Your metabolism is a collection of all the small chemical reactions taking place in your body that work to keep you alive. These reactions are fueled by burning up the calories that exist in all the food you eat. If you eat more calories than you need to power these reactions, the excess food energy will be stored as fat. Each person’s metabolism is different, just like every person is different. Throughout July we’ll be exploring the different ways metabolisms work, and how understanding your own metabolism can help you become healthier.
While some people are naturally thin, others struggle with losing weight and keeping it off, but why is this? In today’s blog post, Osama Hamdy, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Obesity Program at Joslin Diabetes center, explains why some people are more susceptible to weight gain than others.