You’ve probably heard how important metabolism is regarding all things weight loss and body composition. Metabolism has been such a hot topic in the diet and fitness world because when it comes down to it, your metabolism is everything. If you think you have a slow metabolism, we can help you know for sure. At Innovative Medicine in Lafayette, IN, we can confirm whether you have a slow metabolism and then take the necessary steps to treat your condition and help you achieve optimal health and wellness.
How Can I Tell if I Have a Slow Metabolism?
It’s easy to blame all of your weight loss and body composition issues on your metabolism; most people do it. However, there’s a difference between blaming your metabolism for your weight loss woes and taking steps to treat a sluggish metabolism.
What if there was a way to test your metabolism to see whether it is, in fact, slow, or if there’s something else that’s keeping you from reaching your weight loss goals? We have good news. At Innovative Medicine, we can determine whether you suffer from a slow metabolism with metabolic testing.
What Causes a Slow Metabolism?
There are many different factors that can cause a sluggish metabolism. If you are suffering from the physical, mental, and emotional effects of a slow metabolism, you are probably dealing with many different symptoms that are affecting your daily life.
Hormones, genetics, lifestyle choices, and health conditions can all contribute to the rate at which your metabolism works. However, if something is interfering with your metabolism’s ability to burn food for fuel efficiently, you may feel frustrated that you can’t lose weight or that you just don’t feel your best.
The Symptoms of a Sluggish Metabolism
There are many different symptoms that indicate that your metabolism may be functioning at a slower rate than it should—one of the more common signs of a sluggish metabolism is weight gain.
If you’ve been on a weight loss journey and have been taking the necessary steps to reduce your caloric intake while increasing your caloric output but still aren’t losing weight, your metabolism may be to blame. Additionally, there are other physical, mental, and emotional effects caused by the symptoms of a sluggish metabolism. These include:
- Dry or poor quality skin
- Thinning hair
- Frequent headaches
- Digestive concerns such as constipation
- Depression or anxiety
- Chronic fatigue
The Problem With Self-Diagnosis
If you can identify with any of the symptoms of a sluggish metabolism, it may be that your metabolism isn’t operating as it should. However, the problem with self-diagnosis is that you never know for sure whether your diagnosis is accurate. Weight gain, fatigue, headaches, and all of the other symptoms that arise when your metabolism isn’t working can also be symptoms of other issues, including medical conditions or hormone deficiencies.
So how do you know for sure? How do you know if your metabolism is the reason that you’re living with these symptoms? We have the answer to that question, and it’s found in our metabolic rate testing treatment.
If you want to know once and for all whether your metabolism is working as it should, we have the perfect solution. At our office, we have a device that can test your metabolic rate to provide you with a better idea of how many calories your body is burning and whether your metabolism is working as it should.
Then, if we determine that you are suffering from a slow metabolism, we can take the necessary steps to address this condition, increase the rate at which your metabolism works, and help you look and feel your best.
What Is Resting Metabolic Rate Testing?
Resting metabolic rate testing is an innovative in-office test that allows us to determine once and for all whether your metabolism is working as it should. The test is quick, simple, and extremely reliable.
It can help us provide you with more concrete information about your metabolism and whether it needs to be addressed with one of our various treatment methods. This test will give you peace of mind and help you move forward to take the necessary steps to address your health so that you can feel your best.
How Does It Work?
When you come in for your metabolic rate testing treatment, you will sit down in a reclining chair in one of our treatment rooms. As you sit back and relax, we will insert a tube into your mouth, and you will breathe into it for ten minutes. During this ten-minute time frame, the innovative diagnostic device will measure your oxygen and determine how much has your body has burned during that timeframe.
The device uses a disposable one-time-use hose to ensure safe and sanitary conditions, so you can rest assured that the treatment has been designed with your safety in mind. Once you complete the testing process, we will obtain information that will help us determine your resting metabolic rate. This indirect calorimeter helps us determine whether your metabolism is running quickly or inefficiently.
Is the Test Covered by Insurance?
If you have a justifiable diagnosis for this treatment, your insurance will most likely cover the cost of this testing process. If you have questions about how and when to file this treatment with your insurance company, one of our experts will explain the details and walk through all of the steps during your initial consultation here at our office.
Moving Forward With Your Diagnosis
Once we obtain more reliable information about your metabolism after you undergo the metabolic rate testing process, we can move forward with your diagnosis. We offer many different treatment plans that include supplements specifically formulated to increase your metabolism, boost your energy levels, and promote optimal health and wellness.
We will design a plan tailored to your needs and your goals so that you can resolve any issues with your metabolism and help your body work like a well-oiled machine.
Enhancing Your Results
In addition to creating a personalized treatment plan for your needs that will correct issues with your metabolism, we can direct you towards some steps to take to enhance your results. There are some ways that you can enhance your results from the comfort of your own home. When combined with the right supplementation and treatment plan created by the experts at our office, these natural methods will help you get the best possible results.
Drinking more water, particularly cold water, getting better quality sleep, and eating smaller several smaller meals throughout the day will all help improve the rate at which your metabolism functions. Additionally, exercising in such a way that boosts your metabolism will help your body burn calories more efficiently. Performing high-intensity interval training and lifting weights will help your body build lean muscle mass and burn calories throughout the day.
Increase Your Metabolism and Reach Your Goals
Reaching your body goals may be as simple as correcting a slow metabolism. If you are looking for a way to address your metabolism once and for all and help your body become a well-oiled machine that burns calories and helps you maintain a healthy weight, our experts are here and ready to help you walk through this process. Contact us today at Innovative Medicine in Lafayette, IN, to schedule your initial consultation.