Is losing and gaining weight easy for you?

Losing weight - Some people are good at loosing many things but their weight.
By Bala
@balasri (26537)
India
May 13, 2010 12:40pm CST
I can put on weight in a week and can easily shed it the next week if I want to. One of the reasons why my wife is envious of me.
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17 responses
@apsara60 (6610)
• Israel
13 May 10
hi Bala.....nice question...for me things are something like this..... I keep gaining weight even though I don't want it, and I don't loose weight no matter how hard I try to shed it.... Now you tell me this secret of yours....how do you shed weight easily within a week, Please please tell me......what do you do....... Yeah kya jaado hai, mr. jadougar......lol
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@balasri (26537)
• India
14 May 10
Don't get naughty ideas Apsara. Woh jaado vadoo kuch nahi hai.Mein ek Sadhu ki thara kaana kaatha hai. (Especially when I want to reduce)
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@balasri (26537)
• India
15 May 10
Well I can say that my metabolism responds to my command.The more I eat the more fat I become and the less I become thin.I know my limits and never gorge on food.If I feast one day I may fast for two days.The balancing act is the trick.And I never miss my morning walk for 30 minutes. Dekiye, yeh to bahut aasaan hai na?
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@apsara60 (6610)
• Israel
14 May 10
sadhu aur apsara ko toh bhoot purana rishta hai.....so now you have to tell me what exactly you do.Sadhuji kripa kare.....warna yeh apsara apsara nahi rahegi....because apsarye moti nahi hoti.....
@poohgal (6845)
• Singapore
13 May 10
yo.. it's been a long time since I post here.. hope all is well with you I am envious of you too... It's easy for me to gain weight but not so easy to lose. But well, so long as I do not over-eat, I can maintain my weight.
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@balasri (26537)
• India
14 May 10
I am good Poohgal.Thanks for asking.How are you? You are right in saying that proper eating habit takes care of the weight problem.
@poohgal (6845)
• Singapore
14 May 10
I'm great
@SViswan (12051)
• India
15 May 10
I don't put on weight that easily....just around the hips. But it's easy for me to lose the weight if I exercise. One week is enough for me. I take after my dad in that.
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@balasri (26537)
• India
15 May 10
You must be one of those few lucky women Sandhya.
@SViswan (12051)
• India
26 Jun 10
Yes, does seem like it...only if I was lucky enough to get determination as a virtue too...lol
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
13 May 10
Well, is easy for me to gain weight ,and is also easy to loose weight as long as I starve myself Ha Ha! I love eating ,but I hate to be fat too ,so I try my best to get on a diet every time I gain weight. Is so difficult for me to control myself when I around sweets like for example cheese cake.
@balasri (26537)
• India
14 May 10
It is really tough to indulge in cheese cakes and stay in shape Mirita.
@writersedge (22563)
• United States
14 May 10
For years I could do that, but not any more. After middle age, most people have difficulty, some people during middle age, and some before. But sooner or later, it usually catches up with most people.
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@balasri (26537)
• India
15 May 10
http://www.dirjournal.com/health-journal/the-truth-about-middle-age-metabolism/ The above link is useful in beating the middle age metabolism myth.
@writersedge (22563)
• United States
15 May 10
It's not a myth. I've slowed way down. Most people my age have. We're not going out dancing on Saturday nights any more, we're tired. I'm going through menopause where I'm not sleeping, etc. I don't care what dir journal says. Are they going through menopause?
@allknowing (130114)
• India
27 Jun 10
Here's my story about losing and gaining weight. My BMI was perfect till I met with an accident which ordered me bed rest for a few months and that increased my weight by a few kilos which I tried to shed but to no avail. I then skipped my dinner and it worked. I am in fact a few kilos less than I should be and so I should start eating a bit more!
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@balasri (26537)
• India
27 Jun 10
Great as your name suggest you seem to know about all including how to shed that extra pounds..
@kalav56 (11464)
• India
16 May 10
And may I know the trade secret? Which woman won't envy you ?
@balasri (26537)
• India
17 May 10
The secret is that I am lucky to have endowed with a perfect metabolic system. The less I eat I go down and the more I eat I put up weight. So I draw the line where it needs to be. I know a lot of people dieting very strictly and slogging in tread mills to find some extra grams added as a result.
@balasri (26537)
• India
18 May 10
My best wishes.
@kalav56 (11464)
• India
17 May 10
Actually dieting too strictly is very dangerous Blaa because we put on weight the moment the regimen stops.It also harms the system. I have found thta staying away from sweets keeps my weight under control .THough people normally never feel that I am overweight I feel that I am tending to add a few pounds these days [wha t w ith middle age!but I am slo confidne thtta I will come down.
@derek_a (10874)
14 May 10
I can put on weight fairly easily and I can lose weight - but that is done slowly . I guess it is just something about getting older why this happens to me. _Derek
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@balasri (26537)
• India
15 May 10
Yes Our metabolic rate slows down as we age.
