Benn wrote:becka, I personally know some girls that are eating a lot a lot, but, they are skinny. I don't know why, but they were swearing about the fact they eat a lot and don't gain weight.
how can you explain that?
I know some girls like this also, and I have some theories
1) A woman needs around 2000kcal to maintain her weight. Most women's diets restrict you to around 1200kcal. So a woman who is already skinny can happily eat much more than her dieting friends
2) Most 'naturally skinny' girls think they eat more than they do. I have noticed that they will eat "a huge meal" (which is really a normal portion) and then they will leave some because they are "so full." I think they have smaller stomachs
They can then snack on other food - even junk food - but will stay skinny becasue the total calories they eat is still low. By contrast, a larger girl will try to "fill up" on bread or vegetables: so even if she never eats chocolate, she can still get fat
This is why gastric band surgery is effective.
3) If a girl has always been 'naturally skinny' it is often because her parents raised her to eat healthily. One of my best friends was always very skinny, because her mother was always on a diet. So her idea of a normal hearty meal is actually a very low calorie meal. By contrast, most of the larger girls I know were raised by parents who taught them it is normal to eat bread or pudding with a meal, or to snack on biscuits.
4) A 'naturally skinny' person finds it easier to exercise, because they carry so much less weight. A larger person may not be able to raise their heartbeat for a long time, because they have difficulty breathing or their joints hurt. Even if they do not consciously exercise, a skinny person will tend to walk around their house or office and do things more.
These are just some general observations - they are not true for everybody