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    Most people will have heard someone complain that their excess weight is down to a 'slow metabolism' - normally at the same time as that person is shovelling cake into their mouth… Read more →

    hi im a male of 26 yrs old 5'11 and weigh 9st 6lb have a really fast metabolism i am always eating and cant put on any weight at all i am fairly active but no matter what or how much i cant put any thing on is there any advice out there





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    Hi, Could you tell me if the scales in boots show BMI, muscle percentage, fat percentage, visceral fat, resting metabolism rate and hydration levels. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you Sam





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    Do the scales in boots show you're visceral fat , muscle percentage, fat percentage, hydration levels and reading metabolism rate (the amount of cals y burn off without doing anything? Thanks san





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    Hi Im 28 yr old female. I weigh 109 / 5'2 in height. From about 15-19 I weighed 140-155 lbs. After my metabolism kicked in , I went from a small C breast size toa 32 a I know I shouldnt care, ive never liked the idea of plastic surgery But I admit I don't feel sexy or womanly at all. Im sure the answer is No... but has anyone enhanced their bust through exercise , pills , cream?? Estrogen? ?





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    I am a 49 yr old female I have under active thyroid, chronic fatigue syndrome and coeliacs disease I am depressed as I can not lose weight as I can not exercise hard enough. I have 3.5 stone to lose. I suffer with my back even when i was slight, I have only been overweight for the last 5 years it gradually increased. I am desperate for help as nothing I try seems to work. my metabolism seems to have stopped. Marie





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    Um so im really not sure what my vagina is supposed to look like and when you look at a normal naked girl front on she has just a line going down her vagina but with mine you can see almost everything and my skin that i think should be covering it is barely even there. is it supposed to be like this? Im fairy skinny despite how much i eat as i have an extremely fast metabolism and yes, im a virgin and im almost 16. im really not sure if this is normal. its like im missing a part or something.





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    hello there i am 37 years old and am 5foot 4" i have PCOS which i understand this means i have a slow metabolism i have been going to the gym for the last 4 years and have been doing aerobics, spinning and Bodypump the rest of my body has change shape as expected from the activities i do however my stomach refuses to take shape and its getting me down i have drastically changed my diet and eat really healthy do you have any advice please on what i can do to help shift this problem.





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    Hi, I'm female and 17 years old and to start of with I have depression and anxiety so when things happen I comfort eat, I know to stop but I makes me feel abit better and has now become a habit. To add to this a lot of my family are overweight and with that I have been told I have a low metabolism. Within around a year and abit I have gone from a healthy 10.8 to 14.2 ( stone) and I can't seem to break the habit with eating when upset. Any tips on how to break this cycle and manage my weight would be great.





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    Hi I'm 17, and I've been conscious of my vagina for a long time. My vagina is very hairy even in the back part too. I get discharge but there is no smell. When I take a bath I'm normal and don't smell anything. But then later I get this milk like smell especially after I masturbate and also the anus smells fishy. I have a high metabolism and go to the toilet often. However I always make sure I wipe properly and after i take a dump I always wash myself. Although there has been a few times where I've seen little white things between the inside part of my vagina. Pls help I'm not quite sure if it's an infection





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    The white stuff that you see around your vagina is megma.. We all creat it in our vagina just some woman create more than others

    Hi, I am 43 and a stay at home mum. I had my first daughter almost 9 yrs ago and lost most of my baby weight and got back to 9.5 stone. However, after having my twins I have put on weight, I am only 5ft 3" and now weigh 12.5 stone. I have tried various diets and slimming pills, even hypnotherapy but nothing seems to work. My muscles in my stomach have parted and when I stand unless I pull my muscles in tightly I still look very pregnant! I have been taking Sertraline Anti-depressants for 6 years now, and also a anti-hestamine for hormonal itching. Could these tablets be slowing my metabolism down? I have put on 1.5 stone since the summer of 2012. This is making me feel very depressed and simply have no idea of what to do next?





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    i was 14 last october and i started my period when i was 13 last june, but my boobs haven't really grown since then, they've got slightly bigger but they're still aa:/ i think it's because i have high metabolism, because i eat so so much but never put on any weight. is the reason for my boobs not growing because of my high metabolism?





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    a person who is naturally really skinny is more likely to have smaller breasts, however at your age i wouldnt worry about it too much as your breasts can keep growing til you are 21.

    Trimethylalaminurea is a inbourne error of metabolism, and to be taken seriously. Symptoms are sweat that has a fish-like smell. Fish-like odours coming from vaginal discharge are not the same, those are mostly bacterial or fungal infections of the vaginal lining. They are to be treated by gyneacologists immediately. As for Trimethylaminurea, there are dietary advices that can be followed, but not enough case studies or systematic reviews have been done in this field. Mostly they conclude that the intake of trimethylamine could be decreased, and the effects of the precursors choline, carnitine and lysine are observed. Medical treatment may also help decreasing the symptoms of this symptom. The most serious impact this error of metabolism has, however, is the social impact.





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    I used to have a rash around my neck when I had an overactive thyroid - it was something to do with the metabolism.

    Hi, Im 16 years old and i consider myself to be SERIOUSLY overweight. Im about 17.5 Stone and about 5.5 Ft tall. What can i do to lose weight, and speed up my metabolism? I need help knowing what foods to eat as im finding it hard to get motivated. Please help. Many thanks.





