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Puting on weight

  1. Jul 19, 2006 #1

    wolram

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    Well i am not sure if am or not, i do not have a weighing machine, however
    i seem to have more mass about the middle, even though i am the same jean size as before, this is strange as if any thing i eat less and less and am as acctive as ever, could i be retaining water?
     
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  3. Jul 19, 2006 #2

    arildno

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    You are 55. You are oozing into old age. :smile:
     
  4. Jul 19, 2006 #3

    Evo

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    Yeah, your mass is shifting. :biggrin:
     
  5. Jul 19, 2006 #4

    nazzard

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    Just blame the hot summer and the thermal expansion that comes along with it for any "reorganization" of your body. :wink:

    Oh and weighing machines are evil. :devil:



    Wait....why is my sign Libra? :rolleyes:
     
  6. Jul 19, 2006 #5

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    Now come on folkes this Wollie your talking to, from your posts it seems you are being very un scientific, i note that mass can not move without some input of energy, and age alone can not reshape a body, it is all to do with
    E=MC2, now back to my water retension theory, i wonder if i should start monitoring fluid in/out put.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2006 #6

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    Maybe some water retention - but I doubt it. Maybe reduce salt intake.

    Also, as one ages, the metabolism decreases.

    When you say 'active as ever', what does that mean? It could mean normal routine, which for most people doesn't involve much increase in metabolism.

    To keep weight/mass down, one needs to do some form of vigorous excercise - like walking quickly ( 3mi/hr) for at least 20 minutes. Consider going for a brisk 2 mile walk - in the morning or evening.

    And watch those calories. Eat complex carbohydrates, rather than sugar and starch (processed food) and lean meats.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2006 #7

    arildno

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    Besides, your muscles are degenerating into fatty tissue.

    Soon, the liver spots and palsy arrive..:smile:
     
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  9. Jul 19, 2006 #8
    Don't forget the turkey throat :uhh:
     
  10. Jul 19, 2006 #9

    arildno

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    Aah yes, I forgot that an old man's body is flaccid everywhere.
    Thanks for the reminder. :smile:
     
  11. Jul 19, 2006 #10

    wolram

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    Nahh, my muscles are not degenerating, biceps, lats, leg muscles are still
    shapely.:tongue2:
     
  12. Jul 19, 2006 #11

    arildno

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    How about gluteus maximus, then?
     
  13. Jul 19, 2006 #12

    wolram

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    Generalisation, tut, tut, Didno, i could give you firm evidence that that is not
    very scientific :tongue2:
     
  14. Jul 19, 2006 #13

    arildno

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    How nice for you! :smile:
     
  15. Jul 19, 2006 #14
    I don't know why you are cutting calories. Maybe you are just busy... but if your goal is to lose weight (either conciously or you may have just noticed you are not eating as much as a reaction from putting on a little bit of weight) it is a bad way to do it. You really should eat six times a day, and monitor the percentage of carbs/protein/fat and of course calories.

    Start with a baseline. Lets say you need 2000 calories to maintain your present weight. Divide that by 6 and try to have that many calories per meal. You also want to strive for a percentage of carbs/protein/fat per meal. Bodybuilders in a cutting stage (a quick way to shave of fat) use a 40/40/20 ratio.

    Check
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    Calculator for ratios

    Or just find your baseline caloric need (what causes you to not gain weight), I believe that "calculator" website above has information on it. Then add an exercise, for example, walking for 30 minutes. Lets say this exercise burns 300 calories. You can either eat those 300 calories as treats, or instead let your body decide to do with them, it will choose to burn them. Don't cut too many calories, or the body will burn muscle instead.

    So my point is, IF you get more physically active and eat less, you will gain some fat, or at the least you will slow your metabolism down.
     
  16. Jul 19, 2006 #15

    wolram

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    Well apart from a passing resemblance, but i can not say those historical depictions are accurate.
     
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