> To wax completely anecdotal for a moment, it's often the case that
> when a severe illness strikes, bodyweight plummets and a healthy man
> of 250 may quickly drop to 180, and then recover. Sometimes they put
> the weight back on, often they are "never the same."
> It occurs to me that someone starting out this skinny can't be
> healthy, and has no reserves to spare; you get hit with a severe
> illness, you die. True, you may (or may not) be less likely to
> contract it--but it seems a bad bet overall.
Just for the record, I'm 6 foot tall, weigh about 60 kilos (yeah, we mix systems here)
and am one of the healthiest people I know. it is *impossible* for me to put weight on.
i've even been put on special diets by my doctor, to no avail. I just burn off anything
I eat, basically.
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