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{November 3, 2009}   How not to kill yourself trying not to be fat

This is actually a really funny article to write.  Why?  Becuase there is only one way not to be fat, exercise.   If I cut out certain parts of my diet, I wont be able to complete that requirement. 

Actually, it doesnt matter how much you eat, or what you eat, so long as your exercise spends more energy than you intake.  However, simply cutting things out of your diet can have negative affects.  Take sugar for example.  Glucose is important in the production of the ATP molecule, which is the energy your body uses to function.  ATP is produced in bulk through the kreb cycle, but without glucose it cannot be produced.  Your cells mitochondria take a single glucose molecule and through a rather complex cycle produces 32 ATP molecules.

So, if I dont have glucose, I dont have energy, and if I dont have energy, I cant exercise.  Further, fat is more efectivly worked off by exercise than by dieting.  Fatty molecules, or lipids, are much more complex than simple sugars such as glucose.  Therefore, it takes more activation energy to break the molecules down to produce energy. 

Cutting out fat can be bad too.  Your organs need fat to cushion them, and lipids are part of our cells membrame.  You want to have more HDL’s (high density lipoproteins) and less LDL’s (low density lipoproteins).  LDL’s are the fats the build up in your arterties sometimes leading to heart attacks, strokes and the like.  If you want it to sound more scientific I can say, High levels of low density lipoproteins can lead to an increase in a subjects chance of experienceing myocardial infarction.

Next on my list of ways not to kill yourself, bulemia.  Simply put, throwing up is very bad.  Why is it bad?  Imagine your stomach and your throat, we’ve all seen commercials showcasing them.  Your stomach is a bag of acid, and acid is bad.  So if that acid comes up your throat, the H+ molecules in the acid will corode your throat.  Some symptoms are heartburn, bad teath, death, and bad breath. notice that you can live with three out four of those, but death is hard to live with.  That acid can burn through your throat, leaving you susceptiable to infection or poisoning.

Anorexia, you have to eat people!  Dont think you wont die, ’cause you so will!  And if you dont die you will be ugly as crap, and your brain will be starved, and you will be weak.  So why even bother?  You are better fat than anorexic!

Tapeworm.  Do i need to elaborate?  I will even if I dont have to.  Let me put it this way, tapeworms can end up in odd places.  First, they can have thousands of offspring and grow to over ten feet in length.  Also, the eggs of those offspring are very, very small.  Those eggs can get into the blood stream and end up, wherever.  Yes, that includes the brain.

Look its simple to lose wait, give up on “diets”  eat well and hearty!  And stop looking at internet blogs, get off your ass and go for a jog!

if you want some more information, check out: http://asiancutie93.wordpress.com/category/science-medicine/

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Yes, it is true that you need a certain amount of fat and calories, but certainly many people eat way too much.

And also, having tapeworms in your system slows your reaction time by 2 seconds (which is actually a lot). This is extremely dangerous when it comes to driving and situations that need quick thinking in other to save lives (such as rock climbing without a harness and other dangerous activities).



vladerag says:

you cant eat too much, but you can exercise to little. Micheal Phelps eats something like 4000 calories a day. He is thin as all get out.



How many average people train like Michael Phelps? That’s not realistic. Most people who a 8am-5pm job don’t have the time that Michael Phelps has to dedicate to fitness.

Also, fat is stored energy that your body can use at any time. Most people who have excess fat really don’t need any more calories other than those needed for their metabolism. If they do eat more than that, they won’t see the weight loss they want.

Lossing weight must mean combating your cravings for food first. Then exercise.



vladerag says:

my point is still valid.



vive42 says:

Okay, yes, not eating will eventually kill you. But you’l be wicked thin first! Isn’t the wish to avoid death a sign of an insufficiently committed dieter?



vladerag says:

depends on why your losing weight, if it is just to look good, you might be right. If you are trying to be healthy, then no.



Luke says:

I agree more with asiancutie93. I hate it when that you can eat 4,000 calories per day just like Michael Phelps. Most people don’t have the money, time, or resources that he has.

Also, most people who are fat and continue to eat more, and exercise, simply do not burn enough calories. I mean, a fat person’s exercise (I’m assuming you are targeting this to people not just 10-15 lbs overweight, but maybe at least 50 lbs overweight), is about 35 minutes of walking (because your knees feel 2 times the amount of weight that the scale says, 4 times the amount when you jump and land). With that being said, exercise is not the first thing to tackle with weight loss. The only thing you get is muscular fat people, and that is probably not the result you want (I mean, their results would be… sumo wrestlers basically).

It’s only after losing a certain amount of weight, so that your knees and other organs are not strained can you truly exercise in a rigorous manner and gain healthy muscle mass and lose even more weight.

SO SUCK THAT!!! lol, just kidding.

But seriously, I can tell you’ve probably never been overweight before from the way you wrote this post.



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