I have a question that has been on my mind for a while now, and I am wondering what some other people think of this.
So, having been strict Paleo for over a year now, that is my choice, I know that. my Significant other, is a wonderfully naturally skinny young guy who is always on the go for his career, eats whatever he wants and never has a single visual change in body composition ( I have literally studied him after nights of heavy drinking etc) it just stays the same. HAS NEVER SEEN THE INSIDE OF A GYM or lifted a weight in his life.
Observation #2- my bestie. naturally thin girl, eats whatever she wants whenever she wants, cake for breakky? Sure! cookies for lunch sure! same thing...nothing changes. or very little changes for her. HAS NEVER SEEN THE INSIDE OF A GYM or lifted a weight in her life.
General observations- I live in NYC, i see extremely model skinny girls, i see fit women, i see obese people all hustling around each day...and sometimes i just look around in line at Whole Foods, at girls who have baskets with cookies, milk, lentils, low fat yogurt etc who think they are eating healthy, and well...they are "thin" so why would they question it i guess...
And it just has me thinking...
Are there clear compartmentalized types of people...bear with me.
Are you born a girl who can " eat whatever you want and not work out and be thin" or born the girl "who struggles with weight fluctuations and eats healthy to limit that" so on and so on...
If this is the case..can you work to change that? Can someone who eats very clean and healthy ever (not that they would want to) become the girl who eats "whatever she wants and stays thin"?????? Is this a achievable state..or am i kidding myself?
The reason I ask...someone who knows me well and knows how much focus i put onto eating healthy and working out daily etc asked me the most poignant question and i can't get over my own answer..
It was ... "What would be your ideal dream situation around food?" Without even thinking...what launched out of my mouth was .." All i want, is to be that girl, who can eat anything, and not worry so much about it."
Sorry for the rambling, I'm very curious!
Thanks for any input in advance!
Interesting update : I have been away for 4months and I hung out with my Best friend (mentioned above) for the first time last night...and to my shock and sympathetic concern...as many of you said..it definitely caught up to her..this tiny little ectomorph, now has a protruding belly, and fat depo in very strange places. Very interesting.