how do i know if my metabolism is slow??

Philippines
September 6, 2008 8:04am CST
hmmmm..i'm just wondrin' if how would i know if i have a slow metabolism???does having a slow metabolism bad for the health???
4 responses
• Malaysia
6 Sep 08
well, if you gain weight easily, then it's almost certain that your metabolism is low.
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
6 Sep 08
that's not really the exact case..!!! it's true that people with slow metabolism burn fewer calories at rest than they should and that is a fact but if we are going to talk about gaining weight and slow metabolism then that is just rare. the bottom line is, most overweight or obese people tend to eat too many calories and don't exercise enough. more to that, studies says that people who are overweight USUALLY have an increased metabolic rate because they have more muscles and fats in their body.
• Philippines
8 Sep 08
A gym instructor once told me, when you eat lots of rice and not burn the calorie in take you got from it, generally, it will just slow down your metabolism which will be hard for you to lose weight even though you go through diets.
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
6 Sep 08
the only way to do that is to go and seek consultation by an internist specifically those specializing in endocrinology or the endocrinologist. common symptoms may include fatigue, feeling cold, dry skin, constipation, slow pulse and low blood pressure BUT here's the but again.... the mentioned symptoms could be a result from a medical condition and not just from a slow metabolism. there's only a low percentage of people having slow metabolism and the bad effect of this could be you gaining weight but that is only a fraction of what really is real reason or cause and that's another story we need to take up or a separate discussion. generally, slow metabolism per se is not really a big problem at all but there are many underlying conditions that would cause our metabolism to slow down and that is the main focus. slow metabolism is just the effect of it.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
6 Sep 08
If it is very hard for you to lose weight.. That would be the first answer that I would say for this..