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Dieting - one my least favorite things to do. Maybe you feel the same way. If you're trying to drop those pounds, then you know about all metabolism. yahoo.com has posted some of these common myths about the M word:
1. "Eating after 7 P.M. slows your metabolism." Calories consumed after dark are no more sinister than any others. But at nighttime, we're often exhausted, starving, or bored, so it's much easier to overdo it.
2. "The more slowly you lose weight, the easier it is to drop a lot." Actually, in an 18-month study, obese women who dropped pounds faster were five times more likely to lose 10% of their body weight than the "slow-and-steady" losers.
3. "To tone muscle, do more reps with lighter weights." Nope. The best way to build muscle is to work it to fatigue; 20 lifts with a too-light weight won't be as effective. Use a weight light enough to lift at least eight times, but heavy enough that lifting it more than 12 times is difficult.
WHODA THUNK, HUH? THERE'S MORE RIGHT HERE! - Loo