How easily can you get fat

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    Dec 29, 2012 8:46 AM GMT
    I used to weigh 250ish last year, I'm at 145ish now.. I was wondering, how hard is it to get fat if you lift and run 5 times a week with a sloppy junk food diet. I see all my skinny friends devour Taco Bell and such and is still skinny as a pole. I know metabolism plays a big role in this.
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    Dec 29, 2012 1:10 PM GMT
    It's easier for me to get fat than it is to get up off the couch. Without a proper diet, I'd be slightly overweight even if I had an elite level of fitness and strength.
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    Dec 29, 2012 1:39 PM GMT
    Buppi saidI used to weigh 250ish last year, I'm at 145ish now.. I was wondering, how hard is it to get fat if you lift and run 5 times a week with a sloppy junk food diet. I see all my skinny friends devour Taco Bell and such and is still skinny as a pole. I know metabolism plays a big role in this.


    You already answered your own question.
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    Dec 29, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    Buppi saidI used to weigh 250ish last year, I'm at 145ish now.. I was wondering, how hard is it to get fat if you lift and run 5 times a week with a sloppy junk food diet. I see all my skinny friends devour Taco Bell and such and is still skinny as a pole. I know metabolism plays a big role in this.


    If you eat more than you consume, you'll gain weight. What you eat, when you eat it, exercise, and, yes, genetics, all play a role.

    Eating fast food really is like eating garbage. Don't do it unless you absolutely need to. It's too high in fat, sugar, and sodium.

    Watch the movie "Supersize Me"

    If you have no muscle, and aren't active, and if you don't eat, your metabolic rate will slow to a crawl. It's called famine syndrome.
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    Dec 29, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    Congrats on the weight loss. What an accomplishment. You look great.
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    Dec 29, 2012 5:43 PM GMT
    All you have to do is show me a picture of carbs and I gain 5 pounds. True story. icon_neutral.gif


    lol...
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    Dec 29, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    Yep... Metabolism is the answer... I have to devour carbs everyday.. If I eat like a normal person (3 meals per day) I'll lose weight... It has much to do with your genetic make-up.. I suppose I'm fortunate that way.. Pasta everyday..
    Congrats on your success and weight loss!!! btw, I see you live right up the road!!! How's ya Mama an nem????
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    Dec 29, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    ConQuest saidAll you have to do is show me a picture of carbs and I gain 5 pounds. True story. icon_neutral.gif


    lol...



    Same here! If I eat too many carbs, or god forbid, a pizza, my clothes will be tight the next day. Carbs and I aren't the best of friends. icon_cry.gif
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    Dec 29, 2012 6:09 PM GMT
    I don't think I can get fat at my current job: i work on my feet all day lifting and squatting and usually walk a lot outside of work as well. If i were to stop being active outside of the gym, i could probably gain a few pounds, but i think i'd go crazy just doing nothing -- i can't stand just sitting still for longer than a few minutes.
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    Dec 29, 2012 6:10 PM GMT


    subject to your body, substance , minerals and Vitamins in your systems.
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    Dec 29, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
    He_Man said
    ConQuest saidAll you have to do is show me a picture of carbs and I gain 5 pounds. True story. icon_neutral.gif


    lol...



    Same here! If I eat too many carbs, or god forbid, a pizza, my clothes will be tight the next day. Carbs and I aren't the best of friends. icon_cry.gif


    Yup. I'm in this club as well.

    Apparently this was something of an asset way back in the caveman days when you never quite knew when (or if) you'd be getting your next meal.

    In today's world of over processed and packaged food it means I can look at crappy carby food and my "HateFuckOffAndDie Handles" swell up and give me sads.
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    Dec 29, 2012 8:01 PM GMT
    Yeah, I'm like that as well. If I as much look as a bag of chips, my ass gets bigger. I find that no matter how active I am, if I eat like crap I can gain weight really quickly. But when I'm following a structured training schedule and eat natural healthy foods I'll loose or maintain my weight. So I'll go through a yo-yo effect through out the year, especially if I get injured and have to rehab. Ugh..... icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 29, 2012 8:19 PM GMT
    Very easily.

    All about discipline and sacrifice to avoid getting fat.
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    Dec 29, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    Thanks for the answers guys, glad to know that I'm not the only one that inflates off of very little carbs.

