Metabolism. There isn’t perhaps a more frequently used word in the
weight loss (and weight gain) vocabulary than this.
Indeed, it’s not uncommon to overhear people talking about their
struggles – or triumphs – over the holiday bulge or love handles in
terms of whether their metabolism is working, or not.
Doctors, too, often refer to metabolism when they try and explain
why starvation and water-loss diets aren’t scientifically of medically
responsible; since, alas, they do not influence or take into account
metabolism (there’s that word again!).