7 Metabolism-Slowing Foods That Are Holding You Back

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Refined grains

Refined grains are low in fiber and nutrients, and they can cause blood sugar spikes and crashes.


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Sugary drinks

Sugary drinks are high in calories and low in nutrients, and they can contribute to weight gain and obesity.


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Processed foods

Processed foods are often high in unhealthy fats, sodium, and sugar, and they can be low in nutrients


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Red meat

Red meat is high in saturated fat, which can raise LDL (bad) cholesterol levels


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Fried foods

Fried foods are high in unhealthy fats, and they can contribute to weight gain and obesity


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Alcohol is high in calories, and it can interfere with sleep, which can also slow down metabolism.


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White bread

Refined carbs in white bread may increase and drop blood sugar. Cravings and overeating may cause weight gain and slowed metabolism.