I was just thinking and wondering about it.

Earlier in my life i ate a lot of snacks and drank soda. Ate way more and way more unhealthy and didn't do any sports but never got heavier than 78kg. Now i live way healthier. I eat healthy, eat less, do sports and have about 70kg. But if i was to quit sports and get back into my old eating habits I would put up 3-4kg in a month i'm sure of it.

But why wouldn't I get fatter after a certain point(78kg for me)?

If I take more kcal in than I put out, shouldn't I theretically gain those 3-4 pounds every month as long as i continue to live like that and soon reach the hundrets?

  • I'm uncertain what you're asking. Could you please rephrase your question(s) using the word "not" fewer (or no) times? – Christian Conti-Vock Mar 14 '18 at 14:26
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    There is nothing relating to a fitness program in this question. This is a theoretical question that isn't really on topic for the site. – JohnP Mar 14 '18 at 14:32
  • @JohnP can you reccomend another SE site where it fits? – MansNotHot Mar 14 '18 at 14:33
  • @MansNotHot - I'm not really sure there is one. Health would reject it too. If I had to take a stab, it's that all tissue requires X amount of calories to maintain. If you eat 5000 calories a day, your body stabilizes at a level of fat/muscle (depending on workouts, etc) at that level. To gain more, you need to eat more or move less. And so on. – JohnP Mar 14 '18 at 14:36
  • @JohnP Thanks for the stab :) Should i delete the question then? – MansNotHot Mar 14 '18 at 14:43

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