A lot more to weight that “meats” the eye


Now, this is interesting.

Yet the science of weight gain is less straightforward than the headlines sometimes suggest. Why, for example, do some people seem to eat what they like and not put on weight, while others limit their diet yet struggle to shed their bulk?

In 1967, a medical researcher, Ethan Sims, carried out an experiment at Vermont state prison in the US. He recruited inmates to eat as much as they could to gain 25% of their body weight, in return for early release from prison.

Sounds like a very easy task, with the best motivation possible!

Some of the volunteers could not reach the target however hard they tried, even though they were eating 10,000 calories a day. Sims’s conclusion was that for some, obesity is nearly impossible.

Well, read the whole thing.  I’m too busy witha cheese and egg toasted sandwich!

2 comments

  1. Can’t say I agree with all thses studies. Obesiety is problem due to eating more energy than you are expending. The opposite of how my bank acount works!!!

    Do third world countries have obesity problems???

    I have the perfect diet and weight loss plan if you are willing to do it. Do an ironman. The beauty is you can eat what you want and you dont put on weight!!!

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