Originally Posted by cmotzel
Thank you for your reply. Why is it that every medication seems to affect weight?
I think that women of childbearing age are designed to be a bit plump -- it probably has something to do with fertility (professional exercisers stop menstruating when their body fat gets too low), maintaining pregnancy, nursing, and being able to carry out the physical tasks necessary for survival.
The problem nowadays is that we don't normally need to be REALLY physically active to survive, because we have water delivered to the taps in our houses, houses that keep out the bad weather, cars to fetch the groceries in, grocery stores to collect the groceries that someone else grows (well, there are a FEW physically active people in the world!). So our muscles are too flabby to balance out the bit of extra fat, and we wind up with more fat. Our bodies are reacting to the medically provided hormones by bringing us back to a fat ratio that would have been beneficial before modern civilization, but nowadays is out of balance with our couch potato existence (well, speaking for myself anyway!).