Bonus: They're simple.

Ever notice how some people can seemingly shed pounds with ease or consume weekly containers of Ben & Jerry's without repercussions? Blame differing metabolisms.

Your metabolism is like your own personal engine. It fuels your body's ability to burn fat. Genetic factors, along with your age and your sex are key influencers of your metabolic rate. Unfortunately, that means a "slower" metabolism isn't totally in your control. However, here's the good news: There are tricks to help get it in gear.

The Woman's Day video above breaks down several simple ways to boost your metabolism, from eating breakfast to getting a good night's rest. They still may not be good enough reasons to down a pint of ice cream -- but every little bit helps, right?

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