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Weight again, why am I still skinny?

So, I am at about 190-200 now and still look pretty lean.  Probably look at about 160-170ish.  I mention this to my parents and they flipped out, thought I was 150lbs...Uh noo.  Anyway, my dad is at 210-220 and he is the same height and looks a lot bigger and has a gut.

The question.  what is that makes me lean but weigh about the same weight.  I exercise about 1-2 a week (a lot I know) and still try to tone though various exercises.  So I am assuming it is muscle or something.

I remember in college and HS there were athletes that were 200-250 but built, so I am guessing the same thing.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 10th, 2007 11:02pm
It's cuz you are black.  You would have the same "problem" if you were German or Polish or Russian.  enjoy it.  When you turn 40, it magically sags off you and you grow breasts.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 10th, 2007 11:06pm
To paraphrase Jimmy the Greek, you black folks sure can jump, too!
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 10th, 2007 11:07pm
"When you turn 40, it magically sags off you and you grow breasts."

It sure is interesting. My indian vegetarian friends are all fat and lumpy and dont eat crap, junk food.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 10th, 2007 11:08pm
Bot, you're getting fat. When you get older you develop an age distortion filter so when you look at yourself you pretend you still look the way you used to. If you got an impartial 3rd party to look at you with no clothes on they could point out all the pudgy bits.
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 10th, 2007 11:11pm
They don't eat enough protein.

That's why fit yoga people still have sagging stomachs.  Ever see a pic of that Hot Yoga dude?  Saggy belly.  Must be a veggie. 

Yeah.  That's why women sag more than men.  Women don't eat enough protein.

Tell your wives and girlfriends to eat more fish. Preferably of the sharkfish variety.

Thank you.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 10th, 2007 11:11pm
"Preferably of the sharkfish variety."

Well, pussies eat fish but will the fish eat pussy?
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
July 11th, 2007 2:27am
OK, the constructive answer: muscle is significantly more dense than fat. If you're swapping fat for muscle mass, you'll gain weight without gaining volume.
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
July 11th, 2007 3:06am
"OK, the constructive answer: muscle is significantly more dense than fat. If you're swapping fat for muscle mass, you'll gain weight without gaining volume."

Ok, there you go.
Permalink Bot Berlin 
July 11th, 2007 3:13am
Foolish pseudo-science from Sharkfish. The reason these people are pudgy is because they eat too much. If you eat more than you burn it doesn't matter whether it's healthy food or junk food, you'll still gain weight.

Indians are generally smaller boned than westerners though a lower BMI index still means fat or even obese.
Permalink Send private email Stephen Jones 
July 11th, 2007 4:14am
Not pseudo science.  What makes muscle?  When you find the answer, get back to me.  Then you'll know.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 10:52am
P.S.  We're not talking excessive body fat here.  We are talking about otherwise slim people who have no muscle tone.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 10:52am
even though they exercise.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 10:53am
"For this reason, vegan weightlifters should make an effort to also select high protein foods. Legumes, soyfoods, and wheat gluten (seitan) are the typical vegan foods highest in protein (Table 2). It is also possible for vegans to take a protein supplement, though this is not necessary. If vegans do supplement on occasion, Naturade makes a number of vegan protein supplements, including a soy-free protein supplement for those allergic to soy or who do not want more soy in their diet. Most health foods stores can order these if they do not carry them."

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FDE/is_4_22/ai_110805469/pg_2

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The point is that they recommend more protein to build more muscle.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 11:46am
"One of the most important things you can eat when trying to build yourself up is protein. Being a vegetarian is going to make it a little harder to get the protein you need to build your muscle but it definitely can be done. Most of the higher-quality protein sources are animal-based (e.g. chicken, meat, fish, eggs, dairy, etc.) but there are certainly good sources of vegetable protiein. These include soy, beans, etc. If you're able to eat eggs, I would recommend you do that. Eggs are a very good source of high-quality protein."

http://www.fitstep.com/Library/Questions/Questions/Nutrition/vegetarian-building-muscle.htm
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 11th, 2007 11:48am
My post work-out recovery meal:

Two eggs (yolks + whites) for protein, a piece of fruit (apple or pear) for carbohydrates, and a glass of V8 for other nutrients.
Permalink xampl 
July 11th, 2007 12:36pm
Sharky isn't making this stuff up.  Or if she is, all the nutritionists have fallen for it too.  A small amount of meat a day, supplemented with good vegetable protein, does wonders for building muscle.  Myself, I like to get it via peanut butter.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
July 11th, 2007 1:42pm

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