No, my family is twigs. My dad weighs less than 180 pounds. My mom is very light as well.
Both sides of my family have fast metabolism's I guess.
I am 21. I have had a fast metabolism forever and will probably always have a fast metabolism.
I am thankful for that.
I highly doubt I will get any bigger after 30 or 40. Looking at my parents that would be next to impossible. Unless I started eating cheeseburgers for
breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the next 20 years!
I used to eat crap all the time. Fast food cheeseburgers and fries, steaks, sweets, you name it I ate it. Now I eat a much healthier diet albeit not
what I would like to. I still have the occasional chocolate bar, I cut out cow and pig completely from my diet, I only eat turkey and chicken
sparingly, and I eat a good deal of seafood now.
I made that decision. No one else told me what is good for me. I even tried vegetarianism for a few months last year, but that didn't work out too
well. I have blood type O which needs a high protein diet and I was not eating enough beans. Maybe in the future I can do it.
Use common sense as a means of losing weight. I don't think its that hard. Let's see...high fatty foods with a lot of oil, should I eat this? No.
High sugar content foods? No. Simple simple stuff. But we Americans love our oil and sugar so I don't see really anyone giving it up anytime soon.
I'll be frank. I work at a natural foods market. I see a lot of obese people. I can attribute much of that to their diet (a lot of meat, carbs, no
fiber), a lack of exercise (NONE), and a poor metabolism.
So...If I was overweight and wished to lose...weight, would I change my lifestyle or go about the same things I had in the past? I can safely say that
highly obese people do not do anything visibily effecting their weight (other than adding more to it).
I have no problem with obese people, I have many friends on the heavier side. But it is their choice in most instances to continue to be that way.
I never said losing weight was easy either, it is very hard work.
Just as its hard work for me to gain weight. I probably would need to eat 10 lbs of steak a day to gain 1 lb. Its just not going to happen anytime
Even with working out, I'll maybe gain five pounds if that.
Here is a ATS thread I thought was relevant.
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