Why are thin people not fat? BBC Documentary
An interesting look at to why and how some people stay thin even without dieting, and eating whatever they want.
I watched this a while back, but was reminded about it via a tweet by Liquid Independence.
It’s an interesting video because it questions whether it’s genes or environment (what you eat), but I generally assume it’s both. It can’t just be one or the other.
I’m most likely in this particular group of skinny folks, but perhaps not in the extremes of the people featured in the video because I am able to put on weight, but I’ve never done an actual experiment like they have with eating double my normal caloric intake a day.
I eat what I want, and even if I gain weight (like let’s say eating a full buttery pie a week), the maximum I’ve ever reached is 130 lbs (with actively trying to get fatter). Then it takes almost no time for the weight to melt off me.
BF: We worked 2 years to get you to this, and it only took 3 months for it ALL TO MELT OFF!? ARG!
That said, I tend to not really like greasy or junk food anyway. When I say I eat what I want, it’s generally fairly healthy food for most people.
I absolutely hate going to the gym, and what I do like doing, is walking or yoga. I’ve also noticed that I tend to speed walk when I’m alone without knowing it, which probably helps with the calorie-burning.
I’ve been told it’s my super fast metabolism that will probably end up slowing down once I get past 30 years old (we’ll see!), but I’m just not worried about getting fat.
Truth be told, BF would prefer it if I was fatter (say 20 pounds heavier) and not quite as skinny, but he’s flummoxed as how to get me there without killing our food budget, or making him fat as well 😛