Here’s my two cents. I believe the reason obese folks exist is because they are stuck in a cycle of over eating and under eating. While eating for heat, you are at first over eating and then eating to maintenance.
I love my co-worker, but she’ll go through bouts of intense exercise and calorie restriction thinking she’ll finally drop those 80 extra pounds. I’ve tried to talk some sense into her because she worked out the other morning while fasted and didn’t eat for another 3 or so hours later. She was complaining she was cold. Duh! Then when she “falls off the wagon” she over eats. Then ramps it up a notch as “last supper eating” before she goes on another diet/exercise regimen.
There are no “good” or ” bad” foods in my book. I eat what I want, when I want, and however much I want. I can walk away from a doughnut because it doesn’t sound appetizing at the time. Food has no pull on me. I lift heavy a few times a week and enjoy the endorphins from occasional runs outdoors. This is freedom. I’m 5’9″ and 160 pounds and trying to love this active, warm, amazon woman body. I’m not quite there yet, but I will say that Matt is onto something here.