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post #31 of 85
There was a guy the Sartorialist photographed often in the good, early days... quite balding (if I recall correctly), often with a cigar... does anyone have a link? He always looked great.
post #32 of 85
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There was a guy the Sartorialist photographed often in the good, early days... quite balding (if I recall correctly), often with a cigar... does anyone have a link? He always looked great.

I think he is the one after the link, 3 last pictures


http://putthison.com/post/25026810812/fitting-larger-men-theres-been-more-than-a
post #33 of 85
William Conrad as Frank Cannon.

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and from something a bit later...
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post #34 of 85
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but you're certainly gay

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post #35 of 85
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That's about a pound a week. He may be young but may be genetically a heavy person.And as far as you, you may have gone down to a normal weight for your height but remember that there was a reason that you became 70 lbs overweight at a young age and that reason is a genetic predisposition because most people (at least when I was young) had a hard time gaining weight. It wasn't just food that made you 70 lbs overweight and since you are still only 26 the likihood of again becoming overweight is pretty certain. This is why I told him to just stay in shape and try to slowly lose but not go crazy thinking about his weight and to look good  in nice clothes.
If you're overweight as a kid you have an 80% chance of being fat as an adult.
If both parents are overweight you also have an 80% chaneof being overweight as an adult even if you were slim as a child.
98% of people who go on diets and lose weight gain it back within 2 years.

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Your mother is OK for her height but you really have to look at both sides of the family going back let's say to your great grandparents to see how fat prone you may be. When people attend Uni they are usually at the point when their growing has slowed down or stopped so their real genetic predisposition is starting to show. Kids are always skinny growing up and through their teens (or always used to be) so if you're fat and not even 20 then  there is a strong genetic fat component there. Eating at fast food places and drinking  was not what made you fat. It may have only contributed to it because I doubt that Dennys is any worse than eating  something else and you have to eat, right? Anyone who has to diet or exercise to stay their correct weight is likely genetically prone to fatness. A normal person's basal metabolism rate will keep them steady and at their right weight. Just eating normally and moving around in normal activity keeps them at a normal weight. And btw, 175 lbs at 5'9" in HS  is already getting a bit chunky (I was 5'11" and 152 lbs at 18 and that was about normal then) so your college weight gain was already developing from HS.

My whole family is overweight. I was growing up as well. My last year of college I lost 100 pounds. That was four years ago. People think it was some trick how I lost weight, but in reality I just stopped eating like a monster. I don't think it was purely genetic, I think it was mostly just horrible food choices and an unhealthy lifestyle.
post #36 of 85
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My whole family is overweight. I was growing up as well. My last year of college I lost 100 pounds. That was four years ago. People think it was some trick how I lost weight, but in reality I just stopped eating like a monster. I don't think it was purely genetic, I think it was mostly just horrible food choices and an unhealthy lifestyle.

It's a genetic predisposition which was why your entire family and you were fat. Ever see families where everyone is tall and thin? Or short and stocky?  A predisposition doesn't always mean that everyone in a family will be fat or thin. Why wouldn't you believe that you inherit a certain body type?  The distribution of and be built like an olympic swimmer and the other have a pot belly and narrow shouldered.

post #37 of 85
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It's a genetic predisposition which was why your entire family and you were fat. Ever see families where everyone is tall and thin? Or short and stocky?  A predisposition doesn't always mean that everyone in a family will be fat or thin. Why wouldn't you believe that you inherit a certain body type?

Such "genetic predisposition" happens too much in the U.S.of A.
By comparison, I almost never see it's occurrence in Japan or South Korea... places where eating habits are very different from those in "occident".
post #38 of 85
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Originally Posted by Snedley View Post

It's a genetic predisposition which was why your entire family and you were fat. Ever see families where everyone is tall and thin? Or short and stocky?  A predisposition doesn't always mean that everyone in a family will be fat or thin. Why wouldn't you believe that you inherit a certain body type?  The distribution of and be built like an olympic swimmer and the other have a pot belly and narrow shouldered.

