Get To Know Your Metabolic Rate

Original Article : Get To Know Your Metabolic Rate
by : Duncan Isenhower
From : fitdel.com

While you’ve probably seen a few dozen, hundred, thousand, million(?) posts about how to lose weight, some and perhaps most of what you’ve seen is surrounded in marketing hype. Dr. Oz, in his infinite (or is it finite?) tele-evangilistic wisdom has touted no less than 16 miracle cures for weight loss in his 5 years on the air. Pomeroy, writing for Real Clear Science, did the research and reviewed all of Oz’s transcripts. Raise your hand if you’re surprised that green coffee extract, raspberry ketone, Garcinia cambogia or (enter fad here) didn’t make a dent in the obesity epidemic. Pomeroy closes his blog with the following two sentences that I believe capture the idea of a weight loss pill, “…equally ridiculous is the notion of a weight-loss “miracle.” From his trusted position, Dr. Oz simply masquerades marketing as medicine, trumpeting outlandish claims on the backs of poorly conducted science and insignificant data. In the end, it’s all for ratings.” You can read all of Pomeroy’s blog at RealClearScience.com…

Notwithstanding the myriad of miracle weight loss pills, potions, routines, machines, and who-knows what else, its really simple math. How much do you eat vs how much do you burn? I can hear you out there shouting at me, “If its so easy, why can’t I lose weight, you friggin’ egghead?!!!” Let me clarify, the math is easy. Getting that equation to balance in your favor (whether you’re trying to lose like most people, or gain weight) is the challenging part.

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