February 2020 - Optimal Fitness
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Matthew Quigley

Most of Us Misunderstand Metabolism. Here Are 9 Facts to Clear That Up.

We talk about metabolism like it’s something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You’ve seen the articles headlined “Boost your metabolism” or “Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight.”

But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still somewhat mysterious, biological process.

Here are nine facts to help you understand metabolism, and how to think about it in the context of weight gain and weight loss.

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Matthew Quigley

Does ‘Calories in vs. Calories out’ Really Matter?

However, some people insist that the type of food you eat matters much more than the number of calories it contains — both in terms of weight loss and long-term health. This article investigates whether the “calories in versus calories out” model really matters.

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