Despite the current health and wellness craze, weight gain and obesity continue to rise. Whether a person gains or loses weight is a basic equation of calories consumed vs calories expended. There are three key areas of calorie expenditure, one of the most important being resting energy. Also known as “metabolism,” resting energy expenditure accounts for 60% to 75% of calories expended daily and plays a key role in weight wellness. This white paper explores energy balance, the importance of metabolism and how an extract from capsicum peppers can swing the equation in favor of healthy weight management.