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?
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.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this LoisRyan. I like your answer. ☺
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
Their bodies are burn calories very much or very slow .
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.
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