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Outwork - John

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If I Eat my Greens can I have a Pudding?
« on: 07/02/2009 10:30:03 »
Outwork - John  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Dear Chris

My question is in two parts:
 
a) I am fortunate enough to be able to eat voraciously without putting on weight. And I do! My brother, on the other hand, is constantly battling with his weight despite the fact that he eats considerably less than me, probably more healthily and works out at the gym. He says his weight problem is just 'his slow metabolism' but what is the real reason he puts weight on more easily? If my metabolism really is running faster does this mean I am aging more quickly than him. In other words is his 'engine' gently idling whereas mine is constantly revving and hence wearing out faster?  When it come to metabolism, does the flame that burns brightest burn quickest?
 
b) I also eat an awful lot of sweets, crisps and cakes. But my appetite is large enough that I also get to eat quite a bit of fresh fruit and veg. Also my cholesterol level is low. Is there any reason why I shouldn't eat lots of unhealthy snacks if I also eat my five a day?

Many thanks,
 
John Chapman

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If I Eat my Greens can I have a Pudding?
« Reply #1 on: 07/02/2009 10:31:05 »
Why are there two of the same question?
 

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If I Eat my Greens can I have a Pudding?
« Reply #3 on: 07/02/2009 21:04:44 »
Hi all

This is John Chapman.

I originally sent this question to Chris Smith's email address at The Naked Scientist but got no response for a couple of weeks and assumed it hadn't been selected for inclusion on the show. So I posted it on the forum. In the meantime it seems that someone from the show has also posted it.

If any of you moderators see this thread would you mind deleting it. Ta.
« Last Edit: 09/02/2009 10:40:50 by John Chapman »
 

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