Knowing Your Metabolism

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Bobby enters the house and he has a look in his eye, he’s rocking back and forth on the balls of his feet, just waiting to burst.
“Yes, Bobby, what are beaming at the rim to tell me?”

Unable to contain himself now, he burst forth with information. “I was talking to Chucky Tuna across the fence a few minutes ago. Chucky mentioned that his sister’s friend, who told him that since he was big-boned, and getting older, his metabolism has slowed down and get this, ‘THAT’ was why he put on those extra dozen pounds.” He was smiling now confident that he stumped me. “Wait, wait. Why are you shaking your head?” He asked.

I’m sure you’ve probably heard something along Bobby’s justification and obviously, if it’s spoken enough and with conviction, it must be true right? Wrong. Let’s talk about metabolism. Everybody, and every living thing, has a metabolism and it often gets the blame for weight gain. This has been the subject to numerous studies, research and articles. The Mayo Clinic (insert article citation) Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. The great thing about the human body is it’s a giant machine which constantly burns energy, even when we are at rest or sleep. This burning of calories is known as your Basal Metabolic Rate, which is the minimum calorie requirement to sustain basic processes such as your heart pumping, circulation of blood around the body, and regulating the body’s core functions. These are calories the

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