7 Things You Unknowingly Do That Slow Down Your Metabolism

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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Want to speed up your metabolism?

There are plenty of tips and tricks that can help you do so – but first, how about taking a step back to look at your life and your habits to see if you are doing anything to slow your metabolism down?

Most people don’t even realize how much damage some of their choices – including dietary habits – can do to their metabolism.

Here are seven things that you definitely want to avoid doing if your metabolism has been a bit sluggish.

7. Not Having a Meal Schedule

You don’t have to be regimented in your approach to dining, but you should have a basic food schedule in place that has you eating at regular intervals[1] throughout the day.

Eating at the same time every day may actually trick your body into burning more calories between meals.

6. Not Cleaning Produce

You already know pesticides are bad for you for numerous reasons[2], but you probably didn’t know that one of those reasons is the negative effect it can have on your metabolism.

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This happens because the chemicals in pesticides disrupt your body’s hormonal balance thus wreaking havoc on the process that your body uses to burn energy.