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04-21-2013, 02:08 AM
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False. A person burns x amount of calories in a day, if they eat more than that they gain weight, if they don't they lose or maintain weight. Sorry
fast metabolism is just an excuse
. Sure some people need to eat more to gain weight due to different genetics, size and physical activity, but yes "just eating a lot" will make you gain weight if you're eating enough.
You're correct in the broad sense, that losing weight is essentially putting out more calories than putting in, but it depends a lot on the BMR (basal metabolic rate) which is how fast one's resting metabolic rate is. If your resting rate is the same as my rate when I'm active, you will expend more energy when you're active than me. It's basically why there are the three body types of ectomorph (people who find it hard to gain weight), mesomorph (the happy medium), and endomorph (people who find it hard to lose weight.
That's my understanding of it, anyway.
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