I think it is because people within a family have similar habits. Of course genetics play a part, but if your family binges on bread, pasta, pizza, and potato chips don't blame being fat on genetics. the whole slow metabolism excuse is also bullshit. If you don't eat as much, you will lose weight. Might take you longer, but it is just math and science.
post #39 of 85
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Originally Posted by Snedley View Post

It's a genetic predisposition which was why your entire family and you were fat. Ever see families where everyone is tall and thin? Or short and stocky?  A predisposition doesn't always mean that everyone in a family will be fat or thin. Why wouldn't you believe that you inherit a certain body type?  The distribution of and be built like an olympic swimmer and the other have a pot belly and narrow shouldered.

I must disagree with you. It has nothing to do with the genes in 99% of case so, if we leave the word genetic out of it, we can say that someone is predisposed to be fat, and I will then say that he is predisposed to eat too much food and also not disposed to do exercise commensurate with what is eaten.

It is not about genetics, it is about lifestyle choices, as PBooth correctly states.
I also think that the words 'genetics' and the word 'predisposed' are used as excuses by people that are too lazy to do anything constructive about their lifestyle aka fat.
post #40 of 85
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I must disagree with you. It has nothing to do with the genes in 99% of case so, if we leave the word genetic out of it, we can say that someone is predisposed to be fat, and I will then say that he is predisposed to eat too much food and also not disposed to do exercise commensurate with what is eaten.
It is not about genetics, it is about lifestyle choices, as PBooth correctly states.
I also think that the words 'genetics' and the word 'predisposed' are used as excuses by people that are too lazy to do anything constructive about their lifestyle aka fat.

I agree because I used to use these excuses. When you buck up and face the reality you get to the truth, just as I have done.
post #41 of 85

Genetics may play a role, but the fact is that most people won't gain any weight if they eat correctly and don't have a sedentary lifestyle. What people usually call "eating normally" is actually eating too much. We're so used to overeating.

post #42 of 85
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Genetics may play a role, but the fact is that most people won't gain any weight if they eat correctly and don't have a sedentary lifestyle. What people usually call "eating normally" is actually eating too much. We're so used to overeating.
I agree. I know that genetics play a big portion in our make up, but you can definitely take control of your physical health. Sure we all cannot get that cut symmetrical 6 pack set up, but we can get darn healthy.

The general foods out there are horrible. Back several decades, you just have your ham and cheeseburger. Now you have bacon triple double yada yada with enough grease to clog your arteries.

The thread just sure turned into a different direction, eh? Sorry for helping derail the thrad.
post #43 of 85
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I wouldn't call him fat, but a larger guy who always looks great is Will from A Suitable Wardrobe.

Will's far from fat.
post #44 of 85
Some people just burn excess calories easier than others. I know people that eat junk food all day long and drink coke or apple juice 24/7. Mathematically they would turn fat, but they don't (yet). Others would already have gained XX-XXX pounds. I'm in between. I'm not ultra skinny, but I'm far from fat. However, I easily gain muscles. Or, well, I have them without doing anything (lazyness... frown.gif).

But the genetic predisposition on whether you easily burn excess calories or "save" them only comes into play when you eat more than your body burns/needs. If you eat less, everyone (99.99%) will lose weight. Or let's put it like this: everyone will burn and lose fat. (You may still suffer from water retention, but that's another topic.) You (or at least no "normal" person) can't create energy out of nothing.
post #45 of 85
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Some people just burn excess calories easier than others. I know people that eat junk food all day long and drink coke or apple juice 24/7. Mathematically they would turn fat, but they don't (yet). Others would already have gained XX-XXX pounds. I'm in between. I'm not ultra skinny, but I'm far from fat. However, I easily gain muscles. Or, well, I have them without doing anything (lazyness... frown.gif).
But the genetic predisposition on whether you easily burn excess calories or "save" them is only the case if you eat more than your body burns/needs. If you eat less, everyone (99.99%) will lose weight. Or let's put it like this: everyone will burn and lose fat. (You may still suffer from water retention, but that's another topic.) You (or at least no "normal" person) can't create energy out of nothing.

Human atomic bomb.
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