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    My colleague is 5 days per week in gym, yet she's still fat - how?

    So according to her, she goes to gym 5 days per week. And she's not a fit girl. She's not extremely obese but she's not just a bit chubbier than average person. She's something in between.

    She also always eats low calorie sallad and weights her calories in every meal.

    And we're not talking about a 60 year old woman who is way past her prime. We're talking about 25 year old young woman.

    So what the hell?

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    It could be a million things but she probably likes to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberry View Post
    So according to her, she goes to gym 5 days per week. And she's not a fit girl. She's not extremely obese but she's not just a bit chubbier than average person. She's something in between.

    She also always eats low calorie sallad and weights her calories in every meal.

    And we're not talking about a 60 year old woman who is way past her prime. We're talking about 25 year old young woman.

    So what the hell?
    She spends most of the time at the gym sitting on one of the machines doing nothing then goes home and eats a gallon of icecream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberry View Post
    So according to her, she goes to gym 5 days per week. And she's not a fit girl. She's not extremely obese but she's not just a bit chubbier than average person. She's something in between.

    She also always eats low calorie sallad and weights her calories in every meal.

    And we're not talking about a 60 year old woman who is way past her prime. We're talking about 25 year old young woman.

    So what the hell?
    You left out how long as in days/weeks has she been doing this workout. Also how long is she at the gym each day? How long is her workout?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberry View Post
    So according to her, she goes to gym 5 days per week. And she's not a fit girl. She's not extremely obese but she's not just a bit chubbier than average person. She's something in between.
    Ok, for how long? You could go for 30 minutes every day which is practically nothing. Also I'd fact check her diet because that's what primarily does it, genetic factors aside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberry View Post
    So according to her, she goes to gym 5 days per week. And she's not a fit girl. She's not extremely obese but she's not just a bit chubbier than average person. She's something in between.

    She also always eats low calorie sallad and weights her calories in every meal.

    And we're not talking about a 60 year old woman who is way past her prime. We're talking about 25 year old young woman.

    So what the hell?
    People's perception of what's fit and healthy is built of a false narrative by the media. Then you got people who try and use the BMI as a scale for fitness. Which was never it's intended purpose.

    Now be prepared for a bunch of people with no professional experience to give their reasons why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jettisawn View Post
    People's perception of what's fit and healthy is built of a false narrative by the media. Then you got people who try and use the BMI as a scale for fitness. Which was never it's intended purpose.

    Now be prepared for a bunch of people with no professional experience to give their reasons why.
    You can however use your eyes and see if someone is overweight or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberry View Post
    So according to her, she goes to gym 5 days per week. And she's not a fit girl. She's not extremely obese but she's not just a bit chubbier than average person. She's something in between.

    She also always eats low calorie sallad and weights her calories in every meal.

    And we're not talking about a 60 year old woman who is way past her prime. We're talking about 25 year old young woman.

    So what the hell?
    She must be eating too much when she's at home or she's getting a lot of calories from drinks. A glass of kivik pärondryck is like 120 calories I think.

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    her calorie intake is higher than her calorie burn.

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    She could be lying about the gym part.

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    How long is she going to the gym for daily, what types of exercise is she doing, how long has she been going to the gym, how long has she been on the diet? These are all important factors.
    Last edited by Paetolus; 2019-05-27 at 02:08 PM.

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    Most of the time it will boil down to:

    1) She might eat salads, but I’m sure she has a high overall consumption per day. She is probably doing a lot of snacking that she wont admit.

    2) She is probably ineffective in the gym. Taking too long/many breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberry View Post
    So according to her, she goes to gym 5 days per week. And she's not a fit girl. She's not extremely obese but she's not just a bit chubbier than average person. She's something in between.

    She also always eats low calorie sallad and weights her calories in every meal.

    And we're not talking about a 60 year old woman who is way past her prime. We're talking about 25 year old young woman.

    So what the hell?
    Sounds like some kind of endocrine disorder. Hypothyroidism, maybe.

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    Exercise is only like 30% of being healthy. Diet is everything, man. Just cause she's eating salads at work doesn't mean she ain't gettin' that quick Chikfila trip on the way home lol

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    She eats. If she say that she eat salads and other things that are considered healthy and being truthful about it, she probably eat to much of it.

    Nuts are healthy, calorie heavy.
    Avocado is healthy, also fairly calorie heavy due to oils.

    Etc etc... Healthy products can be calorie heavy. Plenty of people think it's only junk food that have too muxh calories which is wrong.
    Last edited by Kumorii; 2019-05-27 at 02:17 PM.

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    Each person has an internal feedback loop that controls how much they eat, a "barostat".

    The existence of such a feedback loop should be obvious, since even slight imbalance of intake/consumption of calories would accumulate to large changes in weight over time. And most people don't count calories, so some sort of internal sense coupled to the feeling of hunger must be running things.

    Exercising more just means the barostat increases food intake to compensate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNK de LUXE View Post
    her calorie intake is higher than her calorie burn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnluckyAmateur View Post
    Ok, for how long? You could go for 30 minutes every day which is practically nothing. Also I'd fact check her diet because that's what primarily does it, genetic factors aside.
    I'd argue that if you know what to do, you could get a solid workout done in 30-40 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberry View Post
    So according to her, she goes to gym 5 days per week. And she's not a fit girl. She's not extremely obese but she's not just a bit chubbier than average person. She's something in between.

    She also always eats low calorie sallad and weights her calories in every meal.

    And we're not talking about a 60 year old woman who is way past her prime. We're talking about 25 year old young woman.

    So what the hell?
    Could be two things:

    1. Typical case of underreporting when we talk about her intake.
    2. Her intake is way to high to begin with

    "I eat healthy and do so much sports" - you hear this shit from clients all the time.

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    Can be a few things,
    She lies about what she eats.
    Sure she maybe eats low calorie sallad, but maybe she eats to much of it? 200 calories is not that much. But eat that 10 times a day... well :/
    She is one of those that doesn't know softdrinks, or soda are calorie heavy. Damn even milk contains a ton of calories...
    Going to the gym and only lifting weights doesn't burn that much extra calories. Cardio is needed for that and I have no idea if she does any cardio at all.
    Also with cardio I mean atleast 30 min workout. Not some 5-10 min "warm-up" BS.
    Or she just lies about it and have never even been to a gym.
    Or, or!!! Does she even wanna lose weight? What is her reason to go to the gym, do you know that?

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