Slappy Doo Hoo wrote:
I don't think anyone's going to argue that people are different in how easy/hard it is to stay thin. Some people have to work harder than others. And some people are morbidly obese thanks to genetics.
On the other hand, if you were to religiously exercise the proper way, stay consistent with that and a healthy diet that supported it, you could be smaller than a size 14 without starving yourself.
Slappy, might be true much of the time, but not always.
Me, as case in point.
Metabolisms do change as you age, plus menopause for women, that honestly preclude you from getting under a certain size, regardless of your health activity level, or healthy diet.
In order to be any smaller than I am now, I would have to have an exercise program that would be totally unrealistic. As for food, I'd have to be one of those obsessed people that measure out every gram of food.
It's not always a matter of "trying harder"
There comes a point, if you are emotionally and mentally happy, where you do just say...."hey, I can be a 14 and happy, or a 12 and constantly battling 14, or a 10 and utterly miserable"
BTW, through most of my adult years between 20 and 35, I was a 6, going into an 8. In my 20's that was easy enough to maintain....older, there was a force like a glacier, which couldn't be stopped.
I don't want to be 90 years old, or older, and look back wondering why I worried about whether I weighed X or Y, or wore a size 10 or 14.