Why People Dont Get Fat?

Tapeworms or chronic infections (that give you the runs, say) take the pounds off.

Watching TV puts them on. It's something to do with the timing of the jump cuts and scrolls - they calm you down, make you sit very still and breathe slowly, and impart a desire to eat Cheetos.

Don't believe me? Compare the people you see riding 63 to the 20-man bus with room for chickens in the places with tapeworms and no TV, to the people waddling solo and sideways through standard revolving doors in the places with TV and no tapeworms.
 
There are many popular well known opinions on why people get fat.

But you never hear anything on the opposite condition, why some people can eat several thousand calories a day of mostly unwholesome food and NOT get fat....even while living a relatively sedentary lifestyle.

Lets hear some explanations people???

They're probably just "blessed" with a great metabolism. I quote "blessed" because it's a double-edged sword really, you may think you're healthy because you have abs, but your arteries are thinking "gettin' kind of crowded in here". I have a very skinny negroid friend who has the worst imaginable diet, and his only exercise is working backshift stocking shelves in a grocery store where he and his coworkers always rip open bags of candy and fill their greedy faces, etc, and he's "falling into cracks on the sidewalk" skinny. By the same token he has pretty bad health, I remember when he had the whooping cough, he sounded like a dying panda. His arteries are obviously shitty, in fact, if you hold his wrists up to the light you can see watermelon seeds and bits of chicken coursing through his veins, it's only a matter of time.
 
I've read that certain people lack the genes to digest certain foods, like wheat. It just goes in one end and out the other like celery. Otherwise, what I've heard is that the biggest factor genetics are thought to play is in the control of appetite. I've known some super skinny SOB's who would pig out on junk food every now and then, but they would also go for long stretches without eating much of anything and they would hardly even think about it.
 
It's probably a matter of hormone balance.

If you left things alone, the death rate resulting from obesity and its effects on human attractiveness would probably lead to higher metabolism, but only in rich Western nations. In nations affected by poverty, things would go the other way.

Nature doesn't want to make you fat and ugly, it's doing its best.

Scientists working with mice have recently used a combination of hormones to produce almost immediate dramatic weight loss.

This is probably not the best article on the subject, but it states the general facts
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2009/07/weight-loss.html
 
How can I slow down my metabolism? I'm skinny as f*ck, eat like a pig but am still super skinny. ....
Dont eat more...a better solution would be to have a small part of your thyroid gland surgically removed, the gland which controls metabolism.

Some people have it destroyed completely with a radioactive solution containing iodine...goes right to the thyroid and kills it.
 
Dont eat more...a better solution would be to have a small part of your thyroid gland surgically removed, the gland which controls metabolism.

Some people have it destroyed completely with a radioactive solution containing iodine...goes right to the thyroid and kills it.

Radioactive iodine. It's the drug that the authorities don't want you to have.
Get rid of that stupid old thyroid.
Where can people buy this great stuff?
 
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I do believe that fidgety types are, on average, significantly thinner than lazy types. Thin people also tend to be more alert, more observant, and more on the ball than fat people. That's my observation, for what it's worth.

I am between 6'0 and 6'1, and my weight fluctuates within 5 lbs of 160 lbs, which is pretty slim. I do happen to be very active, and I'm pretty strong, but I'm also definitely one of the fidgety types and in fact when I am sitting down in one spot for more than 15 minutes or so, I tend to get VERY restless. By one hour, I'm ready to bounce off a wall.

I have to admit though, I do keep track of about how many hundreds of calories I go through in a day. I eat between 1900 and 2300 a day... which is somewhat below average. Most people just eat too much food. :eek:
 
Give us an example of a time when you, as a fidgety, alert person, observed something that a fat lazy person did not.
 
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I do believe that fidgety types are, on average, significantly thinner than lazy types. Thin people also tend to be more alert, more observant, and more on the ball than fat people. That's my observation, for what it's worth.

I am between 6'0 and 6'1, and my weight fluctuates within 5 lbs of 160 lbs, which is pretty slim. I do happen to be very active, and I'm pretty strong, but I'm also definitely one of the fidgety types and in fact when I am sitting down in one spot for more than 15 minutes or so, I tend to get VERY restless. By one hour, I'm ready to bounce off a wall.

I have to admit though, I do keep track of about how many hundreds of calories I go through in a day. I eat between 1900 and 2300 a day... which is somewhat below average. Most people just eat too much food. :eek:


I heard of a study that found fidgety people are skinnier... they found fidgety people tend to burn about 200 calories per day more than the "sit still" type.

I always laugh when a fat person tells a skinny person to "sit still" and "finish your plate."
 
Give us an example of a time when you, as a fidgety, alert person, observed something that a fat lazy person did not.

I notice things in movies that my fatter friends don't notice (like continuity errors). My reaction time is faster than my fat friends. I drive faster than my fat friends. My fat friends can sit still longer than I can.
 
That which is more than a particular body requires winds up as fat on the body. Eating less than your body requires causes loss of weight.
 
I notice things in movies that my fatter friends don't notice (like continuity errors). My reaction time is faster than my fat friends. I drive faster than my fat friends. My fat friends can sit still longer than I can.

That's eerie. I am thin and seem to have a high metabolism, and I have the exact same eye for detail that you do. I notice little things like that all the time.
 
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