Metabolism is the amount of energy (calories) your body burns to maintain itself. Whether you are
eating, drinking, sleeping, cleaning etc.. your body is constantly burning calories to keep you going.
Metabolism is affected by your body composition. Body composition is the amount of muscle you have
versus the amount of fat. Muscle uses more calories to maintain itself than fat. People who are more muscular
(and have a lower percentage of body fat) are said to have a higher metabolism than others that are less muscular. For example, let's say you have two people who are the exact same height and weight. One exercises on a regular basis with weights, in addition to aerobic exercise, and has a low percentage of body fat. The other never exercises and has a higher percentage of body fat. The first person who exercises will have a higher metabolism than the second person. What this basically means is that person #1's body will use more calories to sustain itself than person #2.
Begin to exercise and stop dieting. If you've never exercised before, make sure you see a doctor
before beginning a new exercise program.
You can increase your muscle mass by doing some type of resistance work like lifting weights, using
exertubes, rubberbands, dynabands, hand weights. You can also decrease your level of body fat by
doing some type of aerobic exercise at least 3 days a week for longer than 20 minutes. Aerobic Exercises
can include walking, jogging, step aerobics, hi/low aerobics, biking, swimming. These Exercises will help increase your heartrate into the target zone and keep it there for the duration of the exercise session. You also need to eat, do not diet, just watch the types of foods you eat. Try to eat a diet that is lower in fat (check the labels on the foods that you buy).
By implementing an exercise program and taking Fat Burner, you should start to lose fat soon after.