Have you ever wondered why some people can eat like a horse and stay slim and slender, yet the mere sight of food can have others piling on the weight? The answer to this lies in your metabolism! If a slow metabolism is tipping your scales higher than you’d like, the good news is that you can improve it! Genetics are the most important factor in basal metabolic rate, or BMR, which is the amount of energy you burn up on a daily basis just to live and breathe. However building muscle, exercising and eating healthy, whole foods will boost your BMR drastically!