During most of our evolution being fat up to a point was beneficial. People never knew what food availability was going to be like. Their bodies begin to adapt as they stored the food theyconsumed efficiently. They basically learned to survive with an abundant amount of food half of the time while literally consuming minimal amounts of food the other half. These circumstances resulted in a body that could slow down metabolic rate for the purpose of survival.
The ability to store body fat helped humans survive through winter by providing their bodies with heat and storing calories. Being
fat was necessary to survive. On the other hand being lean meant quick death in times of famine and cold. I often joke with my clients in regards to the above statement (inside joke: if a famine ever comes lean people will be the first to go, while the majority of society will live forever).
In today’s society under most circumstances it is not necessary or recommended to be fat. Being overly fat can potentially lead to serious side effects.
Women have a harder time losing fat on average than men. Numerous factors can contribute to this situation. Women have lower metabolic rates, lower levels of lypolytic hormones, higher levels of lipogenic hormones, and they seem to adapt to weight
loss faster than men. From an evolutionary standpoint this all makes sense. Women were responsible for giving birth so they had to be efficient at survival (in relation to storing body fat for heat and energy during winter months when food availability was limited).
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