- ‘Slow’ is the wrong way to describe a metabolic rate that needs fewer calories to give the body the energy it needs. In fact, we should be thinking of metabolic rates in terms of “efficient” and “inefficient”. A rate that burns fewer calories to get the same job done is more efficient. So slower metabolic rates are efficient and higher metabolic rate are inefficient.
- Whether your metabolic rate is fast, slow, efficient or inefficient has no bearing on whether it’s more or less difficult for you to maintain a healthy body weight. In the end, that will always come down to how many calories of energy you eat versus how much you burn.