    I just thought about this question because my friend is pretty lean and big at the same time and he just devours junk food, I get envious at times, but all well, it's more of a lifestyle to me now than anything.

    He just told me that he just workout a lot and doesn't get fat.
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    Dec 29, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    I'm in between. At my heaviest 5 years ago I was around 240ish. I cut back on the carbs and lost weight. I added cardio and lost more weight. I've kept it off. I crave carbs though and so when I eat them, I don't just have a piece of cake. I eat it until I'm lightheaded and then crave it later too. Alcohol is another vice. Love whiskey. I don't gain weight easily but it is definitely harder for me to cut up.
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    Dec 29, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
    Buppi saidThanks for the answers guys, glad to know that I'm not the only one that inflates off of very little carbs.

    I just thought about this question because my friend is pretty lean and big at the same time and he just devours junk food, I get envious at times, but all well, it's more of a lifestyle to me now than anything.

    He just told me that he just workout a lot and doesn't get fat.



    It is said that the more fit you are the body tends to use fat as energy.
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    Dec 29, 2012 8:52 PM GMT
    I think we all had college friends who were rail thin and ate pizza and burgers 6 times a day 7 days a week.

    I would just look at them and inside say to myself "One day....that will change for you icon_evil.gif"
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    Dec 29, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    While you may see them eat a lot of junk food, it is likely that if they are in great shape with a good body that overall they are eating a proper amount of calories and that they are getting enough proteins, etc., that they need. Especially if they are working out a lot. There is also a difference between 30 mins on the elliptical at the gym and an intense sport (in my mind). In the end, what they are doing works for them and do what works for you. Don't look at someone eating junk food and getting jealous, there is more to the story and eating junk food is never really good for you anyway.
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    Dec 29, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
    allatonce saidWhile you may see them eat a lot of junk food, it is likely that if they are in great shape with a good body that overall they are eating a proper amount of calories and that they are getting enough proteins, etc., that they need. Especially if they are working out a lot. There is also a difference between 30 mins on the elliptical at the gym and an intense sport (in my mind). In the end, what they are doing works for them and do what works for you. Don't look at someone eating junk food and getting jealous, there is more to the story and eating junk food is never really good for you anyway.


    I spent nearly 24 hours a day with this one dude college. Literally crap is all he ate. Never worked out a day in his life. Lean and ripped.

    Those guys do exist.
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    Dec 29, 2012 9:35 PM GMT
    Narciso said
    allatonce saidWhile you may see them eat a lot of junk food, it is likely that if they are in great shape with a good body that overall they are eating a proper amount of calories and that they are getting enough proteins, etc., that they need. Especially if they are working out a lot. There is also a difference between 30 mins on the elliptical at the gym and an intense sport (in my mind). In the end, what they are doing works for them and do what works for you. Don't look at someone eating junk food and getting jealous, there is more to the story and eating junk food is never really good for you anyway.


    I spent nearly 24 hours a day with this one dude college. Literally crap is all he ate. Never worked out a day in his life. Lean and ripped.

    Those guys do exist.


    Yes, well, that's good genetics for you. I ate healthy food growing up, and institutional food in college and in the army, which was basically healthy. Since then, for the past 35 years, I've basically eaten fast food (burgers, grinders, pizza, etc.), because of its convenience. I ate all I wanted. Not so healthy. I had a job which kept me physically fit for many years, so I didn't gain weight.

    Due to a ruptured disc about 6 years ago, I had to change to a sedentary job. Now, I gain weight at the drop of a hat, due to less exercise, bad diet, and the slowed metabolism that comes with aging.

    The chickens have come home to roost.
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    Dec 30, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    For me, it's not metabolism directly, it's what I eat and how much. If I'm not careful the weight can just creep back up on me no matter how much I exercise. I'm freaking out a bit right now because I embarked on my first "bulk" gaining exactly 20lbs (now 197 up from 177 five months ago and even though I know I put on maybe 7 lbs of quality muscle and my face is much leaner than it's ever been at this weight there's no way I can do it without developing a muffin top. I tried for a clean bulk but I guess there's no such thing.
  • ESL_Asian

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    Dec 30, 2012 3:50 AM GMT
    Never get fat.........icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 30, 2012 4:04 AM GMT
    It's getting easier and easier now that I am middle age.