Eating fat does not make you fat...

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Posted by Some Help on February 01, 2001 at 15:59:21:

In Reply to: The Ukrainian Paradox posted by Tamara on February 01, 2001 at 01:04:08:

and is a common misperception. Over-eating relative to not burning the extra calories is what makes a person fat. The body will store the "extra" in the fat cells for later use. Reportedly, every person is born with their full compliment of fat cells, it the size of the cells that change with the amount of storage needed. You can eat as much and as often as you like and not become fat, as long as you burn those calories.

Consider the possibilities that your metabolism could have been working at a higher rate than normal, because you were more excited due to your travel, and that your caloric intake was actually less (regardless of "fat" content). Perhaps you simply ate much less sugar in their foods, than you get at home.

: For the third trip in a row to Ukraine, where I ate a high fat, high vodka diet, with far less excercise than at home, I lost 10 pounds in a month! That would be the same 10 pounds that I struggle with on my typical fat-is-bad North American diet, excercising like a fiend. What gives?

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