Dieting and Weight Loss
Weight and Mass
US Air Force

What different factors influence body weight?

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May 25, 2009 12:39PM

Genetics Food Intake (calories consumed); exercise (calories burned); previous dieting history; age; sex

These are the main reasons people gain weight:

1. High fructose corn syrup -- it is added to just about everything we eat and has no food value. As it is chemically altered corn, it is not recognized by the body and stored as FAT.

2. Poor nutrition -- when you eat nutrient-deficient food, your stomach may be full, but your body continues to send out the "I'm hungry" signal. This leads to overeating and weight gain.

3. Changes in body composition -- as people age, they gradually lose lean muscle mass and develop more fat, a process known as sarcopenia. 4. People are not active-- they always sitting around and always eating