Most people believe they know the basic formula for weight loss: caloric output should be greater than caloric intake. Unfortunately, your metabolism is more complicated than you might realize. Common metabolic myths are a major reason that formula rarely works long-term.
One of the biggest misconceptions is that your metabolism is permanently set by genetics. While genetics play a part, it’s greatly influenced by your lifestyle choices. Falling for the simplicity of the “more calories out than in” myth can actually be detrimental to your health. For example, a candy bar and a plate with five ounces of grass-fed beef and broccoli both have about 250 calories. If the myth were true, then your body would handle these options in the same way — but that’s not the case.