Would You Want a Faster Metabolism and Be Able to Lose Weight If It Meant You Would Also Look Older and Die Sooner?

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Subhumanoidal

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Nah. Not worth it. I already have issues that have probably shortened my life, no need to add more. And I already look older (always have, even as a young teen).

Ironically while reading the OP I thought of my dad, 89 and is effortlessly skinny. Not to mention still taller than me (he's over 6 ft tall still). And looks younger than hid actual age.

The connection between thin and healthy isn't always so cut and dry, though. Skinny people can still have high cholesterol, heart problems, etc... if they don't take care of themselves properly. So a higher metabolism isn't a guarantee of health, only of thinner appearance, which can be deceiving.
 

Lanolin

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#22
this is too hard a question for me

its like when doctors would ask me 'do you want to kill yourself?'

'here's some pills'
 

Lanolin

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#23
um how about NO.
 

Mel85

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I’ve always been a big girl, maybe it’s genetics I don’t know but I do try and stay healthy by eating better. I did find that Keto helped me lose 10kgs which Was great until I stopped 😂 but I do plan to go back on at some point.

Men will just have to accept my curves and all lol - but to answer your question no, I wouldn’t want a metabolism that although I would lose weight quick but die quicker isn’t a justification for losing weight fast, but also we aren’t promised the next few minutes in our lives - so just living in the moment but preparing enough ahead is enough for me.
 

Gojira

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Heh.

I know hypotheticals seem like a waste of time to most people because they're, well, hypothetical. Situations that seem worthless to talk about because they won't ever happen.

But a lot of times when I post, there's a motivation behind the stage set by the OP (original post.)

The Singles Forum, to me at least, is all about getting to know each other, and I see hypotheticals as a valuable means of doing so. It's not just about answering a question that will likely never occur -- it's more about what the person is telling you about themselves in order to answer.

There are typical things to learn about people -- their favorite foods, colors, music, hobbies, spirit animals -- such as a giant city-eating lizard :D, but when people answer questions about what and why, it tells you about their character.

For instance, if someone says, "I'd choose the faster metabolism in a heartbeat," my immediate reactions are:

* Is that person unafraid of aging (because I really admire that)? Have they battled with weight their entire lives, and what have they tried?

* Has this person had a time in their live when their metabolism might have actually been faster, and what was it like for them?

* How do they react to the way the other people here are answering -- how are they treating those people, even the ones that disagree or have a different point of view?

Now I love posting about cute, fluffy things as much as anyone else, and I'm sure you'll see me do that occasionally to.

But for the most part, I'm always interested in the real show going on behind the stage, and I find these types of questions to be one of the easiest ways to bring them out.

It's really a psychological sleight of hand that pulls back the curtain for those who are intently watching.

The focus might appear to be on the question at hand.

But in reality, it's all about the people who answer.
So in other words, you HATE MEEE!!!!!
 

Gojira

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#29
P.S. This is also how I met the group of CC buddies who became real-life friends.

I would throw out a lot of questions and there would be people who would answer that got me wondering more about who they were as a person. Soon I would be stalking, er, following their posts to learn more about them... and then sometimes, just sometimes it would move to PM, then to chatting or talking outside of CC...

And while it admittedly took several years, some of us finally met in person (and have done so more than once.)

It's also how some people got to know me, so you know what they say... If the formula ain't broke, don't try fixing it. :LOL:

Now granted, I realize this process is too slow and tedious for most people.

But sometimes my inner optimist (it's rare, I know) breaks free and wants to believe that this just might work for other people too, so that's the part of my personality that is trying to (hopefully) create connections for other people as well.
Yeah... I'm too impatient for that.
 

Moses_Young

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* If you had to choose between having a faster metabolism that helps you lose weight but makes you look 10 years older and die 5 years earlier than if you stayed the way you are, which would you choose, and why? *
I think this is actually how it works in real life (except the bit about looking 10 years older), and I'd take the faster metabolism, because I think it is healthier. Our bodies are supposed to work at a certain rate, and doing so avoids a lot of the health problems we have today. Pollution (both chemical and electrical) and poor diet interfere with metabolism, and cause us all manner of health problems. Ironically, these and the toxic medicines people taken to counteract the health impacts might ultimately have the effect of prolonging life a little, but it becomes a difficult life riddled with health limitations. I'd much sooner have a life without all the health issues (due to a properly functioning metabolism), and die a few years earlier - say 70 years of enjoying good health, than 75 or 80 years, with health problems for 50 of them.
 

JohnDB

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So how does a person rate "quality " of life?

That's the question at the heart of it all.

Facebook and Twitter are absolutely chuck full of pictures of what people think shows off their quality of life accomplishments. Be it a nice dinner, cake, or meeting up with friends....possibly their children.

Just gotta wonder...they always post the positives and never the negatives. I often wonder about the negatives.
 

BrotherMike

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#33
more than likely losing weight would not cause you to die sooner...

*I did not read this thread.. just commented on the subject lol
 

Moses_Young

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more than likely losing weight would not cause you to die sooner...

*I did not read this thread.. just commented on the subject lol
I think it depends. If you have health issues (e.g. obesity) and can't live life to the full, you might die of heart attack, diabetes, or cancer. But you might also not be able to do very much - especially more hazardous activities - and you'll maybe survive and live a long life, but much more limited. If you are fitter and healthier and able to do much more, it probably is more likely (marginally) that you'll die sooner (e.g. how many obese cyclists are hit by cars, or diabetics die climbing Mount Everest?)