People have trouble keeping weight off after a weight loss attempt because metabolism and endocrine hormones change to compel people to gain the weight back. CCK drops, leptin drops, PYY drops, T3 drops, ghrelin increases, etc. (I believe that info is accurate). The end result is that appetite increases and metabolism decreases, resulting in regaining of lost weight.
What about the protein fatty acid synthase? That is an integral component of building body fat. After a person loses weight, does the body transcribe and translate the genetic information to create more of this protein to increase the rate at which a body can rebuild bodyfat?
Phil Staples was in the movie fat, sick and nearly dead. He lost about 200 pounds and he kept it off for 3 years, then he fell into a deep depression due to a failed relationship and gained back 200 pounds in under a year.
Gaining that level of bodyfat (4 pounds of fat a week) sounds like something most people’s bodies couldn’t accomplish. But I have no idea how fast the enzyme works to be able to build 14,000 calories of bodyfat a week.