We've all been told that once we're out of high school and have 'stopped growing' when we hit adulthood our metabolism goes to sh*! But that's not the case.
Most of the time we don't know how to do the whole adult thing and take our new found independent freedom to do very teen things... Like buy all the junk food we want and chow down on it while we binge watch Netflix after work...
It's a totally great idea in the moment, but we end up regretting it a little later on. Unfortunately we don't have the metabolised of the Gilmore Girls and our sugar spree catches up with us. Then we have to do the whole exercise thing.
Obvs we haven't been taking our parents advice that our metabolisms will be slowing down and we need to gain some control... But of course, now that there's a professional study on it, we are reading our heads and our ears are ready to listen.
A statistician from UCLA, Nathan Yau, has published a study and data graph which pinpoints the act age most of our metabolisms slow down.
The graph clearly shows that once most of us hit 25, it slows down at the 200 calorie mark, which means we need to decrease our calorie intake to maintain a healthy weight.
The graph also shows that those who are active, particularly women, aren't eating enough, and those who live sedentary lives consume too much (on average).
The important factor to remember is that we don't just have to severely cut out calories, just a decrease and making sure we keep up the regular exercise (which is healthy for our bodies and minds!).
Keeping up the adult facade is hard, so let's make it a little easier and look after our bodies so we can still do all the things we did at 18!