It's A Mystery...
Friday, October 22, 2010
It's a mystery: I am amazed that some people I know can literally eat anything they want and never have a weight problem. Or is that just a myth? Can they really eat whatever without worrying about putting on a few pounds? If so, what is their secret? I'd love to know. I do know that, not to use it as an excuse, but my thyroid condition slows down my metabolism. Although I've taken medicine for it for 15 years, it is still slow. Also, I've noticed that people who can eat anything tend to have siblings and parents who also don't gain weight easily, so apparently genetics and heredity play a part in the mystery.
I've also heard that the more lean muscle you have, the faster your body burns calories. Fat burns slower than muscle. Also, they say there are foods that boost our metabolism rate, but I'm not sure what they are.
I'm wondering if gender also plays a role. It seems that men don't have as tough of a time losing weight as women, even when we eat the same.
All I know is that I want a faster metabolism, and I want to solve the mystery so I can lose weight! Have you solved this mystery?