Monday, 6 September 2010

Metabolism: What is it and how can you boost yours? |

Metabolism: What is it and how can you boost yours? | Harley Street London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston discusses ways to boost metabolism in The Metro, London

‘Your metabolism is the speed at which your body cells burn calories and use energy,’ explains Yvonne Bishop-Weston, Harley Street nutritionist at Optimum Nutritionists. ‘The faster your cells work, the faster you burn calories; the slower they work, the longer it takes.’

Bishop-Weston says one common symptom of stress-related metabolic slowdown is putting on weight despite eating and exercising the same amount as you always have done – or you may find your weight plateaus and you simply can’t shift any pounds. Other telltale signs include bloating, dry skin, loss of stamina, emotional lows, fatigue and lacklustre hair. ‘But there are small changes you can make to your diet and exercise routine that can give a gentle boost to your thyroid and your metabolic rate,’ she says.

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