Friday, December 21, 2012

What Does 'Fast Metabolism' Mean?

Metabolism describes the amount of calories the body needs while resting.

   

While you and I say "fast metabolism," scientists use the phrase high "basal metabolic rate," or the amount of calories the body needs while resting. The misconception is that thin people always have a high basal metabolic rate.

It is true that muscle requires more calories than fat. In fact, a pound of fat burns about 10 calories and a pound of muscle burns nearly 30, said Catherine Kotz, who studies how the brain regulates energy balance at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

For the rest of the story: http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/272-what-does-fast-metabolism-mean.html

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