Metabolism is a fancy word for how your body regulates energy consumption. It has a lot to do with how easy (or not) it is for you to lose weight

All other things being equal, someone with a higher metabolism burns more calories at rest than someone with a lower metabolism, and can therefore get away with eating more food—even junk food. But a high metabolism isn’t a privilege reserved for a select few who were lucky enough to be born with it. You can raise yours and reap the benefits.

Here are the eight best things you can do.