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Quick, Help me boost my metabolism!

Updated: Nov 19, 2023

Welcome to Express Medical Wellness, where we are treating patients for weight management using pharmacy compounded Semaglutide and Tirzepatide. These medications are also known as Wegovy and Ozempic ( by Novo Nordisk) or Zepbound and Mounjaro (by Eli Lilly). During weight loss treatment, we often get questions from patients about how to increase metabolism. First and foremost, Metabolism is basically pertaining to the in's and out's of everyday energy usage in the body. More specifically, the total amount of energy that is taken in as food compared to the number of calories burned throughout the day. This can be affected by many things: a person's lifestyle, their level of physical activity, emotional stress, quality of food intake and more.

When it comes to metabolism and age, It is commonly known that as you get older your metabolism changes. You might notice that as a child the metabolism is on hyperdrive, and you can eat whatever you want and still burn calories at a rate at which you do not gain weight as easily as your adult counterparts. However, as you reach middle age this becomes noticeably slower, which is why many people have trouble losing weight as they head towards the 30s and 40s. Of course, gender and hormones will also play a role. For example, many people who are either perimenopausal or who are in menopause have trouble with weight loss. This is also reflected in other conditions like hypothyroidsm and PCOS.

So, how do we affect metabolism or improve it? Well, we need to optimize the many aspects of our lives that we can control, which may be decreasing our metabolic rate.

First, get the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. Second reduce stress, and deal with any psychological stressors by meeting with a professional for unaddressed issues. Third, you must escape the sedentary lifestyle. It is very important to engage in routine physical activity on most days of the week. This does not need to be strenuous and time consuming. Some studies show that even two hours a week of focused exercise outside of your regular routine is enough to produce positive changes.

While these are only a few small changes, they can help to boost your metabolism and weight loss efforts over time.

In summary, weight loss is a multifaceted issue, thus, we must approach it using a multipronged approach in order to obtain a positive outcome. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet to amplify the metabolism however, even small changes can maximize weight loss efforts.

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