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Met abolism. There isn’ t perhaps a more f requent ly used word in t he
weight loss (and weight gain) vocabulary t han t his.
Indeed, it ‘ s not uncommon t o overhear people t alking about t heir
st ruggles – or t riumphs – over t he holiday bulge or love handles in
t erms of whet her t heir met abolism is working, or not .
Doct ors, t oo, of t en ref er t o met abolism when t hey t ry and explain
why st arvat ion and wat er-loss diet s aren’ t scient if ically of medically
responsible; since, alas, t hey do not inf luence or t ake int o account
met abolism (t here’ s t hat word again! ).
So, f or all of t he usage t hat t his rat her daunt ing and biologically-
charged word enj oys in our world, you’ d comf ort ably assume t hat
people underst and it , right ?
Or, at least , t hey have some f undament al inf ormat ion when it
comes t o how t o speed up t heir met abolism, right ?
Towards Understanding Metabolism
Regret t ably, many people simply don’ t underst and t he concept of
met abolism and met abolic change. This, equally as regret t ably, is
hardly t heir f ault .