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Mythbustin’ #1 - Metabolism, is it slowing your weight loss?

Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to say that my Photoshop skills have developed over the years to be halfway decent, having to make T-Shirt designs for myself, but I can unequivocally say that I have outdone myself with the logo of the show.



“Mythbustin’” will be a semi regular segment on the Made To Excel Fitness Podcast where I confirm or dispel different fitness facts from around the social media stratosphere. The first “Mythbustin’” segment can be found in episode 10 of the podcast if it tickles your fancy to give it a listen.


Anywho, you’re here now, let’s get this party started!


Metabolism.


Odds are you’ve blamed your metabolism for something before. Either it’s the reason you can’t lose weight, or you can’t gain weight.


Coaches all along the internet as well, gaslight the idea of metabolism having a profound effect on the way we manage weight. Trainers promote “Metabolic Workouts” that’ll help you burn more calories than normal. And one trainer in particular (I ain’t gonna name names, but you’ve probably seen him before), with a huge audience claims that there is one secret food you’ve never heard of can BOOST your metabolism and help you reclaim the body you’ve always wanted.

Interesting claims.


Let’s dive right in.


“Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. During this complex biomechanical process, calories in food and beverage are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function.” - Mayoclinic

Essentially your body will use what you consume as energy for your body to be fueled. How much “fuel” you need will vary from person to person.


Classically, people will look at cases like Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, who ate 8-10k calories PER DAY as proof of people having widely varying metabolic needs, and they’re right...to an extent.