Sunday, April 27, 2008
You On A Diet, by Dr Oz
I'm reading "You on a Diet" by Dr Oz. It's actually very good and I'm learning some stuff I never knew. For example, I thought all fat was just under the skin. I had no idea it floats around in your blood and accumulates around your internal organs, under your muscle (see picture).
I also thought this was interesting: "Every pound of muscle burns 40 to 120 calories per day just to sustain itself, while every pound of fat feeds on only 1 to 3 calories. Day after day, that's a huge difference in your metabolic rate and your daily calorie burn... If you don't intentionally rebuild muscle through exercise, every 10 years you'll need to eat 120 to 420 fewer calories each day to maintain your current weight."