What a High or Low Metabolism Really Means
A high or low metabolism relates to the speed at which your body uses energy to operate. Low metabolism means the body burns fewer calories to function, high metabolism means more calories burned and, typically, less fat stored. But your metabolic rate and the calorie-to-energy-to-fat equation (that is, the calories you consume turn into energy that your body uses) is constantly varying. Your metabolism is not set in place.