For myself, I don't really eat too much, although I do eat more now than I ever used to, but it is more what I eat. Give me a bag of chips and I could polish that baby off, no problem. I could hoover any kind of chocolate without a breath! But I think it is carbohydrates that are my real problem- bagels, breads, donuts, muffins, crackers- all those yummy things. So I think it is not only how much I eat but what I eat.
Or is it more exercise, or lack of, that makes people fat? I know that I exercise more than a lot of people I know. I ride my bike a lot and walk when I can't ride. My skinny sister couldn't keep up with me on a bike. I sure don't ride very fast but I get where I am going. So that is my exercise. Am I likely to go to a gym to workout? Nope. I don't like exercise and I am too cheap to pay for a membership. Kudos to the people who have a steady workout routine. I know lots of chubby people who exercise more than anyone would think by looking at them. And most people know that just because a person is thin, doesn't make that person healthy!
Calories in and calories burned- that is the basis of weight, at least that is the common thought. Trying to research Why Do People Get Fat? is like wading into a dark, muddy pit: every time I think I have the answer, I get bogged down with different opinions. So many different views!!!
Besides food and exercise, other factors that affect weight are:
Lack of sleep
I think I will try to tackle each factor in separate posts!