[DWJ] Eating all the time...
sodgers at iinet.net.au
Thu May 17 13:45:49 EDT 2007
>even though we *also* see thin people who eat
all the time and we just say to ourselves "how *does* she do
that? I'm so jealous!" and forget about it.
I've seen both sides of the weight thing in my family, and from my
observation skinnies who "eat all the time" don't actually eat MUCH. A
natural skinny usually eats slowly (and yes, I have watched quite a lot of
them). Thus when the magic 20 minutes chips in, they are still halfway
through a plate of food. Also, a natural skinny tucking into a cream cake
will probably NOT eat lunch an hour later. Those who put on weight more
easily (again from observing family members) eat much faster, so when the
magic 20 clocks in, they have already cleaned their plates and gone for the
cake. They are also able to eat that cream cake and then eat a full meal an
hour later. It's a fascinating study, and my daughter actually used it to
change her tendency to put on weight easily. Once she realised WHY she was
eating so much more than her brother, she slowed right down to make a clean
plate coincide with the magic 20 instead of the dangerous 10. She's
medium-sized now. I might add that part of her concern was (as Minnow says)
that she was/is a young woman, but also because she's diabetic. Eating more
slowly helps keep her carbohydrate level more even. One complication about
being a natural skinny is that metabolisms do slow down in middle age. The
other is that being able to eat chips and cream cake etc without gaining
weight might fool people into thinking the nat.skinny is fit, when in fact
s/he probably isn't.
ODWJM Is Nina plump, or am I imagining it?
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