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Sweet Rose Ramblings (AKA The Call-Waiting Blog)

A place for my unformed thoughts. Help me sort them out!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Weight is Genetic

Interesting article about weight being determined by genetics, and there being little hope of either losing or gaining weight outside of one's comfort zone and genetically determined weight range. Though the thing missing from the article is any rationale for the many people who have lost (or gained) large amounts of weight in their lives and managed to keep it off (or on).

2 Comments:

At May 08, 2007 12:34 PM, Blogger SaraK said...

There was a story yesterday on TV (probably Fox 5) about how if you have a deadbeat Dad it can make you fat.

I know people who have lost a lot of weight and have kept it off. It's not easy, but if you maintain a low fat, low calorie eating regimen after the initial weight loss, I do believe you can keep the weight off.

The article says:

There were a very few who did not get fat again, but they made staying thin their life’s work, becoming Weight Watchers lecturers, for example, and, always, counting calories

Exactly. If you keep it up, you can keep the weight off.

 
At May 08, 2007 9:52 PM, Blogger Sorah said...

I agree with SaraK. Of course people have different bone structures and metabolisms. But I don't think it's natural (or healthy) for anyone to be 100+ lbs above a relatively normal weight for their height.

 

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