Poor sleep. Little sleep and reduces bad metabolism. Apparently not only decreases metabolism, it stimulates hunger.
Environment. The environment where you live influence the metabolism, as well as cold climates stimulate metabolism, reduces warm weather.
These factors may adversely affect your metabolism, but the good news is that it can be reversed, either by improving eating habits, doing physical activity and in some cases taking medication to balance certain hormones in the body, such as in case of diabetes or hypothyroidism.
Know and be informed helps you know what struggles against to modify certain actions that may adversely affect metabolism.