mountaingoat22 wrote:My question is: is it possible that the big efforts I have put forth during climbing in the past (re: 12-24 hour days climbing technical routes on mountains) have essentially trained or programmed my body to horde every calorie and all fat it gets, even though I'm not climbing now? That this history has altered my metabolism in some way? Or am I just a 28 year old man with really bad genes?
JohnP wrote:An underlying thyroid issue was my thoughts as well. You didn't mention any symptoms such as lack of energy, depression, or irritability which may be present in cases of low thyroid (hypothyroidism). A visit to your doc and a simple lab test is usually all that's necessary. Also, ask your doc to check your testosterone levels which could also account for your weight gain. Both of these conditions are easily managed through your doctor. Good luck!
pvnisher wrote:It is easier to stay fit than it is to get fit.
One key reason that older people sometimes have lower muscle mass and higher amounts of fat is their level of physical activity. When you are less active, you lose muscle mass and gain fat, which burns calories more slowly than muscle. This causes your basal metabolic rate to decrease, decreasing the amount of calories you need. However, many people do not reduce their calorie intake appropriately, leading to more weight gain and an even lower BMR. To prevent this, you need to stay active throughout your life, especially as you age.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/50114 ... z2VenkiQM0"
Decrease your caloric intake, increase your physical output. And do those 2 things consistently for a long period of time. You'll be fine.
ExcitableBoy wrote: Maybe you are eating more calories than you think? I know I do.
mountaingoat22 wrote: That this history has altered my metabolism in some way? Or am I just a 28 year old man with really bad genes?
Your base metabolism goes gown as you age.mconnell wrote:Sounds to me like someone is getting old.
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