Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh
of course, and all obese( fat ) people are like that because they are basically lazy pigs. Sitting around on their fat asses stuffing their faces all day long.
I never said that at all, im saying they eat more than they burn, thats just scientific fact. With modern lifestyles people can subsist on very tiny portions of food.
My wife for example, does not have a desk job, her job involves a fair bit of physical work, constantly on her feet or crawling through ducts fixing things.
She needs under a thousand calories a day, that means if she has a bagel (plain) with a glass of water she has her three meals right there (and is already gaining weight if she adds butter)
Alot of people have desk jobs and need even less food than that. But they are used to eating the meal sizes they did when they were younger or when they had more demanding jobs.
Alot of people figure, I'll eat three light meals a day, but don't realise they don't need three meals a day (at least with the standard portion sizes one finds these days).
Normally I run and work out alot (because I have a desk job) and eat a fair amount, but around this time of year when its busy Im usually at a desk 14-16 hours a day so do very little. For calorie intake I hover around 900 and still put on weight.
Thats coffee for breakfast and lunch and a piece of meat the size of a deck of cards and a light salad for supper.
Alot of people really don't know how little food they need in a modern lifestyle.