Why should I know my metabolic rate before I begin a weight loss program?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
To begin a weight loss program, you need to figure out your metabolic rate based on your age, height, weight and activity level. This data will help determine how many calories your body can consume before you actually start putting on weight. Then you'll learn how to adjust that number so you can boost your metabolism and start losing pounds.
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