I have had this discussion with some friends a few times. First some definitions so we all know what exactly what I mean by the usual vague words used
in these sorts of topics. It helps to have the same picture in everyone's mind.
For purposes of this discussion:
are people who consume no more than 150% of the calories that is recommended. They don't get any exercise and develop fat reserves in the
usual areas of their bodies. They play video games and/or watch a lot of TV.
are huge people who consume a lot of calories and are one shows on Discovery Health
about the losing weight.
people are folks who eat about what is recommended and just get some exercise. The kind of people in AARP commercials who want to outlive
everyone else or see their grandkids do..something.
are the people who eat and eat. No one knows how many calories they consume but damned if they don't always have some food in their
hand. These are the people who bring a sandwich on 2 hour flights yet for some mysterious reason they "never gain a pound."
these are the people who just don't eat a lot because their brain doesn't work correctly for some reason.
Now survival, in any survival situation you can throw out the annoying
classes because they will most likely die of disease or
exposure if they don't change their ways quickly. If they do "shape-up" then there is a chance that they can either bulk-up or drop a few pounds
before the situation is too dire.
people and thin
people are actually in the same boat because they have pretty much the same metabolism naturally. The thin
person is just going to have to start learning to conversing their energy while the fat
person will naturally have to start spending their
reserves in order to survive. They will have about the same body mass no more than a few months into any survival situation.
folks are completely screwed. They are usually high-strung and nervous types and are not the kind of people that will go long
without food because they lack energy reserves. This will make skinny
people literally crazy and that instability will make them the enemy of
people who have started to work together. That makes the skinny
people the first ones ate