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[–] Wahaha 13 points -9 points (+4|-13) ago  (edited ago)

You don't need the exercise part to not become a fat piece of shit. You just eat less after eating a lot somewhere. If you eat that much, just skip a meal or two afterwards and everything will be fine. You only need exercise to get in shape. It does jackshit to cancel out eating a lot. (Also depending on your genes you either convert calories into heat or into fat. If you're on the heat side of things you can basically eat as much as you want without ever gaining weight.)


[–] NotYourDoctor 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

That’s not how that works. All animals store excess calories as fat. All of them. Period. Breaking down the organic compounds that store calories (whether from food you just ate or from stored fat) does create heat as a byproduct of the chemical reaction, which is part of how mammal/bird metabolism helps maintain homeostasis and why we require a lot more calories than reptiles or fish, but there is not an animal on earth that doesn’t store excess calories. If you eat more than your TDEE, you will gain weight. If you work out that weight may be muscle. If you don’t work out that weight is definitely fat. If you want to eat as much as you want, you will have to up your TDEE with exercise to compensate or you’ll get fat. And depending on your activity level you can bump your TDEE up by more than a thousand calories. He’s an extreme example, but Michael Phelps was famously eating 10k calories a day when training for the olympics. If he weren’t doing any exercise at all his calorie needs would be closer to 2500.

Also, tip for everyone with regards to health pseudoscience: apply the trait/method/adaptation/whatever to a hunter gatherer group 60,000 years ago. Would they survive with this adaptation? If not, it’s a pretty safe bet that health tip isn’t real. For this, “you convert all excess calories either to heat or fat,” the heat group starves to death after two lean seasons because they don’t have energy reserves to fall back on.


[–] Wahaha 5 points -5 points (+0|-5) ago 

The heat group still exists. Starvation was a problem even with fat reserves and lots of people did in fact starve to death. But the further north you go, the more prevalent problem comes from freezing to death. So in colder regions the selection was harsher. Those regions also aren't as densely populated. And they invented weird ways to storage food

Also, like with all of our genes, everyone has every gene everyone else has (more or less) just some of them are "turned off". So sometimes someone gets born with this or that trait and either he survives or he doesn't.


[–] RogerByam 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Also depending on your genes you either convert calories into heat or into fat. If you're on the heat side of things you can basically eat as much as you want without ever gaining weight

Nice try.


[–] wanderingblade 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's total bs. You don't just binge eat then turn into a human oven and gain no weight, that's retarded. Everyone has to be able to store fat AND make heat, everyone does both. You might do slightly more of one or the other but it's within 10% or so if anyone else's metabolism. It's definitely not like you can just eat any amount of food and not gain weight


[–] DethLeppard 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Also, the picture is a generalization. An athlete can have one junkfest meal and not get fat. An oreogre is going to be eating junk all the time; then they eat one salad, once, and complain they can’t lose weight.


[–] Runner4lyfe87 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Anyone with a basic understanding of chemistry knows that heat is a by product of every chemical reaction, and that's really what a metabolism is, chemical reactions. That's what keeps us warm, the only way people run hot is if they're body is in some type of inflammation.


[–] Wahaha 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Not "any amount", "as much as you want". Not everyone is a pig wanting to eat until they drop dead. And 10% can make a difference.