I used to be overweight; at my peak I was 180 pounds at 5’8”. About six years ago I decided to get in shape. I ran, lifted weights, and ate an extremely low calorie, and virtually fat-free diet for three months solid. I lost 30 pounds in that time. Here’s the weird thing though, I’ve gone back to my old lifestyle, I rarely work out, except for the occasional pick-up basketball game, and I eat whatever I want, whenever I want (bacon is a major component of my weekly diet) and yet I don’t gain a pound, I can still see my abs for cryin out loud. My parents families are split on the weight issue, one side is generally overweight, the other side is quite thin. I’m still in my early twenties so I assume my metabolism is primarily responsible for my good fortune. My question is, how long before my youthful and hardworking metabolism starts to fade?
“When I was younger I could eat whatever I wanted and never gain a pound. Now I have a bowl of pudding and my ass jiggles for a week.”
-Adam Sandler in “Big Daddy”