reply to post by grainofsand
That is a lame excuse so people can slander fat people, like you are trying to do.
Funny how everyone has different diseases, different immune systems, different skin, height, fertility, color, some go bald, some don't, some have
lazy eyes, some don't.
One person will never be sick a day in their life, yet another will have a cold every month.
yet every single person's metabolism magically works the same and it is just calories in, calories out.
You can't do things like compare Americans to Japanese. First off, the Japanese have the same genetics. Despite diet, they have always lived longer.
That is genetics.
Because they have the same ancestral genetics, and still eat the same diet that their ancestors ate, they have less issues with weight.
But Europeans can't eat rice, where it is nutrition for Asians, it causes a sugar spike in Europeans and does more harm than good.
The Japanese also don't have the same health system we do either. There are too many differences to make a simple comparison.
Americans also have much higher stress levels, and stress causes weight gain.
Americans have such a mess of genes, that most don't even have a clear picture of where they come from.
There is a theory that some of the weight problems maybe caused by ethnic eating. You should only be eating what your ancestors ate and had access
too. I am talking thousands of years back.
So Europeans should not be eating bananas, mangos, kiwi, etc. The Irish shouldn't even be eating potatoes. Neither should most Americans. Potatoes are
a South American food.
Native Americans didn't start having a diabetes problem till they had access to European alcohol and food. It started with teh introduction of white
So no, it is not as simple as calories in/out and burning energy.
edit on 29-12-2012 by nixie_nox because: (no reason given)