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Are You Burning Enough Calories?

Are You Burning Enough Calories?

by Camille Noe Pagán

Anyone who's seen a skinny Minnie gobble whatever she wants and not gain an ounce knows how unfair the genetic lottery can be. Even if you're not blessed with a super-speedy metabolism, see how you can get your body to use up more calories in order to keep those extra pounds at bay.

What's a good way to get your metabolism revved up? 
1 of 7 questions

Option A

Take herbal supplements like green tea extract

Option B

Eat breakfast

Option C

Stick to a low-carb diet

Option D

Dine on only raw foods at least one day a week

What won't slow your metabolism down? 
2 of 7 questions

Option A

Getting older

Option B

Menopause

Option C

Being pregnant

Option D

Not exercising

Which of the following can mess with your metabolism?  
3 of 7 questions

Option A

Skipping meals

Option B

Consuming too few calories

Option C

Overexercising

Option D

All of the above

Constantly munching throughout the day helps you burn more calories.  
4 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

Gaining a lot of weight is a sign that: 
5 of 7 questions

Option A

Your metabolism isn't working.

Option B

You're taking in more calories than your body needs.

Option C

You've got really bad genes.

Option D

You're getting less than an hour of exercise daily.

The single best way to boost your metabolism is to do strength training. 
6 of 7 questions

Option A

True

Option B

False

The metabolism you're born with: 
7 of 7 questions

Option A

Is the one you're stuck with forever.

Option B

Fluctuates constantly and is unpredictable.

Option C

Stems from a combo of your parents' metabolisms.

Option D

Changes based on your diet and exercise habits.