What is a damaged metabolism? Well, nothing is really damaged. It’s just an expression. It means that your metabolic rate has dropped to the point where you have reached a weight loss plateau.
Despite eating properly and exercising, it’s taking you ages to lose weight and see a difference on the scales. The main reason for this is because many people try to rush their fat loss process by cutting down their calories drastically. This is also known as the starvation diet.
Once you do this, your body goes into shock and tries to hold on to its fat desperately. Due to the reduced calorie intake, your metabolism also drops and fat burning tapers off. It’s a vicious cycle.