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The truth about weight loss

Television rarely provides balanced information on diet and weight loss, but the recent BBC series "The Truth About Food" was an exception. Topics covered included the benefits of protein, soup, and dairy, and the truth about your metabolism.

The Metabolism Lie:

The recent BBC series "The Truth About Food" presented some interesting facts about various aspects of our daily diets. One show looked at the issue of weight loss, and provided some solid information for those who are struggling to lose weight.

The main feature of the show looked at metabolism, which is the speed at which your body burns calories. If you are trying to lose or maintain weight, then your metabolic rate is of vital importance - if you can increase it you will burn more calories 24/7, if it falls, you will burn fewer.

On the show they attempted to lay to rest of what one might call The Metabolism Lie. We've all heard The Metabolism Lie, it goes something like this - "I hardly eat a thing, I'm overweight because I have a slow metabolism."

But is it true? Can you blame your metabolism for your weight gain?

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