This is wrong.Math Is Hard said:I think you guys are missing my point. If you eat too many (digestable)calories, the body is going to store the excess as fat.
For someone with a slow metabolism, this is true. For someone with a high metabolism, it is false.
When I trained, I ate 2.5 times more than my recommended amount of calories. So, my recommended was like 2000 calories and I was eating 4500 calories a day. All healthy except the ice cream. Believe it or not, I lost fat.
I increased my metabolism to a high-level where I can eat anything I wanted without worries to gaining weight (but of course I wasn't too stupid to do that).
A large person can not do this because their metabolism is really slow. Your body does not want to burn calories and decides to store it as fat. But for a fast metabolism person, it never stores anything as fat unless it is absolutely necessary otherwise it burns it. Someone with a fast metabolism has to eat consistently throughout the day because the body demands it. This why the body does not store the calories. Because you are eating 6-7 times a day (little snacks and meals) your body does not feel the need to preserve any calories because the next meal is coming up in just 2 hours or so. With larger people though, they tend to eat less times per day, but larger meals. So the body is not certain on when the next meal is, so it stores it. Or larger people on a "diet" (the most common cut back on calories diet) eat less frequently with less calories as the regular large guy is actually SLOWING HIS/HER METABOLISM EVEN MORE! So when this person goes on a binge one day, everything is STORED AS FAT because the body can't rely on eating enough.
Anyways, I'm done my talking.
Just see a personal trainer or a nutritinist/dietician before starting anything. Most people actually go in the WRONG direction because they think it's simple common sense to diet. Be careful on which trainers/nutritinists/dieticians you see too because some of them will risk your body just so you see results quickly and so it is easier to keep you as a client and suck your money away.
Well, the stuff I said above can be wrong but I don't think so. I didn't go into detail because I don't know any details and that's why I stopped and can't say it's completely true.
Note: I should be a Certified Personal Trainer by the end of this year. I have a lot of studying to do. Although getting the certification isn't too difficuld, I just want to be a quality trainer who trains his clients safely and efficiently.