Metabolism


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Summary of Metabolism

Primary Information, Benefits, Effects, and Important Facts

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers regarding Metabolism

Q: How do I stay out of "starvation mode?"

A: Marasmus is a disease of caloric restriction, but you most likely don't have it. Your metabolic rate can definitely slow down during weight loss, but it will never slow to the point where it causes you to gain weight; in this sense, starvation mode is a myth.

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Q: Do I need to eat six times a day to keep my metabolism high?

A: Eating food six times a day, or very high meal frequency, does not seem to increase the overall metabolic rate more than simply eating three times a day. If such a meal frequency can help you feel better on a diet then it can be useful but it alone won't cause weight loss or prevent weight gain.

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Q: Do oral contraceptives affect a woman's metabolism?

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Q: Does metabolism vary between two people?

A: Yes, metabolic rate (the amount of calories burnt a day) does vary between people. Most of the time, it isn't that much of a difference and isn't causative of obesity (where caloric intake and exercise are better predictors), but differences between people do tend to exist.

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Q: Does vinegar increase metabolism?

A: One study noted weight loss with vinegar, and apparently it worked; well conducted study as well for the most part. No clue why vinegar induced weight loss in this study (which was regained after the study ended), but there is some evidence for it

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Q: How do I calculate my metabolism?

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Q: Is my “slow metabolism” stalling my weight loss?

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"Metabolism," Examine.com, published on 20 September 2018, last updated on 20 September 2018, http://examine.com/topics/metabolism/