• Question: hello!, how come when my brother eats loads he still stays skinny and has a six pack :p but when i eat i have got to do exsersise to loose it? :)

    Asked by maxx to Dalya, Derek, Sarah, Tim, Tom on 21 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Derek McKay-Bukowski

      Derek McKay-Bukowski answered on 20 Jun 2011:

      It can depend a lot on the person and how fast they process food.

      Have a look at the answers to this other question: http://ias.im/42.2340

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      Sarah Thomas answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      Little brothers have a bottomless pit inside their bellies and that’s why they always stay skinny. I’m 25 and my brother is 17 and I have to watch what I eat and do exercise to stay slim but he just sits around playing computer games and still remains lanky!


      It all depends on how fast your metabolism is, and the type of exercise you do. Sometimes exercise can make you really hungry and you end up over-eating and taking in more calories than you just burned! And some people are just lucky and naturally slim!

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      Tim Millar answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      It depends where you store excess calories and how quiclly you burn them off which is you metabolism. Also the amount of brown fat on your back will determine how quickly you metabolise food.

    • Photo: Dalya Soond

      Dalya Soond answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      You thyroid, which is a gland that sits in your neck, helps control how fast your metabolism is.

    • Photo: Tom Crick

      Tom Crick answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      Some people are naturally skinny — they are said to have a fast metabolism, but it may also depend on how young and active your brother is: the more exercise/active he is, the more calories he is burning.

      I was tall and skinny when I was younger, but I certainly can’t eat loads and do nothing and expect to stay thin now!