|Why is a person big and fat?
|Question Date: 2018-04-24|
Our bodies are very confusing machines, but we can
explain gaining or losing weight in terms of
calorie intake. Each of us has a specific
number of calories we need to eat each day to not
gain or lose any weight. It depends on a lot of
things, like being a boy or a girl, or how much
you exercise. Let’s say for example that for Joe,
it is 2000 calories. If Joe eats more than 2000
calories in a day, he will gain weight, but if he
eats less, like 1700 calories, he will lose
weight. So if Joe eats 3000 calories every single
day, it will add up and he will deposit more fat
onto his body. His body doesn’t know what to do
with all the extra energy, so it stores it!
Most of what makes us who we are comes from 2
places - our heredity [our genes] and
our environment .
Our heredity gives us our different body
shapes - mine has sort of thin arms and legs
and is sort of big around the middle. Our
environment gives us some of the details - the
people I knew who lived in a vegetarian yoga
community were almost all skinny. The food we eat
does a lot to make us fatter or thinner. I've
read that fat people can get that way by hanging
out with fat friends [and eating with them, too,
Eating more helps you grow bigger. My older
granddaughter is too skinny, and her almost-chubby
sister, 3 yrs younger, is almost as tall as her
older sister is.
Food is so nice that it's usually hard to eat
enough less to lose weight.
This depends on the person, really. There are a
lot of different possible reasons. Some people
don't burn enough calories, others eat too
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