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Metabolism Via telehealth in Missouri and Texas

Your metabolism is a measurement of how efficiently your body converts the calories you eat into energy for your cells. Joseph Moleski, DO, can help improve your metabolism through a personalized wellness or weight management program at STL Medical Weight Loss in Chesterfield, Missouri. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about the factors influencing your metabolism today.

Metabolism Q&A

What is my metabolism?

Your metabolism is the rate at which your body burns calories and turns food into energy. If you have a slow metabolism, you’ll likely gain or have trouble losing weight. Consequently, fast metabolism makes it easier to manage your weight.

The speed of your metabolism without any physical activity is called your basal metabolic rate (BMR). You have a higher BMR if you have lots of muscle, which is one of many reasons why exercise is crucial for efficient metabolism. 

The amount of food you eat and the exercise you get can influence your metabolism too. While your rate of digestion doesn’t change, your body burns more calories the more you move during the day, including intentional exercise and necessary movements like walking around the house. 

Which conditions can impact my metabolism?

Several conditions can impact your metabolism, some of which are caused by your long-term eating habits, lack of exercise, and stress. STL Medical Weight Loss specializes in treating:

Insulin resistance

Insulin resistance causes excess weight to collect around your abdomen and thighs while slowing down your metabolism. 

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of conditions, including high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and high cholesterol. Many people with metabolic syndrome collect excess body fat around the waist. These conditions increase your risk of more severe conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. 

Type 2 diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, you can no longer use your body’s natural supply of insulin effectively for calorie conversion into energy. 

How can I improve my metabolism?

At STL Medical Weight Loss, Dr. Moleski examines you and reviews your medical history. He also uses blood testing to measure various parameters like blood sugar and cholesterol. 

You can partake in a personalized wellness program at STL Medical Weight Loss to improve your metabolism and manage your weight. It may involve:


  • Nutrition and dietary guidance
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Stress management
  • Appetite-suppressant injections (semaglutide or tirzepatide)

Your personalized program targets your specific health concerns, including prediabetes, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, or obesity. 

To learn more about how your metabolism works and the various conditions that influence it, call STL Medical Weight Loss or schedule an appointment online today.