Getting chunkier with age

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    May 21, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    I'm only 19 so I don't have to face this problem yet, but it still intrigues me icon_rolleyes.gif

    I have two older brothers who were super skinny when they were in their early twenties. But as soon as they hit 27/28 years old , they started gaining weight and now have a figure that doesn't even compare to how they used to be. Same goes for my cousins in their thirties, which is a shame cause they are all handsome men.

    Of course I realize it's because your metabolism slows down with age. It's also because they changed their eating habits as they got married.

    Now my question is : if you stick to a healthy lifestyle from your healthy twenties, do you still have to worry about this problem ? By that I mean, at one point, do you have to put even more efforts into exercising and be even more strict with your diet ?

    If so, I understand why some people would just choose to go "what the hell" and gain the weight haha
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    May 22, 2012 12:39 AM GMT
    Straight guys always get chunky around when the turn 30. It's cus they settle down and stop caring about how they look. Fortunately, you are gay and will always have peer pressure from other gays to look good, so you don't have to worry about it.
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    May 22, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    SkittleGangsta saidStraight guys always get chunky around when the turn 30. It's cus they settle down and stop caring about how they look. Fortunately, you are gay and will always have peer pressure from other gays to look good, so you don't have to worry about it.


    lol so sad...yet so true.
  • metatextual

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    May 22, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    late 20s to early 30s is the opportune time to put on muscle. but you got it absolutely right... keep your diet healthy and it'l be much easier to maintain your weight/body fat levels.
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    May 22, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    metatextual saidlate 20s to early 30s is the opportune time to put on muscle. but you got it absolutely right... keep your diet healthy and it'l be much easier to maintain your weight/body fat levels.


    This is correct. If you are a hard gainer, around 27-30 you will gain alot of muscle if you eat right and engage in an appropriate weight training program.
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    May 22, 2012 1:19 AM GMT
    From a psychological standpoint its much better for you to get use to eating healtly (and work out the kinks while you have good metabolic rates) and then you should be fine into your 30s, 40s and beyond. Just keep eating well and exercising.
  • metta

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    May 22, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    Your body will always change over time. Your diet should change as your body changes. As you get older, you should not eat as a child eats.
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    May 22, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    Saad22 said

    Now my question is : if you stick to a healthy lifestyle from your healthy twenties, do you still have to worry about this problem ? By that I mean, at one point, do you have to put even more efforts into exercising and be even more strict with your diet ?

    If so, I understand why some people would just choose to go "what the hell" and gain the weight haha


    From my experience, even if you've been exercising and eating relatively healthy, you're gonna have to step it up as you get older to maintain the same results. Just part of getting older.
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    May 22, 2012 1:54 AM GMT
    You will also gain wisdom.
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    May 22, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    TotalTopJock saidYou will also gain wisdom.


    You may also gain wisdom.

    Trust me.

    (grin)
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    May 22, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    I have some straight mates that were always super fit in their 20's and 30's funny but lately they are all stacking on the weight now in a bad way. Most of them say they just cant be arsed anymore, whats the point etc.
    Im sure most will get back on track and its just a mid life thing. But its interesting to see how quickly it all falls apart.
    Plus how hard it is for me after being pretty slack, yet slim through my 30's.
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    May 22, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    When you get married and have kids, you really don't care about yourself anymore. You focus on your wife and children. You really don't have time to workout and eat a healthy diet. Eating healthy is almost like having a second career, as well as going to the gym. I see alot of people at the gym in their mid 30s and 40s that are super fit with children but I'm talking about a good percentage of married men that usually just stop caring about their body because of all the stress marriage puts them through.
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    May 22, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    SkittleGangsta saidStraight guys always get chunky around when the turn 30. It's cus they settle down and stop caring about how they look. Fortunately, you are gay and will always have peer pressure from other gays to look good, so you don't have to worry about it.