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    hi i am 16 years old and i'm very fat. i weigh roughly about 12 stone. i have tried several diets and excercise routines with no prevail. it's very depressing and i'm very self concious. i think it may be my metabolism. is there any advice you can give me? :(





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    eat breakfast. its the most important meal of the day. if you eat a healthy one it will keep your metabolism high and youll burn more calories. also take the stairs as much as possible, bike to work, doing anything physical whenever you can, also drink lots of water.

    I am 15 goin on 16 and very underweight and i cant put any on no matter what I do. Everyone tells me i have a fast metabolism, but i dont think thats the raeson. im not growing i have been the same height for about 2 years and i eat quite alot, i have seen people take bars in films that hva e made them put on weight, would i be able to get these from my GP?





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    I have an underactive thyroid too and im not even 15 yet so as a result i gained 15 pounds. Try to exercise AT LEAST 30 mins every day. With a slow metabolism we burn on average 300 cals less each day depending on the severity of the condition.If you havent done so yet, see a doctor and they should prescribe you with levothyroxine.

    i am 21 years old, and i dont know if i have ibs,but everytime i eat something within the next half hour-hour i will be away to the toilet. it does not matter what i eat or when. i feel that i am not getting the full nutrition from my food, and when i went to my gp they just replied with ' i have a fast metabolism' ,please do you have any advice??





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    hi im 15 and about 15 stone...i know im obese but too be honest it doesnt bother me too much because i have frends whoa ccept me for who i am not what i look like.. yeah i get a lot of grief but my friends help me through it i advise anyone who is badly upset about it to go to the doctors and ask for a metabolism check sorta thing xxx hope i helps xx





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    Hi i have been to the doctors about not being about to put weight on and they did some tests and said i had a high metabolism but i dont know to do now as i eat loads of potatoes, rice, pasta and bread no matter what i eat how much i eat when i eat it. i never put weight on and im under weight im 6ft 1 and weigh 9 stone please can you help me? Thank you matthew





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    Hello, I am 19 5ft 7 and weigh around 19st . I have been eating healthier and doing regular exercise for about three month but only seem to be putting on around half a stone or more in a month and i am feeling the effects on my body. Have you any advise on healthy losing weight or to help speed up my metabolism. Please help im getting desparte now





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    Hi there. I was slim up until i went on to SSRIs at 28. My metabolism dropped and i gained two dress sizes in a month. I came off the SSRIs immediately. I am now 42, 5ft 5 and 18.8 stone. I eat healthy with daily veg. Not into sweet foods or junk. Deeply unhappy. I go to gym once a week also. I have low cholesterol and good BP. Can you advise what i can do please. Thank you.





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    I'm 14, coming up 15 in October and I started my period last June but my breasts haven't increased massively in size. I think It's because I have a high metabolism, as I eat SO much food but never seem to gain any weight. I want to put on weight so my breasts will grow.





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    I think I have slow metabolism.. I am on a very energetic fitness course and I only eat like 1300 a day but I can lose a thing.. I have been eating like this for about 3 months and I started exercising lots about 6 months ago and lost 3lbs quite quickly but I seem to stop completely.. I'm 17, weight 125lbs and I'm 5f2.. And I have a lot more muscle that normal girls...





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    hey. maybe perhaps speak to your GP about it? It might even just be the case that you have a very fast metabolism and your body just burns everything you eat. Try not to get too obsessed with putting weight on as maybe one day you will start to gain weight really easily. Just eat healthily and exercise a lot to gain muscle too:) hope this helps xo

    This is exactly the same as me! You aren't on your own! I am really small and I get called a midget, I haven't started my period and my friends are always going "That time of the month again! Just wanna be young again!" Well, it sucks. I just want to fit in! I visited my doctor and he said I have a very fast metabolism and it is quite irregular, I am 5 stone and 14 nearly 15, but I get teased and I got a 'back-handed compliment' from this girl "You would look so pretty if you put on some weight!" I physically can't no matter how much I eat, I can't.

    I've had ME since 2003 and over the last 3 years especially I've put on weight and become far less active. Every day is a struggle to keep going, to do a little more or, more usually, to do enough. I'm currently 13' 10", when I used to be a happy 10' 4". I have dietary restrictions which have grown increasingly severe over the last almost 10 years since glandular fever kicked off my ME. Have you tried aquatherapy? Simply walking in a pool - however briefly - can help you with increasing your metabolism without stressing your joints and heart. Don't lose hope.

    I feel that I need to loose some weight and people at my work have suggested the Acai Berry Diet and Digest It plan. Does anyone know if this can help ? It apparently help to detox and speed up you metabolism whilst suppressing your appetite slightly. Obviously you need to watch what you eat and excercise too but can this help slightly. I dont want to waste money and time on this if it wont help.





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    hi, im 17 years old, when i was 14 i went through a really traumatic stage, and i lost so much weight, i was smaller then a size 6, now 3 years on i have piled on the weight, i dont know whether it is because of my implant or whether my metabolism is messed up. but ever since i have put the weight on i have gained a load of stretch marks, they are on the inside of my legs to behind my knees, on my boobs, under my arms and on my hips, is there anything that i can do??? please...





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    i went through the exact same,best you can do about the stretch marks is to buy some palmers coca butter and for the weight gain it hasnt been scientificly proven but when i had the implant i pilled it on and havent long had it out and i can see the changes already,if your scared of not having a contraceptive talk to your gp and he/she will find the right one for you

    There is a product you can buy at Boots called Bio Oil which is specially designed for stretch marks and scarring which you use regularly and really makes a difference. My sister has a scar from appendix removal and it has faded dramatically. Moisturiser and time will help them to fade as well.

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