The 7 Biggest Myths About Metabolism -- Busted!

January 9, 2015 5:24 PM

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High metabolism: It's the Holy Grail of weight loss, the mysterious, magical method by which we burn fat all day, all night, even when we sleep -- if only we could crank it up. Marketers know we're buying metabolism fixes: A quick Google search for "metabolism" turns out some 75 million hits -- more than "obesity," (10M) "weight loss," (34M) and "Kate Upton" (1.4M) combined!

It's obvious why: In theory, a "metabolism boost" is the easiest way to burn fat. Metabolism refers to the process by which your body converts the calories you eat into energy -- the stuff that fuels everything you do, from growing your hair to breathing in air. The more efficiently you burn off tho...

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