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Some people eat a lot, but they never get fat, why? What about the vice-versa?

  1. SakinaNasir53 profile image97
    SakinaNasir53posted 18 months ago

    Some people eat a lot, but they never get fat, why? What about the vice-versa?

    Three years back in high school, I had seen many students eating like there was no tomorrow. But they never seemed to "gain" on their bodies.
    While there are some people who don't eat much, but have belly fat or look a bit healthy.
    What's the secret here? How do bodies work differently and why?

  2. LoisRyan13903 profile image82
    LoisRyan13903posted 18 months ago

    When I was in college many moons ago, one of my classes talked about a set-point theory, where each person where each person has a certain weight which will fluctuate by only a couple of pounds during their adult years.  Sometime people, especially athletes may not see this set-weight for a while.  But when they stop doing sports, then they may gain weight until they reach that set point. 

    This might have been a psychology course because the teacher went one to talk about an experiment where one group of people  ate enough food where they gained a certain amount of weight and another group was given just barely enough food to sustain them so they would lose a certain amount of weight.  One the experiment was completed, the two groups went back to their normal way of eating.  The over-eaters weight dropped back down to their original weight and the under eaters gained back the weight they lost.

    Plus it can also be the metabolism.  People with faster metabolism may eat and eat and never gain weight.  The ones who have a lower metabolism can look at food and gain weight.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image97
      SakinaNasir53posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this LoisRyan. I like your answer. ☺

    2. LoisRyan13903 profile image82
      LoisRyan13903posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      The Minnesota  starvation experiment can be found here http://www.refinery29.com/minnesota-sta … experiment but can't find on on the overfeeding one maybe it was a part of the above

  3. Omar Eldamsheety profile image69
    Omar Eldamsheetyposted 17 months ago

    Their bodies are burn calories very much or very slow .

  4. Qmarpat profile image69
    Qmarpatposted 15 months ago

    It depends on your metabolism. If you burn calories slow or fast. some peope burn a lot of calories when they are young. As they get older their metabolism slows down. When I was young, I could eat junk food for days, bad choice, but didn't gain weight. After, I had my two kids my metabolism slowed down and I gained weight, eating half as much. I wasn't as active either, so I gained weight.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image97
      SakinaNasir53posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me Qmarpat. smile

 
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