“If you take in more calories than you burn you gain weight.Burn more than you take in and you lose weight.Take in and burn the same number of calories and you stay the same.It aint rocket science.”
I don’t agree. My family and I are among the lucky ones——no weight problems,but I saw a woman at the beach once with an adolescent son and they were morbidly obese.
It was horrendous the way that they looked and I felt so sorry for them. There is no way they ate their way to that size.
In making that assumption you've forgotten one of the two important factors in weight.Yes,you've covered the calorie *intake* side of the equation but you've left out the *burning* of calories.If either of them burned *no* calories over a given period (impossible,of course) and took in 100 calories a day that person would,in time,gain weight.So,what happened to them is that they both *ate* their way and *sat on their fat a$$es watching TV and/or playing video games* their way to their massive state.Ask any registered dietitian (or physician),they'll tell you.
Or,just look at photos of the prisoners who survived their time building the Burma Railway.Backbreaking work + abysmally inadequate nutrition = rib cages sickeningly visible along with little,skinny legs.Google these photos if your memory needs refreshing.
The calories to build all that fat didn’t come out of thin air. Some have slower metabolisms and that combined with sedentary living contributes to much of the obesity we see day to day. But, in order to be truly morbidly obese there is going to be high caloric intake to feed it.