1. Megan McArdle:
But experiments with students and prisoners who deliberately set out to gain weight show that appetite decreases, and metabolism increases, if people consistently overeat. That's why most of us stay in a relatively stable band, rather than seeing our weight fluctuate wildly. Gina Kolata argues that most people have a pretty narrow band of weight that their bodies are comfortable in--about 10-30 pounds. Stay at the low end, and you'll feel a bit hungry; get to the high end, and you may lose some of your interest in food. But it's actually very hard to bust out of that band on either side.2. Monstrous cake.
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