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Skinny or healthy - which shall it be?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

For those who are scratching their head - no, it is not the same, not at all. In fact if you are skinny but not muscular you are most likely going to end up fat again.
Most people go through many cycles of yo-yo dieting and end up losing some muscle mass every time they get their weight down but gain it all back as fat when their willpower runs out as it always does.
This is not just an issue of exercising enough. It is an issue of keeping carbs low for most overweight people because carbs trigger an insulin response in our body and higher insulin levels will lead to our body storing calories as fat rather than using them to burn in the muscles or to build muscles.
It's that simple, really.

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SILVERWITCH59 10/17/2013 9:52AM


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JSTETSER 10/16/2013 5:50AM

    I agree 100%

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DOVESEYES 10/16/2013 1:16AM

    Thanks for sharing this. emoticon

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YICHE12 10/15/2013 9:01PM

    Thank you for your insight! Always on top of things.

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JUST-ELIZ 10/15/2013 6:44PM

    Amen!!! emoticon

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ERIN1957 10/15/2013 1:32PM

    Great take on this and explanation!
Thanks Birgit for sharing this with us here!

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WOUBBIE 10/15/2013 12:03PM

    This is a great explanation of why it gets harder and harder to lose over time.

"This is not just an issue of exercising enough. It is an issue of keeping carbs low for most overweight people..."

Also a good point: people who "naturally" tend to be thin can probably eat somewhat more carbs than the overweight can. Nowadays when I see someone of very large size I immediately think of just how carb-sensitive their bodies must be.

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LINDIEMAE 10/15/2013 10:52AM

    Good point, especially considering what they are putting in processed foods these days. My son and I made shepherd's pie the other day. Traditionally we put in Campbell's mushroom soup - it did not go in this time. WE both read the ingredience and passed and decided to let the beef make its own gravey with some onion and spices - it worked out well ! By the way my son is skinny as can be - and has hardly any muscle mass, but he's always been that way ... emoticon

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NASFKAB 10/15/2013 9:47AM

  great way to put it

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KNYAGENYA 10/15/2013 9:09AM


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NELLJONES 10/15/2013 8:56AM

    I'm thin and I don't avoid carbs, just limit them to 6 selections a day, with the occasional bonus selection during the week.

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STEVIEBEE569 10/15/2013 8:39AM


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