"Metabolism can be affected by foods eaten, exercise, alcohol, sleep, hormones and of course, genetics...
Foods that can help increase your metabolism are foods of fiber, protein and calcium.
Exercise can speed up your metabolism through interval training and weight training.
Staying away from alcohol keeps your metabolism running faster.
Getting enough quality sleep can increase your body's fat burning process.
Unbalanced hormones can throw your metabolism off. You may want to get a blood test to check your hormones to make sure your hormones are in balance. Balanced hormones helps keep your weight in balance!
As far as genetics go... Be born with skinny genes!"
--from my book "Real Health Real Life."