Can You Actually "Reset" Your Metabolism? A Nutritionist Explains

Sophie Miura

When it comes to metabolism, there's no shortage of information. From studies that suggest you can "reset" your body's natural clock to experts who claim you can "hack" your way to a faster metabolism by eating the right foods, it can be tough to know what's science-backed and which claims are too good to be true. 

It turns out that there are a ton of metabolism myths on the web and clinical nutritionist Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, wants to set the record straight. "Our metabolism is the process of the body turning calories we consume into usable energy," he explains. "Calories are a measure of energy, and our body depends on getting enough of them to keep us functioning in all aspects of life."

So if you have a fast metabolism in your 20s, will you maintain the same rate for life? And can drinking gin speed it up? Ahead Axe debunks leading metabolism myths to separate fact from fiction. Here's what you need to know. 

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