Thin People Eating Junk Yet Staying Fit?

We all have that one friend who keeps on eating junk and thinks, “I am never going to get fat.” And here we are, thinking that even air makes us gain weight. What’s the difference?

We work-out, they don’t.

We eat healthy, they don’t.

Still who gets to stay slim? The answer remains unfair.

But is it really unfair when you think scientifically?

No, because they don’t put efforts on their body and eat all that they want. From those tiny chocolate balls to the scrumptious samosa, there is a no end. That indeed leads to storage of unnecessary fat in the body rather than lean muscles. They look slim and look like they will be healthy for life. But inside, they become more and more weak with the daily rotten intake. That is what you call Skinny Fat. Medically termed as MONW (Metabolically Obese, Normal Weight).

When they become old enough, there is high muscle loss. Their muscle starts to deteriorate but the fat remains there which makes them unhealthy. They may look great on the outside, but diseases like cardiac problems, stroke, low bone density, diabetes, all have high chances of occurring.

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Causes of Skinny Fat

Imbalance of the body composition, i.e., proportion of muscle to fat is the main reason of being skinny fat. For insulation(protection) and thermoregulation (process of maintaining inner body temperature), hormone production, and for safety of the vital organs, a certain amount of fat in your body is necessary. But too much of anything is bad. Same goes for the fat, even if it doesn’t show up externally, internally it will slowly deteriorate your health. You are fat, even if you don’t look like it!



Dangers of being Skinny Fat

People who have MONW will usually look skinny or normal from the outside. But because they tend to avoid any physical activity, it shoots up their fat percentage. Problems commonly faced by them are:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Levels of Inflammation in the Body
  • High Blood sugar
  • High Triglycerides (causes heart disease)
  • Vitamin Deficiencies
  • Digestive Issues

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What are the symptoms that will tell you if you fall under this category?

Let’s see:

  • After the slightest exercise you feel dizzy or light-headed.
  • You don’t know the concept of weight training.
  • You are slim, but your belly isn’t.
  • Your diet consists of high carbs, sugar and processed food.
  • You experience sugar-crashes and experience fatigue and problem while concentrating.

Even a few of these above-mentioned things is a sign of alarm, run to the doctor NOW.!

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What to do about it?

  • Exercise often (include weights)
  • Eat healthy
  • Manage stress
  • Have a beauty sleep every night
  • Drink more tea (herbal)

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Simran Sarin

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1 Comment

John Gatesby · May 24, 2021 at 9:47 am

Yes, I had few friends through the different stages of my life who stayed thin however spicy and fatty food they consumed. I thought they were blessed with a high metabolism but now realize they are actually unhealthy. Thanks for this informative writeup.
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