Sarah discussed in her Sarah’s discovery for weight loss that having a good metabolism is critical to staying healthy and losing weight if necessary. It is best to get these four myths out of your head right away.

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Myth 1: Cardio is best for your metabolism


Cardio exercise helps burn calories faster, but it’s not necessarily the best way to get your metabolism going. If your goal is to increase your metabolism, you should rather go for exercises that reduce fat and build muscle so that your body can still work when you are at rest.


Myth 2: You have to eat less to be healthier


To lose weight, should you reduce your calorie intake or eat less because it stimulates your metabolism? That’s not true. Changes in eating habits lead to weight loss, but they do not automatically stimulate the metabolism. A sudden change in calorie intake can even slow it down. The best strategy here is not just to eat little, but rather to eat the right thing at the right time.

Myth 3: The metabolism of men and women works the same


Men and women differ anatomically and, for example, in terms of hormones. They also lose weight to varying degrees. The assumption behind this is often that a metabolism that also functions differently is responsible for it. But that’s not true. Rather, different weight loss is related to muscle mass, bones and the aging process of the body.

Myth 4: Green tea is the best way to stimulate your metabolism


Green tea is said to be a true metabolism booster. This is only partly true, because if you drink green tea, but eat unhealthily and do not exercise, the cup of tea during the day will not work miracles.