@mayka123 (16546)
• India
15 May 10
Gaining weight has never been too difficult for me. I tend to put on weight very easily. And loosing weight is very very difficult. I am just too lazy to either go to the gym or try out any exercises at home.
@balasri (26537)
• India
15 May 10
There are many ladies who dutifully go to gym trying exercises but managed to be fat. So you are saving money.Good for you
@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
13 May 10
hi balasri oh you darned men you can just take it off and in only a few days, we all envy you guys so much, care to s hare just what 'is your secret. I mean you can eat twice as much as me gain some pounds then wow its off in the next week. I bet your metabolism is set higher than ours. darn, green with envy, shame on me. no losing is really hard for me and oh not gaining weight is too darned easy. I just inhale some food and zap five more pounds which will not come off.
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@balasri (26537)
• India
15 May 10
There are several differences between the fat storage and fat metabolism of men and women. First of all, women's body fact percentages tend to be greater than those of men. Women usually store more of their fat in the hips and thighs. Men tend to store more of their fat in the abdominal region. According to scientists, the fat in the abdominal zone is easier to metabolize than the fat in the gluteal-femoral area. Additionally, a greater amount of alpha receptors, which promote the storage of fat, are generally found in the hips and thighs of women. These two factors mean that men usually have faster fat metabolisms than women do, and are thus more successful at losing weight. One more reason to be happy about being a man Hately.
@bjcyrix (6901)
• Philippines
14 May 10
I would be envious too.^_^ Im not good in losing or gaining weight easily but Im good in maintaining the weight that I have. However, if that current weight either increases or decreases, it would be hard for me to get it back up or down to the original number. A pound or two is easy to gain or lose for me but if its five pounds or more then Im in trouble.
@balasri (26537)
• India
14 May 10
Why wait till it reaches to the fifth pound?
@bjcyrix (6901)
• Philippines
15 May 10
Well, remember that time of year when there's plenty of food? Like last year, September is a regional festival here. October is my Mom's birthday and my relatives barangay festival. November would have All Saint's day and All Soul's day. Then there's the nonstop celebration in December of Christmas, January's New Year's and my birthday, February's 4 friend's birthday celebrations plus Valentine's Day. Then March's friends' graduation parties(including mine).
@salonga (27775)
• Philippines
14 May 10
It is also easy for me because I have self-discipline. Whenever I notice my weight increasing I do vigorous workouts and watch my diet too. In a week time I am back into my normal weight. I have always been a health conscious person. I also stay active so that I can burn calories very easily.
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@balasri (26537)
• India
15 May 10
Great Salonga.Where there is a will there sure is a way.Way to go.
@paula27661 (15811)
• Australia
14 May 10
I am envious too! I can gain weight quite easily and I can lose it but it is not as easy as gaining it, that’s for sure! Some people are lucky to blessed with a fast metabolism, mine is average I think and losing weight has always been a bit of a battle! At least I can do it eventually if I stick to my resolve and eat less and exercise.
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@balasri (26537)
• India
15 May 10
Though eating less and exercising a lot is the solution it doesn't seem to work on everyone on equal level.Blessed are the ones who have that perfect metabolism. It works very fine for me.I eat more I gain more pounds and the lesser I eat the thinner I become.The results are very fast.
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@kiran8 (15348)
• Mangalore, India
14 May 10
In my case I put on weight very very easily.Last week my daughter was with me and we went out and had a good time and with all the extra rich food I have already put on 2 kilos and now to loose that weight I may have to work out for a whole month.I find it very difficult to loose weight...all the best and have a great weekend
@balasri (26537)
• India
15 May 10
Though it is s simple formula of burning out as much calories of input most of us find it hard.The body is so firm and doesn't give up so easily those fat deposits which are stored for emergency periods and drought situations. Can't blame the body too.It is a little old fashioned engineered for the nomads and cave men who are in search for food always. Poor thing it doesn't understand that nowadays we have plenty of food to gorge whenever we need.
@littleowl (7157)
15 May 10
Hi Bala, you are lucky to be able to do that! lol- My weight likes to fluctuate..for a while I can be skinny and fit in really small clothes then all of a sudden I put on weight and have to get clothes a bit bigger that fit me.;.it is a never ending battle, yet at the moment it seems my wight is staying at a stable average weight....LoLo
@neildc (17239)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
16 May 10
i am also one person that envious of other people like you that can easily gain weight. i long been longing to gain weight, even a little. but for many years, i have maintain my bantam weight which i wish to get heavier so i can catch up with my wife.
@anuraa32 (2446)
• India
18 May 10
Hmmmmmmmmm .... Put on weight I can easily. So easily that now I am fighting the battle of the bulge. It is though very difficult for me to lose weight. I fight a very slow result battle.