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Never had to worry about your weight huh? Actually metabolism is converting food to energy.
Metabolism, involves far more than your simple explanation. Metabolism: Converting food into energy NOT how many calories you burn en.wikipedia.org...
Stated simply, metabolism is the process by which your body converts food into energy. During this complex biochemical process, calories — from carbohydrates, fats and proteins — are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function.
So, I have a question for you then skinny person who knows all about low calorie intake and exercising and how that is all that is required to be skinny.
So, really if we go by your "calorie intake versus exercise", I should have been a really really skinny 14 year old after a year of running 3-5 miles every day. I should have a least lost a jean size or two don't ya think?
Body shape, genetics, and metabolism, along with a body that likes to store fat in all the "right" places.
Get over yourselves naturally skinny people. You have no idea.
So, until you really understand being overweight, stop pretending like you do. Sorry for my intense irritation at people over
this situation. I have spent my life fighting my weight and listening to skinny people try and tell me why I am overweight, while they stuff Cheetos in their mouths and I munch on a carrot.
Many times, their are circumstances, that skinny people just have no understanding of, for whatever reasons they choose. Just like my sister, who never exercises, who eats whatever she wants, when she wants, still likes to harass me about my weight as she eats on that bowl of ice cream she so loves and I sit and watch.
Obesity is becoming one of our society’s greatest health care crises, with growing numbers becoming overweight, and of those, more not being able to shed the pounds. But is it a unique problem to find yourself unable to lose the weight even when you do all the right things? And what are the “right things?” Is the deck stacked against you? Perhaps it is, and there is strong evidence that iodine deficiency could be part of it.
In obesity symptoms of slow metabolism are a frequent complaint, usually as a complaint of difficulty losing weight – even with exercise and a reduced calorie diet.
How does iodine work in the body?
Iodine functions in the body as a metabolic thermostat in several ways. The best known is as a raw element needed in the manufacturing of the thyroid hormone T4. T4 is then converted in the tissues to T3, and T2. These hormones are subsequently used at the cellular level to activate metabolism. However, stress activated hormones like cortisol, and adrenalin can divert the conversion of these hormones into inactive forms that do not activate metabolism. It is now being theorized that iodine may also play an important role in preventing or possibly reversing this problem. It is also evident that iodine itself has important metabolic functions at the cell wall possibly assisting in the transport of thyroid hormones through the cell membrane and perhaps even utilization of thyroid hormone inside the cell. Iodine supplementation also reduces the acidity of the urine, further suggesting that iodine plays an even more extensive roll in regulating ORP, (Oxidation Reduction Potential) a measure of free radical/antioxidant management, and energy production efficiency.
Originally posted by amazed
reply to post by mmariebored
Now I am frustrated, looks like someone should have picked up on this possibility before now.
Forty years ago the food industry decided to remove iodine from baked goods and replace the iodine with bromine. Iodine and bromine appear similar to the thyroid gland and bromine easily binds to the thyroid gland’s receptors for iodine. Bromine, however, is of no value to the thyroid gland unlike iodine and it inhibits the activity of iodine in the thyroid gland. Bromine also can cause impaired thinking and memory, drowsiness, dizziness and irritability. This substitution of bromine for iodine has resulted in nearly universal deficiency of iodine in the American populace. Iodine therapy helps the body eliminate fluoride, bromine, lead, cadmium, arsenic, aluminum and mercury. Could this substitution of bromine for iodine have been carried out to increase diseases and thus create more need for pharmaceutical drugs?
Originally posted by mmariebored
reply to post by reeko124
I think anyone mature enough to be reading these boards would know whether or not they're weight has more to do with their habits than their genetic make-up and circumstances, which is why the majority of your responses have been negative. Rightfully so.
As someone pointed out, you cannot possibly know a person's situation unless you are in it, at close range and experiencing it for yourself. How can you possibly assume to be able to understand both your own circumstance and the circumstance of someone else, in full detail, considering all factors, unless you are God.
For example: you're OP does not consider people who have children but have later on, say, lost their legs. Not only do you want to rip their children away from them, but you want to take away one of the few pleasures they have left, eating, by telling them they now have to cut it down to a teaspoon of oatmeal per serving because they are now unable to meet your standards of physical appearences.
Originally posted by amazed
No matter what a families eating and exercise habits might be, I can in no way condone children being removed from a family because of weight issues. I would definitely support education though in regards to eating habits and exercise. I would also support places where families could afford to go to work out, or use an exercise pool.