The Truth of Metabolism: Is Fast Metabolism Good for weight loss ?

Is Fast Metabolism Good? 


You may probably hear of people complaining about their weight gain due to their slow metabolism. On the other hand, some people have the abilities to eat more than others without any weight gain. However, do you know what the truth behind it is?  Is it true that metabolism is related with weight gain/loss?

What is metabolism¹ ?

Metabolism is a complex biochemical process that involves in energy production for immediate use or stored in the body for later use to enable your body to function properly. The energy produced is used to carry out various functions such as regulating hormonal balance, involving in cell growth, and repairing process, circulating blood, digestion and breathing function of the body.



Is it good to have fast metabolism for long term effect 1, 2, 3?

Majority of people may think that is it good to have a fast metabolism and you may often come across with the posts on how to boost/speed up your metabolism. However, have you ever thought of its bad in a long run?

Disadvantages of having fast metabolism in long term:

• You may suffer from nutrient deficiency/malabsorption
• May affect your blood glucose level during the day and result in irregular heart rate, sweat too much and irritability.
• Fast metabolism is shown to be associated with increased mortality rate as having high BMR representing a person may have poor health condition, hormonal imbalance and undernutrition. All these issues can be very dangerous to your health.
The key of maintaining your overall health status is to have a balanced metabolism. That’s why it is essential for you to perform a personalized blood analysis test to find out your metabolism state and what can be improved in the future.
Get yourself a Metabolic profiling test and find a metabolic consultant now!

Where to have Metabolic test and healthy lifestyle programme in Malaysia ?

Personalized Metabolism Programme is available
in Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur.

The Laureate provides a comprehensive
Metabolism programme in Petaling Jaya which includes :

1. Metabolic Test :

  • Get your Personal Metabolic Report
  • Metabolic Health Pioneer in Malaysia.


2. Interpretation of Metabolic Report & Your DNA Profiling , which tells you :
Body response to certain exercise and food
Genetic effect on cardiovascular health
Detoxification, Inflammation

3. A sustainable Metabolic Repair plan :
Wellness diet plan consultation session Aim to fit your genes, personal goal, and healthy lifestyle
Find out exercise, diet type suits you the most
Any preventive healthcare supplement needed for hidden disease?
Detoxification, body reshaping treatment needed?

4. Lifelong monitoring and care by professional Nutrigenomic practitioner.



Bottom line4

In short, fast metabolizer metabolize foods too quickly and it may affect nutrient absorption and the growth and development of your muscle. On the other hand, slow metabolism may lead to weight gain issues such as fats accumulates in abdominal area and liver and this is the starting point to develop heart diseases, strokes, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Having a balanced metabolism does not only help in fat loss, but it could also help to minimize cancer risks, improves the skin immune system as well as promotes hormones balance. Hence, it is important to ensure that your body have a balanced and healthy metabolism to perform daily life and improve overall well-being. 

Written by: Wern Lli Yap, nutritionist, Bsc (Hons) Food Science and Nutrition 


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