3. Your Metabolism May Not Speed up

Related to #2, your attempt to lose weight may be seen by your body as a message of impending starvation—so it retaliates.

You would think your body would speed up to match that extra bounce in your step you felt after that last jog. But no. For many of us, our bodies will stubbornly maintain the same lousy metabolic rate (rate of burning calories) that we had before exercise. Or—even worse—for some folks, the metabolic rate slows, as their bodies seek to hold onto the remaining calories—for who knows what? An exceedingly long winter?

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