- Heavier people generally have higher metabolic rates than skinny folks to meet the fuel demands of their larger bodies.
- Crash dieting can permanently slow a person’s metabolic rate
- Low carb diets don’t always improve fat utilisation
- There’s a lot of variation in how people respond to diets and exercises, and so far, no single approach has worked to help everybody.
Journalist Julia Belluz reported on her experience spending a day inside a metabolic chamber in her article “What I learned about weight loss from spending a day inside a metabolic chamber”.
It highlights why so much of the one-size-fits-all weight loss advice we’re steeped in is so frustrating and futile for so many.