Healthy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

May 10, 2022


Boosting metabolism to attain a healthy weight has a lot to do with what and when a person eats.

"Every time you eat something, your body goes into storage mode," said Jessica Cutler, M.D., a bariatric and weight loss surgeon at The Maryland Bariatric Center at Mercy. "All of the food and energy you've just taken in is getting stored in your body. So, by increasing the time that we spend not eating -- increasing the time we spend out of storage mode -- we can tell our metabolism to work the other way, to go back and use some of that energy that we've already stored."

To boost metabolism, Dr. Cutler suggests increasing proteins, exercise, drink cold water, build muscle, get a good night's sleep and cut down on snacking between meals.

View Dr. Cutler’s interview about safely boosting your metabolism.

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