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Boosting Metabolism


Hi CT, from your experience what sort of time frame do you use for people who are coming off an eating disorder (like bulimia) to get their metabolisms back to normal. They probably have some mineral deficiencies and GI tract problems but once we deal with those, but how long does it take for metabolism to get back to normal? Thanks!


Well that all depends. For example, if the person has been suffering from severe eating disorders for a long time, then it is not uncommon that their muscles have atrophied to quite an extent. In that case, they have to get these muscles back before their metabolisms are entirely back to normal.

But in most cases, I would say that it doesn’t take much more than a couple of weeks of proper transition diet before you’ve made great progress when it comes to metabolism. Yet I still hold that it won’t come back over night.