posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 02:11 PM
There is some truth to what you are saying, but don't scarf down the bacon just yet as you're making the same mistake that you're accusing the medical
community of making: being too narrow in scope.
It is a fact that your body will store excess calories, but storing excess calories slows you down. How do we know this? Great question!
Meet Max Kleiber (well, you can't meet him, because he's dead.) who was a Swiss biologist who came up with some interesting ideas in the 1920s and
1930s. To a guy who spends his days looking a beasts great and small, one will come to an interesting question: why don't big things die? If
something bigger's organs has to work as hard as smaller's organs then why wouldn't they die of heart failure more often? Why can a horse and parrot
live for decades but a mouse only a few years?
It's a question we take for granted. Think of a cat, a mouse, and horse. All three have different body masses and all three must consume different
amounts of energy to survive (That's the "Well, Duh!" part). So if you're a Swiss biologist looking at the amount of intake you suddenly realize that
it is not linear. Something 50x bigger than a mouse doesn't consume 50x more food.
So Kleiber did some recordings and came up with Kleiber's law. Here's the important bit: allometric laws. That is the metabolism of bigger things
is slower than that of smaller things.
Hence fat people have a harder time losing weight: their metabolism has slowed down. A fat person begins to exhibit slower physical response rates,
their blood and heart can only push so much. You're now operating at a metabolic threshold lower than a normal human. If we're all on an equal
competitive field then when does being slow come into an advantage?
So unless your survival strategy is akin to a tree sloth ("move slowly and hope they don't see you"), I'd lay off the bacon.
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