The Claim: Adding an extra pound of muscle to your body causes you to burn about 50 more calories per day Answer: FACTOID Muscle tissue only burns about 5 calories per day. This is a well established scientific fact that you can easily verify with a quick browse through the scientific literature. The most metabolically active tissues are your internal organs (heart, … [Read more...] about 1 pound of muscle burns 50 calories per day
The Claim: Your metabolic rate is determined by your fat free mass Answer: FACT Your metabolic rate is most closely correlated with your fat free mass (lean body mass). Your fat free mass is all the parts of your body that aren't fat (rather obvious explanation)...this includes organs, bones, skeletal muscles and extracellular water. The most metabolically active … [Read more...] about Metabolic rate is determined by Fat Free Mass
The Claim: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and kickstarts your metabolism. If you skip breakfast you’ll overeat at the end of the day and you won’t perform as well at work/school. Answer: FACTOID Eating breakfast has no special effect on your metabolism or metabolic rate as it were. If you like to eat breakfast then by all means go ahead, but don't … [Read more...] about Breakfast – the Most Important Meal of the Day?
You're unique, just like a snowflake...you're one of a kind...just like everybody else! So here is your special bear to make you feel good about being so special. Ok so now that we've all stroked our ego's enough and reminded ourselves that we're 'special' lets get down to the business of exercise and diet. I hate to have to be the one to break this to you (actually … [Read more...] about What Makes You Special? Hint – It’s not Your Body
#10 – Obese people have slower basal metabolic rates than non-obese people Answer: FALSE This is a common fallacy to assume that obese or overweight people have a slower metabolic rate and that they are somehow just not burning enough calories. From here the thinking is they can lose weight by increasing their metabolism and in turn increase the amount of calories … [Read more...] about 10 Obese People have a Slower Metabolic Rate – Answer