What makes you fat?

The mere mention of being fat send me into a frenzy mode. I have always been the slim one and it’s quite upsetting that as age catches on, my metabolic rate gave itself an early retirement resulting in, yours truly, gaining a few pounds in all the wrong places. So now, although I still enjoy my “roti canai” and my “nasi lemak”, I am ever conscious of the fat, calories and cholesterol that those along with those delicious meals.

However, food, it seems is not the only factor that can make us fat. Ladies, do you know that lack of sleep was also cited as one of the factors that makes us fat as well?

According to this article, researchers have found that people who sleep for four hours or less per night are 73 per cent more likely to be obese and those who got only five hours’ sleep were 50 per cent more likely to be obese than those who were getting a full night’s rest. People who slept for just six hours were also 23 per cent more likely to be substantially overweight. This seems to have something to do with hormones (aren’t they all), called leptin that decreases with lack of sleep. Leptin is the key hormones responsible for reducing hunger and increasing the feeling of fullness. Now I know why I am hungry once it’s pass midnight!

The research also mentioned air-conditioning as a contributing factor as well. It totally makes sense to me too. You see, the body has it’s own self regulating thermometer. So when we are dependent on the air-conditioning to regulate the temperature for us, we are not fully utilizing our natural fat burning ability.

Scientists suggest that when people are out of this zone we lose weight. If it’s too cold we burn fat to stay warm, and if it’s too hot our appetites decrease. Studies show that people are keeping their houses warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer than they did in years past, so these natural influences on weight are negated.

Mental note to self: Get enough sleep and sweat it out!

Psst: Do you know??

After figuring out what actually makes you look or feel being fat, many people revert to bally total fitness that promises to shed off extra fat without showing any side effects. The alternative way is to follow a strict workouts plan with weight training equipment, exercise mat and a personal trainer. Those who are not over weight can keep themselves healthy and fit with regular yoga sessions that can be performed at home with easily available yoga mats.
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18 Responses to “What makes you fat?”

  1. Mariuca says:

    OMG no wonder I’m forever on a diet, not enuff sleep! But I don like aircon, triggers off a sinus attack for me! So that evens it out for me ha ha ha! :):):)

  2. Mariuca says:

    OMG no wonder I'm forever on a diet, not enuff sleep! But I don like aircon, triggers off a sinus attack for me! So that evens it out for me ha ha ha! :):):)

  3. Mariuca says:

    OMG no wonder I'm forever on a diet, not enuff sleep! But I don like aircon, triggers off a sinus attack for me! So that evens it out for me ha ha ha! :):):)

  4. LadyJava says:

    heheh.. i hate the aircon too but hubby is forever hot. He’s got a high metabolic rate. The lucky dude πŸ™‚

  5. LadyJava says:

    heheh.. i hate the aircon too but hubby is forever hot. He's got a high metabolic rate. The lucky dude πŸ™‚

  6. LadyJava says:

    heheh.. i hate the aircon too but hubby is forever hot. He's got a high metabolic rate. The lucky dude πŸ™‚

  7. The Bimbo says:

    Oh man… it’s so DIFFICULT TO GET SLEEPPP but I shall try. thanks for the tip!

  8. LadyJava says:

    I don’t find it difficult to sleep.. in fact even after my coffee, I can doze off in 5minutes. However, I don’t like to sleep. Sometimes I think it is a waste of time. So many things can be done.. How not to sleep??

  9. The Bimbo says:

    Oh man… it's so DIFFICULT TO GET SLEEPPP but I shall try. thanks for the tip!

  10. The Bimbo says:

    Oh man… it's so DIFFICULT TO GET SLEEPPP but I shall try. thanks for the tip!

  11. LadyJava says:

    I don't find it difficult to sleep.. in fact even after my coffee, I can doze off in 5minutes. However, I don't like to sleep. Sometimes I think it is a waste of time. So many things can be done.. How not to sleep??

  12. LadyJava says:

    I don't find it difficult to sleep.. in fact even after my coffee, I can doze off in 5minutes. However, I don't like to sleep. Sometimes I think it is a waste of time. So many things can be done.. How not to sleep??

  13. Anonymous says:

    what should i eat that i can get fat…

  14. Anonymous says:

    what should i eat that i can get fat…

  15. Anonymous says:

    what should i eat that i can get fat…

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