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    Billy the whizz

    Post by Andy12345 on Tue Feb 02 2016, 08:44

    Hi, there are a couple of youngsters at work that eat like horses and are stick thin, assuming they don't starve themselves at all other times, why don't the gain weight? If it's a faster metabolism? Surely it would be a difficult thing to do, to speed up someone's metabolism, amphetamines? Did that ever work? If it does, wouldn't that be better from a health point of view that being obese?
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    Re: Billy the whizz

    Post by mo1905 on Tue Feb 02 2016, 10:56

    Doubt it's amphetamines Andy. Fast forward 25 years and they'll probably be bloaters :-)


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    Re: Billy the whizz

    Post by Andy12345 on Tue Feb 02 2016, 11:11

    but it sounds an easy thing to do, speeding up a metabolism


    edit: easy for people much cleverer than me lol
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    Re: Billy the whizz

    Post by mo1905 on Tue Feb 02 2016, 11:22

    If it were that easy, there'd be no fat people.


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    Post by Andy12345 on Tue Feb 02 2016, 11:59

    maybe thats what the clever people thought just before they never bothered to try Smile
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    Re: Billy the whizz

    Post by mo1905 on Tue Feb 02 2016, 15:46

    Possibly but I reckon there have always been skinny people, before amphetamines. Even if the did work, too many side effects for my liking.


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    Post by Andy12345 on Tue Feb 02 2016, 16:05

    hehe i wasn't suggesting all thin people take speed Smile just that speeding up a metabolism so everyone was thin sounded like a good idea, but without the need for speed
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    Re: Billy the whizz

    Post by mo1905 on Tue Feb 02 2016, 16:11

    I know mate. Yeah, if it could be speeded up just for fat burning, would be great ! Maybe one day :-)


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    Re: Billy the whizz

    Post by graham64 on Tue Feb 02 2016, 21:35

    @Andy12345 wrote:hehe i wasn't suggesting all thin people take speed Smile just that speeding up a metabolism so everyone was thin sounded like a good idea, but without the need for speed
    wtf

    I'll have you know Andy I've never taken speed  Shocked and I've always been a thin  Laughing Laughing


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    Re: Billy the whizz

    Post by Paul1976 on Tue Feb 02 2016, 21:39

    Who needs speed when there's good ol' Orlistat!! affraid tmi shitfan puke


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    Post by Derek on Tue Feb 02 2016, 21:44

    When I went to school on the 40's and 50's most of us were thin.
    The exceptions were few and far between. We were active most of the time and the most sugar we got was the occasional bottle of dandylion and burdock.
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    Re: Billy the whizz

    Post by graham64 on Tue Feb 02 2016, 21:49

    @Derek wrote:When I went to school on the 40's and 50's most of us were thin.
    The exceptions were few and far between.
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    Yep me too, seeing overweight children or adults in those days was a rarity.


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    Re: Billy the whizz

    Post by Andy12345 on Wed Feb 03 2016, 13:22

    "sniff"
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    Post by Jan1 on Wed Feb 03 2016, 19:07

    @Derek wrote:When I went to school on the 40's and 50's most of us were thin.
    The exceptions were few and far between. We were active most of the time and the most sugar we got was the occasional bottle of dandylion and burdock.
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    Looking back when I went to school in the 50's and 60's there were very few who were overweight ...
    We were active and outdoor games, walks etc were encouraged ...
    We didn't have the TV / Gaming Consoles etc.
    Sweet treats were a once a week treat.

    I sometimes feel I'm an old record ... but has so called modern living done anyone any favours?

    When we are younger most do not give a thought to what we eat, drink, consume ... but perhaps this is where parenting and guidance comes in?

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Billy the whizz

    Post by graham64 on Wed Feb 03 2016, 22:04

    Being thin and not having to worry about calories is great when your a non diabetic Cool the opposite is true when you get diagnosed with diabetes  Sad I can't afford to lose weight and yet the advice I got originally was to follow the low fat DUK diet Evil or Very Mad Seeing I need in excess of 3000 cals daily just to maintain my weight were talking in excess of 380g carbs daily go figure bitenails

    It's not easy  believe me  popcorn


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    Re: Billy the whizz

    Post by chris c on Thu Feb 04 2016, 00:01

    It's rather frightening when you see the graph of obesity in the US start to climb at exactly the same time the Dietary Guidelines For Americans were published, and the same for all countries that adopted the low fat diet.

    Some diseases took longer to establish because it takes finite time to break someone's metabolism. I predict the forthcoming "epidemic" of Alzheimers will track the diet by a few decades.

    I wonder just how healthy some of the people who shovel down tonnes of crap and don't gain a pound actually are. I was always on the low side of "normal" weight and technically underweight when I had gallstones. But in retrospect I always had the blood glucose, insulin and lipids, and soon the blood pressure, or a fat person.

    Even after the dietician got a hold of me I only reached the top end of "normal" weight.

    In all the years I dutifully ate "low fat" I had to cram in carbs every few hours. I often wonder where they went, I'm still much the same weight and eat far less food, AND have more energy.

    I suspect some goes down the toilet, some feeds the gut bacteria and the rest is burned off in "futile cycles" and NEAT, ie. energy that essentially goes nowhere. Either that or it is psychically transferred to those other people who "didn't eat a thing" and yet gain weight . . .

    There was an overfeeding experiment, and a televised version, where people varied hugely in the amount of weight they did or did not put on as a result.

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