The desire to lose weight and stay fit is becoming more and more difficult to satisfy. The good news is that finding ways to manage your weight and keep it at the level you want is not impossible. It starts with finding ways to boost the rate at which your body burns the fuel you put into it - in other words, the rate of your metabolism. When it comes to whether you lose or gain weight, there is just one simple formula: if you eat more calories than you burn through activity, you will gain weight. If you burn more calories than you eat, then you will lose weight. Finding ways to speed up your metabolism will help you come out on the right side of this equation more often than not. This book contains a guide to the types of food you should eat and types of food you should avoid. There are recipes, exercises and other tips to help you take charge of your metabolism. You will find new strategies for managing your diet and putting together an exercise plan that will help you achieve long-term, sustained weight loss.