I’m creating this post in honor of tremorviolet. Below you can see the text of her post from within another thread where she suggested this. As it appears that she’s off galavanting around the skies at the moment, I might as well run with the idea. I’ll let her theory lead off…
Now for mine, which coincidentally is very similar to hers.
I have this working theory that part of the obesity problem is a result of people wearing coats in any weather remotely chilly. That people bundling up their kids, whether the child claims to be cold or not, contributes to them becoming overweight. Kids have high metabolisms, it’s logical that they my not be cold when you are. By bundling them in the cold I believe that it slows the metabolism in the child because they have no need to generate their own body heat. I’ve theorized that when you’re an adult similar logic applies. That being cold and forcing your body to shiver a little and to create its own heat will augment the calories burned in a given day, making you thinner.
I have since come to the thinking that there is a hole in this theory, that cultures who live in the far north have a higher natural body fat percentage to act as insulation. Therefore, perhaps, people who follow my advice and don’t bundle will eventuallty shift to become “insulated” by extra fat…who knows.
There you have it.
Go ahead and post your own wacky, unsubstantiated theory. We’re notreally in the business of debunking or proving them here, so lets not hijack it too much by debunking these things. Let’s just spill those weird conclusions you’ve come to on your own that may or may not be shaping your life!