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The term “underactive metabolism” is thrown around a lot, and is often blamed for difficulty losing weight. So, what does it actually mean? A slow or underactive metabolism is simply the result of hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland fails to produce the necessary amount of the hormone thyroxine. This can be due to an iodine deficiency, autoimmune conditions such as Hashimoto’s, or many other reasons. The thyroid gland is found in your throat, and is made up of a left and a right half. The thyroid may be small, but it can have a big impact when it misfunctions! How...

  NEAT. It’s a term that many from the general population may not have heard of. In fact, it’s a term many health professionals may not have heard of. Yet, it is one of the main factors in dictating whether an individual is able to maintain weight loss/prevent weight regain.   NEAT stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis. It sound’s scary, but put simply, it is all the energy that is expended from activities other than planned exercise. Such activities include: brushing your teeth, walking upstairs, doing the dishes, and even fidgeting. Even these trivial activities accumulate throughout the day to add up to...