    Don't know whether to smile or cry. icon_confused.gif
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    May 22, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    Saad22 said... at one point, do you have to put even more efforts into exercising and be even more strict with your diet ?
    Yes.
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    May 22, 2012 5:18 AM GMT
    your body, metabolism, hormone production, and growth change throughout life. not just in puberty.

    remember the growth spurts between 5yrs old-10yrs old? from 15-20? similar for other age ranges like 25-30. and so on...

    men in their 30s-40s (not just married guys, but single ones too!) tend to lead a more sedentary lifestyle - working long hours, taking care of families/aging parents, less focus on their own well-being, and the effects of stress, a busy life, opting for fast solutions and crap food, and not having enough time for the gym, sports, or other activities.

    even if you stick to your healthy activities of your 20s, you have to adjust your calorie intake and activity levels, because your metabolism will naturally change as your body ages.

    i also find that when i was a young guy i would eat like a pig. i would eat until my belly hurt. and i would eat anything. now i am more selective with my food, i eat smaller portions, and more frequently (instead of 3 massive meals a day). i think its better for digestion and energy.
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    May 22, 2012 5:24 AM GMT
    There's nothing wrong with being chunky! I hate how gay guys are even more body-conscious than women. I like some meat on my bones!
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    May 22, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    This is why I'm happy being gay and single because many of my friends from high school and college have already put on a lot of weight despite only being in their mid 20s! But many of them have already gotten married and started having kids, so whoa! I plan to stay unwed and slim for as long as I can get away with it.
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    May 22, 2012 5:38 AM GMT
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    May 23, 2012 7:26 AM GMT
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  • WayneGrayson

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    Jun 09, 2012 7:55 AM GMT
    If this helps, I wasn't in any sort of shape when I was 19, but I was in my early 40's when I was in the best shape I ever was, There have been other men who were either still in great shape into middle age, or got back to it. Sadly, I got into some really bad habits over the last few years, but I've put the brakes on all that and am determined to get back the way I was 6 years ago. My worst thing was eating right before I fell asleep on the sofa, and not being very physically active.

    In a nutshell, it's not age, it's the habits one gets into as they get older, and they don't have to, they just think they do, I suppose. You have nothing to worry about as long as you keep living the way you are. That also means never, and I mean, never, getting married. The other guys are right - once a man gets married, they do stop looking after themselves because they figure if they don't hit the bitch, no matter how horrible she is, she'll never leave him, so he's okay - he just has to put up with her whining, demanding, terminally impossible personality and he stuffs his feelings down with beer and bratwurst. He then stretches out what was once a hot looking little polo shirt and it turns into a maternity top. He's a slob and no one would ever look at him twice, which is just fine for little miss jealous C U Next Tuesday, There, I said it - being gay is a relief, it's the best thing that can ever happen to a guy.

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    Jun 09, 2012 12:59 PM GMT
    if you eat badly and do no exercise then you will end up looking terrible. Simple.


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    Jun 09, 2012 1:02 PM GMT
    Boris saidWhen you get married and have kids, you really don't care about yourself anymore. You focus on your wife and children. You really don't have time to workout and eat a healthy diet. Eating healthy is almost like having a second career, as well as going to the gym. I see alot of people at the gym in their mid 30s and 40s that are super fit with children but I'm talking about a good percentage of married men that usually just stop caring about their body because of all the stress marriage puts them through.


    THIS!!!
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    Jun 09, 2012 1:05 PM GMT
    ...there is absolutely no reason why you should get chunkier with age....you get chunkier through laziness...
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    Jun 09, 2012 1:42 PM GMT
    No sh*t.... every year I have a battle. I do the cycling all summer long about November i'm really looking good around 8.5% body fat....... then KBAM the cold weather sets in a little I get a little lazy biking only once or twice a month... then the feast days come along.. I gain 10lbs and feel like crap. It messes up your testosterone/cholesterol the works.

    My advice... don't own a car.... do everything the hard way....bike run and walk...maybe own a small truck instead... then you can go out to the bush to get your winters wood supply....ha
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    Jun 09, 2012 2:02 PM GMT
    1) Even if you're active and eat well in your 20s, your metabolism will slow down and it'll be harder to stay in shape in your late 30s onward. You just have a better base and habits that will make it easier relative to those that don't have that good base/habit to fall back upon.

    2) Is there a point where a guy gets old enough that it's weird if he's in really good shape? Like, you look and think, he needs to be doing something else or it just isn't attractive to be XX age and that ripped?