The concepts of metabolism, energy balance, and weight loss and management can feel really complicated and overwhelming. So let's break it down and cover the most important concepts: First, the food you eat is either stored in your body or used as fuel. Your metabolism is the process in your body that turns food into usable energy, so if your metabolism is slow, you're going to have a harder time "burning off" those calories and they will instead be stored in your fat cells—making it a lot more difficult to lose weight.
We want to do everything we can to maintain our health on the outside, but the truth is that what you see on the outside starts on the inside. And by simply leveraging what we know about the way our biochemistry works, we can hack our way to a faster metabolism. Here, my friend, is your functional medicine guide to rehabilitating and revving up your metabolism: