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Revving up your metabolism can help you burn calories and lose weight. Test your metabolism smarts with this quiz.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which of these phrases describes what your resting metabolism is?

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The correct answer is: Resting metabolism is the sum of calories used to keep your body's systems going all day -- in other words, the calories burned by the brain, heart, kidneys and all organs and cells in the body. This is also called your basal metabolic rate (BMR).

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

Which of these factors determines your metabolism?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Your metabolism is determined by a combination of the three: your resting metabolic rate, how much physical activity you get and the calories used to digest and absorb food.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Which component of your metabolism is the easiest to control?

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The correct answer is: You can control how much physical activity you get in a day, which means the number of calories burned in physical activity are the most variable part of metabolism and also the component over which you have the most control.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which of these factors influences your metabolism?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Your age, sex and hereditary (inherited) factors all influence your metabolism. But those aren't the only things that affect your metabolism.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

Having more of which of these will increase your metabolism?

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The correct answer is: Muscle tissue burns more calories than fat tissue, so a person with a lower body fat percentage will have a higher metabolism and burn more calories at rest than a person of the same weight with a higher body fat percentage.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

True or false: Breathing increases your metabolic rate.

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The correct answer is: This is true. As you breathe deeply, your body's temperature rises. As the temperature rises and stays increased, you burn more calories. Learning to breathe properly and practicing deep-breathing techniques can be a boost to your metabolism.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

Which of these boosts your metabolism?

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The correct answer is: One of the best ways to boost your metabolism and keep it running evenly is to eat meals throughout the day, spreading your calories around. Skipping meals ups the chances your body will store calories as fat.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

What eating schedule is ideal for keeping your metabolism running evenly?

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The correct answer is: Eat regular three meals a day, plus two healthy snacks, in order to keep your metabolism running and burning evenly.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

How quickly after waking up should you eat in order to prevent your body from lowering your metabolism?

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The correct answer is: Eat within an hour of waking up in order to keep your body from going into hunger overdrive and lowering your metabolism.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

True or false: Regular exercise will increase your overall metabolic rate.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Adding an exercise program to your life will increase your overall metabolic rate. This addition of exercise can and will increase your lean muscle mass, which means you'll increase your metabolic rate on a daily basis.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

Which of these salad ingredients is a metabolism booster?

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The correct answer is: Pickled peppers can boost your metabolism. The acid in the peppers' vinegar helps prevent fat storage in the body. Also, peppers contain capsaicin, the compound that makes them hot and also helps your body burn more energy.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

Your body will burn twice as many calories digesting which of these nutrients?

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The correct answer is: Your body burns twice as many calories by digesting proteins than it does when digesting carbs.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

Which of these foods can boost your metabolism and help you burn more fat?

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The correct answer is: Some research does suggest that grapefruits are metabolism boosters.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: People who are chronic dieters likely have a slow metabolism as a result of their dieting.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Studies show that people who significantly restrict their calorie intake (diet) also greatly reduce their thyroid hormone production. The thyroid hormone is responsible for driving the metabolism and boosting the metabolic rate.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

Which of these beverages can help boost your metabolism?

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The correct answer is: Green tea has powerful EGCG antioxidants that speed up your body’s metabolism and burn more calories.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

True or false: Short bursts of exercise can instantly boost your metabolism.

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The correct answer is: This is true. When you exercise in short bursts, you wake up your muscles, causing them to immediately demand more calories and then burn them fast. That's a quick boost for your metabolism.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

Which of these vegetables can boost your metabolism?

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The correct answer is: Broccoli contains two effective ingredients to help boost the metabolism: calcium and vitamin C. Vitamin C helps your body absorb more calcium, which in turn acts as a metabolic trigger.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

True or false: Sweating is a good indication that your metabolism has increased during a workout.

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The correct answer is: This is true. There's no way to directly measure how your metabolic rate changes from workout to workout, but a good gauge is how you sweat. As you burn calories at a higher rate, you'll begin to perspire sooner into your workout and more than usual.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Eating which of these meals helps increase your metabolism?

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The correct answer is: Your metabolism slows while you sleep and will not rev back up again until you eat -- breakfast jump-starts your metabolism.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

True or false: Being vitamin B deficient can prevent your metabolism from working correctly.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Though taking vitamins does not boost your metabolism, having a vitamin deficiency can slow it -- particularly vitamin B deficiency. Taking supplements and eating more vitamin B-rich foods such as fish, dairy, eggs, beans and nuts can help return your levels to normal, which will help your metabolism work more efficiently.

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