The 8 Metabolism Killers Keeping You Overweight


3. Skipping Meals

Skipping meals is one of the most common metabolism killers these days. When on a calorie-restrictive diet, the body enters into a survival mode in which it saves energy by reducing pulse, slowing thyroid function, and lowering body temperature.

Common signs of this problem include stress, low energy, stubborn belly fat, cold hands and feet below 98.6, and food cravings.

Since we are led to believe that the key to losing weight lies in calorie deficit, many people choose to start dieting. However, this may lead to decrease in muscle mass, increase in stress hormones, decrease in energy levels, and slowed thyroid function.

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