Your Toughest Diet Dilemmas Solved
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- Can I Cheat?
- Wheat vs. Whole Wheat
- Can I Eat at Night?
- When Will I See It on the Scale?
- What's the Deal with Sugar Substitutes?
- Help! I'm Still Starving After a Salad!
- What Happens to My Body Fat When I Drop Pounds?
- How Can I Boost My Metabolism?
- Low Carb vs. Low Fat
- Should I Eat Before Hitting the Gym?
- How Important Are Supplements?
- Food Additives and Hyperactivity
- Do I Need to Go Organic?
How Can I Boost My Metabolism?Can eating certain foods increase my metabolism?
No. When it comes to diet, the only thing you can do to up the rate at which you burn calories is to eat small meals throughout the day, says McManus. Shoot for three meals and two snacks daily, or five mini meals, eating every three to four hours. Keep in mind that not eating can slow metabolism. "When you don't eat, your body perceives this as a threat of starvation. As a result, it slows your metabolism in order to hang on to whatever calories you do consume," she says. The real key to revving your metabolism is exercise.
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