11 Ways You’re Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Metabolism

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

10. You’re taking too many meds.

Relying on prescription pills to deal with lifestyle diseases is one of the worst things you can do to your metabolism. Many drugs used for diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure can be avoided by following a healthier lifestyle. Taking too many of meds for too long can affect your liver negatively and dramatically reduce your ability to burn fat as energy.

11. You’re not getting enough vitamin D.

There is a connection, yes. Obese individuals and those who are physically inactive tend to have lower Vitamin D levels (7). In addition, researchers also found that weight loss among overweight and obese women is associated with increased vitamin D levels (8). You can get your dose of vitamin D either through sunlight exposure or by eating wild salmon. In fact, a 3.5 ounce serving of this fish can get you 90% of your recommended daily value (400 IU) of vitamin D.