You Are What You Eat

One study suggests that might be true, while another refutes the idea with a possible 'maybe not.' Scientists from the National Institutes of Health applied a branch of mathematics known as dynamical systems theory and found that identical twins fed the same amount of food with equal daily energy expenditure may not necessarily end up with the same body size or weight over time. A different model applied by the same group of researchers found that food intake and physical activity rates uniquely determine body weight.

The Bigger Picture: While body weight and size are influenced by numerous factors, and no single program will be effective for everyone, pretty much everyone agrees that portion control and exercise play an important part in maintaining a lean, healthy physique. Bodybuilders like to use the acronym DPP which stands for Discipline, Persistence and Patience. Applying it to your lifestyle can make a difference in how you look and feel.
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