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It's Harder To Gain Weight Than To Lose Weight!

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Food Energy: Wiki

Energy intake to the body that is not used up is mostly stored as fat in the fat tissue. Consider the following theoretical calculation.

* Fat contains about 3,500 kilocalories per pound (32 kJ/g).[9]

o If you eat 3,500 kcal more than your body needs, you will put on 0.3 pounds (0.14 kg) of fat (assuming 30% digestion efficiency, or less depending on food conversion inefficiency not included in the "body needs" category).

o If you burn 3,500 kcal more than you eat, you lose about 1 pound (0.45 kg) of fat, assuming that only fat is burnt (this is close to 100% since even the waste heat counts toward the 3,500 kcal). However, energy sources can come from catabolism of protein (muscles), and fat may be preferentially saved. The use of different body materials as available must be considered.

Because the body must expend energy to create fat, the amount of energy a person has to expend to lose weight is much smaller than the amount they have to consume in order to gain weight. However, the body may increase its basal metabolic rate to preferentially "burn off" new calories or decrease it to conserve energy to balance out increased activity. Thus, actual weight changes vary between individuals. Also, the computations above assume that all the weight gained and lost is in the form of fat. In reality, this is a mixture of protein, carbohydrates, etc. (in muscle tissue, organs, etc.).

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hahaha tell that to anyone who's trying to lose weight, they'd totally shoot u down :P :P

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To me, it's harder to lose weight than to gain weight!!!!!

sorri...edited....typin' mistake!!!!!...LOL....

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It's harder to lose weight than lose weight, what? lol :P

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LOL...

i should tell my mom this XD

i think it's true.

and anyways, when you eat, it's pleasure.

but when you excercise, it's not.

so i think it IS easier to lose weight

than to gain weight,

but it's just that nobody has the

motivation to lose weight, while almost

everybody loves to eat and gain

weight, haha.

God bless~ :)

-Anthony

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of course it's hard to gain weight if u eat healthy food in many quantities or if u have high metabolisme..

trust me,if u're fat u want to cry to lose weight. =/

[especially if no one support u.]

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If I tried a little,

I can gain 5lb in less than 3 days.

I'll lose 0lbs...

it's hard to not eat all the sweets and foods with lots of calories ya know T___T"

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ahh but it's much harder to burn off the calories once you've eaten it than it is to eat the food containing the calories ;)

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For me it's easier to gain than lose as I can easily eat over 3,500 kcals on a binge session :x

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i agree in my case. if i skip a meal b/c i happen to be too busy or something..i drop down 1-2lbs. but i never go over much no matter how much i eat.

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i dont know which planet you come from, but im moving there!

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I can't seem to gain weight...so I'm stuck at 90 lbs :(

A lot of jeans don't fit cry cry

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Aha.. interesting.. I always thought it was the other way around; easier to gain than lose weight o_o

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lol~ I wish that really was true ><;;

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It's so true!

I've been 110 pounds for the past FOREVER and I eat wayyy more than my friends.

Being male, 110 pounds, and 5'9 height, it's not very healthy.

I finished a 15,000 calorie tub of weight gainer supplement, and gained only 1 pound from the whole thing. It's impossible!

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eat when your not hungry and constantly and you'll gain weight!!

but i think its harder to LOSE weight than gain weight!

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It's so true!

I've been 110 pounds for the past FOREVER and I eat wayyy more than my friends.

Being male, 110 pounds, and 5'9 height, it's not very healthy.

I finished a 15,000 calorie tub of weight gainer supplement, and gained only 1 pound from the whole thing. It's impossible!

LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo that sucks ! ahahahahah sill made me laugh tho :lol:

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blah... [this was like..5yrs ago]

it took me a week overseas to lose 5kg. [food poisoning]

and it took me 2-5years to gain 5kg and maintain that. LOl. i wasn't trying though. but still.. even now. i can't get past 60. ==' i'm a lightweight~

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OMFG. I so agree~ I hate it when people go to me

Oh my god. gain some weight

like erh dude ==" i am trying but my weight just doesnt move! T^T

but like if your fat turning normal weight.. i find it easier??

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To me, it's harder to lose weight than to lose weight!!!!!

yea.. uhm so why is it harder to lose weight than to lose weight? lol

anyways.. for me its harder to gain weight ! yess.. i`m that weird.

lol.

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