Talk:1744: Metabolism

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I think the comics explanation should include dieticians. 14:58, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

A reference on the topic of metabolic energy balance and common beliefs surrounding it: 17:47, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

If it was White Hat saying this, I'd expect him to be literally able to eat whatever he wants, even items that are not normally edible. It is not, however (which is strange, because, even aside from that alternate interpretation, it sounds a lot like his style). -- 02:56, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

I'd say in that case it had to be Beret Guy instead of White Hat. Elektrizikekswerk (talk) 07:31, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
I agree - not sure why I mistook one for the other. -- 12:11, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

I have one of those metabolisms where if I eat more than what I need, I sweat a lot during the night and I never fatten. I'm always underweight. é_è Seipas (talk) 09:07, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

The explaination is mistaken. It is indeed possible to eat and not gain weight, and well document and most parts of it understood by medicine. Excess energy is only stored as fat if the body is stressed, you can piss out the sugar or the intestines can absorb less. The problem with the idea is that is hard to impossible to correct what your body does in this regard which makes is a red herring for the already overweight. 16:45, 11 October 2016 (UTC)