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Let's supposed that there is a set of identical twins with identical
metabolisms, same exercise program, same weight, etc.... I think you get
the picture.  Now starting today, they both continue their identical
habits with one exception, one begins eating a very high fat diet
(>50%).  (Although they still continue to consume the same amount of
calories.)  What will happen?  Will the high fat diet twin increase in
volume?  I'm just curious as to what a high fat diet will do to a person
when the caloric intake is not enough to cause considerable weight gain.

Thanks,
Rebecca



Sat, 26 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT
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> Let's supposed that there is a set of identical twins with identical
> metabolisms, same exercise program, same weight, etc.... I think you get
> the picture.  Now starting today, they both continue their identical
> habits with one exception, one begins eating a very high fat diet
> (>50%).  (Although they still continue to consume the same amount of
> calories.)  What will happen?  Will the high fat diet twin increase in
> volume?  I'm just curious as to what a high fat diet will do to a person
> when the caloric intake is not enough to cause considerable weight gain.

> Thanks,
> Rebecca

  I am no expert, and have a very simplistic model when it comes to weight
gain, here goes:

If your body takes in more calories than it burns daily, no matter where
those calories come from (protein, carbohydrate, AND/OR FAT) you will gain
weight as fat (if you do not excrete or egest it).

If your body takes in less calories than it burns daily, no matter  where
those calories come from (protein, carbohydrate, AND/OR FAT) you will lose
weight, initially as muscle (a no-no) and then as fat (a yes-yes if you are
above 10% or so bodyweight as fat - 5% or so for transient periods
throughout the year -- long term low bodyfat percentage may be detrimental
to some people)

If your body takes in the same amount of calories it burns daily, no mattter
where those calories come from (protein, carbohydrate AND/OR fat) there
should be no net change in weight without the water (your bodyweight may
still change according to the proportions of the three macronutrients
(protein, carbo, fat) you take in because of variations of water retention
(appropriately high complex carb diets help keep proper water balance in
your body, unhealthy levels of high fat intake proportions, to protein and
carbs that is, may leave feeling dehydrated -- because water balance needs
to be adjusted upwards).

There is more to the final scenario: however, I hope this helped!



Sat, 26 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT
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Quote:

>Let's supposed that there is a set of identical twins with identical
>metabolisms, same exercise program, same weight, etc.... I think you get
>the picture.  Now starting today, they both continue their identical
>habits with one exception, one begins eating a very high fat diet
>(>50%).  (Although they still continue to consume the same amount of
>calories.)  What will happen?  Will the high fat diet twin increase in
>volume?  I'm just curious as to what a high fat diet will do to a person
>when the caloric intake is not enough to cause considerable weight gain.

First of all, your LDL would rise. But, if the caloric intake is not
changed and activity is not changed and all intake is burned as fuel
(which is the reason why you are not gaining weight), the weight and
dimensions would not change. So, the only thing you call for is trouble
with your heart.


Sun, 27 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT
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Rebecca,

It sounds like a fine recipe for gall bladder disease as well.

Soemthing else that 'pmoyst' forgot to mention is that at first the body
may avtually speed up its metabolism to try and burn off the excess
calories. So it may actually take a little while before the weight
starts to pile on.

Larry Cashion
Poet Macquarie, AUSTRALIA



Sun, 27 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT
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> >Let's supposed that there is a set of identical twins with identical
> >metabolisms, same exercise program, same weight, etc.... I think you get
> >the picture.  Now starting today, they both continue their identical
> >habits with one exception, one begins eating a very high fat diet
> >(>50%).  (Although they still continue to consume the same amount of
> >calories.)  What will happen?  Will the high fat diet twin increase in
> >volume?  I'm just curious as to what a high fat diet will do to a person
> >when the caloric intake is not enough to cause considerable weight gain.
> First of all, your LDL would rise. But, if the caloric intake is not
> changed and activity is not changed and all intake is burned as fuel
> (which is the reason why you are not gaining weight), the weight and
> dimensions would not change. So, the only thing you call for is trouble
> with your heart.

Since fats (if polyunsaturated) are more easily oxidized than protein or
carbos (which is also the reason for the atherscl{*filter*} dangers), the
twin with higher fat consumption will probably get cancer at an earlier
age if CHD doesn't get him first.

--Tom
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Wed, 30 Aug 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 
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