Metabolism is how your body changes food into energy. If your body is slow at burning calories while you rest or sleep, you probably got that from your parents, through your genes.

Since you can’t change your genes, focus on your habits. One of the best ways to pep up your metabolism is to get more exercise. Having a high metabolism can also give you energy and make you feel better. Here are some telltale signs of slow metabolism that must warn you to reclaim your health.

Sugar Cravings

If you constantly crave for sugar and carbohydrates then it could be insulin resistance in play which in turn slowdowns your metabolism.

Depression

Your gut health is largely responsible for your mood and mental health, and your metabolism largely impacts your gut. Moreover, a slow metabolic rate slows down bodily functions including brain’s and the result could leave you feeling depressed.

Hormone imbalances

When your metabolism is slacking off, hormones can also get out of balance. You end up with dry, scaly skin and thinning hair. Check your mirror to see if you are thinning at the crown or if the ends of your eyebrows are getting sparse. Having trouble staying warm, especially in your extremities? You guessed it—that's another signal from your body that your metabolism could use a makeover.

Weight gain

With a slow metabolism, stubborn weight gain shows up—especially around the middle. You'll find that even the go-to workout routines and diets that worked in the past seem to have zero impact.