Fat Loss Myths Part 1: Overweight People Have Slow Metabolism

Myth: People who are overweight have slower metabolic rates.

Truth: With rare exceptions, people who are overweight have metabolic rates similar to or higher than lean people.

Studies comparing the resting energy expenditure of overweight people and lean people show little difference in basal metabolic rates. The ones that do show a difference show overweight people have higher metabolic rates.

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