What happens when you try to turn a fat body into a thin body?
Most of the time it simply does not work.
Some bodies are just naturally fat bodies; and nature does all it can to keep those bodies fat.
Fat bodies are the GOAT at holding onto their fat.
It’s one reason why diets don’t work. Restrict calories and your body’s metabolism becomes more efficient in order to hold onto the calories you give it; and once you stop dieting, that efficiency remains, so your body keeps holding on to more calories than it did before.
And now it turns out, the same goes for exercise.
Some researchers have found that when they exercise, people “with obesity” (aka fat people), start burning fewer calories when they are at rest.
Fat Body Efficiency (trademark – I called it) strikes again!
Don’t believe me? Read it for yourself (and if you can wade through this paper, you are a better person than I – I’m just going to take the word of the author of the article (second link, below).
So how about we quit obsessing about weight and start thinking of weight-neutral health?
You would think we would have learned from how dieting fucked up people’s health and metabolism – wouldn’t you?
Let’s stop trying to change the appearance of fat bodies and just help people (of all sizes) live their best lives – whatever that may be – in the bodies they have.