Is low metabolism a myth?
The other day I was working on my combine with one of my skinny friends. He's 5-10 150 lbs. I've always envied his "high metabolism" as he can eat as much or more than I.
The job requires climbing 14' up and then 7' back down into the grain hopper. So we get in the hopper and while I'm figuring out what tools we need and how to do the job with the least amount of climbing, he's already went and got the first tool. So this goes on and on. Me trying to be efficient and planning the work out. He just reacting to whatever is needed right then.
We finish the job and I buy him lunch. I'm watching him eat whatever he wants, while I'm forced to eat my 500 C snack. I'll admit feeling sorry for myself for having such a "low metabolism".
Yesterday, I was confronted with another repair requiring climbing and many steps to complete. As I was planning the work out, it occurred to me that maybe I'm just too efficient for my own good. I took my friend's approach and just did each step as it presented itself. I got the work done. I got a good sweat going while doing it. I felt great afterward. It probably didn't take me any longer to accomplish. I was blessed with a "high metabolism".
So to sum up. I'm going to try to be more inefficient in everyday tasks. I'm going to have a "high metabolism".