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This isn't a complicated medical text, so we won’t spend an unnecessary
       amount of time focusing on the layered complexity of the human body and
       its extraordinary intelligence.  However, it is helpful to look at the biological
       mechanisms behind metabolism briefly.

       Metabolism, as mentioned above, is the process of transforming
       food (e.g. nutrients) into fuel (e.g., energy).

       The body uses this energy to conduct a vast array of essential functions.
       Your ability to read this page - literally - is driven by your metabolism.  If
       you had no metabolism – or metabolic process – that was converting food
       into energy, then you wouldn't be able to move!

       In fact, long before you even realized that you couldn't move, your internal

       processes would have stopped; because the basic building blocks of life
       (circulating blood, transforming oxygen into carbon dioxide, expelling
       potentially lethal wastes through the kidneys, etc., etc.) all depend on

       While you may struggle with unwanted weight gain due to metabolic factors,
       you certainly have a functioning metabolism. If you didn't, you wouldn't
       even be able to speak because that, too, requires energy that comes from…

       While we commonly refer to the metabolic process (metabolism) as if it
       were a single function, it's really a catch-all term for countless functions that
       are taking place inside the body.

       Every second of every minute of every day of your life, even when you sleep,
       numerous chemical conversions are taking place through metabolism, or
       “metabolic functioning”.
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