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How Often Do You See The ‘fat’ In Fat People?

We are fat because of calories ingested in the form of food and exercise.

Our metabolism is a complex chemical system that needs an energy source to work properly. It has two parts: a Krebs Cycle, which is a pathway of electrons which get pulled off of the fuel atoms in the food to make energy for the cell, and a cytoplasmic ATP Production System, which draws electrons from our cytoplasm and pumps them directly into the energy generating mitochondria, the energy factory of our cells.

If we are not getting enough calorie energy from our diet or through anaerobic bursts of work in our muscles, our mitochondria are going to start to stop working properly and we will start gaining weight.

This is what we refer to as a starvation response: the cells are trying to build their reserves of energy for the coming day. As long as we burn off the calories in the food we eat, it isn’t going to matter if we are skinny, overweight, or anything in between (as long as we burn off the calories).

But if we aren’t getting enough calories, then our bodies will eventually be forced to build up a certain amount of reserves of energy, and it will do this by burning up what little food we have. 

“But what does ‘fat’ even mean?” 

It doesn’t matter what we call that, it is going to turn out to mean exactly what it does now: “Fat people” or “obese people” have a low metabolic rate. It does not mean they are not active; if we are active and burning calories like the rest of our cells, then we are going to have a faster metabolic rate than our fat-adapted counterparts.

It is also true that our metabolism is a complex chemical chemical process. The cells of our body are built out of a mixture of cells made of different types of molecules. This means that the chemical machinery of our body is very different from our bodies of the past. 

Our cells do not use food as fuel directly; they use the food as a substrate, meaning that we use calories in the form of food. We do not rely on the metabolic pathways (the pathways that get pulled off of our food to fuel our mitochondria) that came with our ancestors to fuel us.

So what does it mean to be metabolically obese?

There are many forms of obesity, which are classified as metabolic disorders. One of the largest forms of obesity is a condition known as ‘Obesity-Related Psychopathology’. This means that the disorder affects our brain chemistry and the individual’s experience of their body and their interactions with others.

This disorder is referred to as “Obese Cognition”.

Our experience of ourselves and of our bodies will be affected by the disorder, and our experiences will be affected by those around us. When people have low metabolic rate, they feel as though they are starving, and they will find it difficult to be social, especially when eating less and moving more. When they have low energy levels, they will feel tired and sluggish and will not perform like they might normally.

People with low metabolic rate will feel as if they have more energy than they do, and their bodies require more energy than others (especially when in environments of high ambient temperature) to function effectively. Because of this, they are more likely to get into medical trouble and they have a greater chance of becoming sick or even dying. It is also difficult for people with low metabolic rate to maintain a healthy weight, and they may lose weight relatively easily.