Wow so much bad information. Not that its anyone's fault...jut poor information is propagated at an accelerated pace it would seem.
(I should preface this, that I work in the biotechnology field. I am not a doctor, rather our group of scientists and engineers conducts the research
and instruction at the top tier in the human healh sciences field. We ARE the cutting edge)
I'll probably have to start a thread on this subject but let me just throw the actuality of the human condition out there.
ALL DIETS END AT THE MOUTH
Once food enters your intestinal lumen (digestive system), it is your endocrine system (your hormones such as Testosterone, Estrogen, Growth hormone
etc...) that determine how that food is used. This is called "nutrient partitioning" and is the singular cause of increases in body fat.
We all know of that skinny guy or gal whom can eat junk food every day all day and stay skinny.
His or her hormones cause those nutrients regardless of their content to be partitioned for energy use and voiding (urinating and defecating)
converse, they do not cause those nutrients to be partitioned and stored as fat.
We all know of that obese man or woman who diets like crazy and works out every day, yet never loses a pound (or can keep it off )
His or her endocrine system (again the hormones) are causing those nutrients no matter how "healthy" he or she thought they may be for him or her to
be partitioned as fat.
So yes, I am telling you that your hormones which are genetically predetermined at conception determine how your body utilizes (partitions) the food
Can this be attenuated? Of course. We modulate your hormones to create the optimal internal environment for proper nutrient partitioning.
DIAGNOSTICS ARE THE KEY !
Your car has a dashboard that informs you of problems your vehicle may be experiencing, but not the human body. Blood work, lab tests etc... should be
YOUR TOP PRIORITY. Without them you are just guessing as to what the issue may be.
That's all I'll write for now...
One more thing....
The Body Mas Index is total junk science. You cant apply an arbitrary number to individuals as a whole, we're just too different.
edit on 7-12-2011 by Areyoupeopleinsane because: (no reason given)