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28 Jan 2006

Why do some get fat and others not?
There seems to be a perception that once you have children you start getting fat. I am not talking about mums like actresses or models who don't eat and exercise vigorously or have impossible genes. I was 30 when I gave birth and hardly gained weight, That is without watching what I ate or exercising. I am only a bit chubbier but it's nothing regular exercise won't solve. Yet if I look at my friends or cousins or some other women they really do seem to get fat starting in the pregnancy and then that fat just stays on, and then they get a bit fatter. I've never been a sporty person. So why do some women get fat and some not, especially once married and pregnant.?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Wondering
If we could answer this question, then we could solve the problem of obesity! There are so many factors that can influence why an individual gains weight at any time of life, not just after giving birth, that it would take hours to describe them all. If you click on 'Diet' at the top of this page and then on 'Weight loss' you can read some of the articles I have written on the mystery of weight gain and loss. Many of these papers are based on lectures or research results that I have heard or read, so it will give you an idea of the complexity of human metabolism.
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DietDoc
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