The Truth Behind The Top 5 Nutrition Myths

by Registered Dietitian and Professor of Nutrition, Charlene M. Wang, MS, RD, CHTP

Charlene Wang has been helping people meet their health and fitness goals in California and Colorado for a decade. She is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian with professional certifications in Alternative Nutrition, Applied Kinesiology and Energy Healing. Her professional services include health risk assessments, weight loss plans, food sensitivity testing, disease prevention education, personalized health coaching, a variety of nutrition, and health education classes, and energy healing therapy.

Charlene has been teaching Nutrition, Health & Wellness courses for DeVry University since 2016. She offices at an integrative health clinic called the International Health & Wellness Center located within the Garden of the Gods Collection.

FALSE CLAIM: Our Metabolic Rates Are Unchangeable.
There are various factors that influence the human metabolism. Factors include age, medications, genetics, hormonal changes, body fat percentage, the thermal effect of food, the list goes on. The truth is that we can boost metabolism by increasing lean muscle mass. In a nutshell, muscle burns more calories per hour than fat. People with lean, muscular bodies require more calories to function than people with a higher body fat percentage.
Muscle tissue will burn 7 to 10 calories daily per pound. Fat only burns 2 to 3 calories daily per pound. Therefore, the best way to benefit from the calorie-burning potential of your muscles is to get moving and use them routinely. Use it or lose it!