Ah, the M word. If you were lucky enough to hit the genetic jackpot and score a metabolism that burns calories at lightning speed, then hey, good for you! (Okay, yes that was slightly bitter, but seriously, enjoy it.)
But, if you’re like the majority of us, your body’s hormonally charged calorie burner hums along at a so-so pace — and for that, you can thank not only Mom and Dad, but also your age, weight, and body type. The result: you’ve got to work pretty darn hard eating a ton of salads and hitting up SoulCycle so that you don’t saddle your body more calories than it can handle.
However, we have good news: According to Scott Isaacs, MD, an endocrinologist in Atlanta, Georgia, and author of Hormonal Balance: How to Lose Weight by Understanding Your Hormones and Metabolism, there are a handful of small changes you can make to prevent calories from turning into fat...and basically transform your weight fate. Yeah, we thought you might want to keep reading.