October 1, 2021
The speed at which our bodies utilize food is called metabolism. It varies greatly among individuals as some eat anything they want in the amount they want and never gain weight. Others can look at a dumpling and gain a pound.
People who eat healthfully, avoiding fast foods and filling their plates with vegetables, can still gain weight. The difference isn’t just the metabolic rate. Age is a factor.
According to recent research, “Your rate decreases about 3% per year from age one until age 20. After that, it remains stable until you are over 60. It wanes more in women than in men, spik...