8 Easy Ways to Kick-Start Your Metabolism
Ramp it up
By Kate Ashford
Raise a hand if you have a fast metabolism. Anyone? Truth is, we all think our metabolic rate is slowwwand assume that speeding it up would require two-hour runs and boot camp till we're wrecked.
Not so. In fact, all the little decisions you make about eating and moving make a big difference in your calorie-torching ability.
"Your metabolism isn't fixed," says exercise physiologist Gary Ditsch. "You can impact it significantly with your daily activity and diet." Adopt a few of these strategies to get the metabolism you cravein the time you have.