There is no opt out. The music does not stop. You are being changed right now by your decisions and lifestyle choices. Even if you chose not to chose, your body is adapting.
The New England Journal of Medicine has published two interesting articles on the role of brown fat in the body. Titled Cold-Activated Brown Adipose Tissue in Healthy Men and Identification and Importance of Brown Adipose Tissue in Adult Humans such biological sophistication will come as no surprise to the paleo crowd. The paleo compass would suggest such a mechanism - either still functioning or dormant. And, if not suggest it, then welcome it WITHOUT the raised eyebrows that would greet it's appearance to the wider fitness and health industry.
The notion that 'calories in vs calories out' has never been in such a parlous state.
Does He Take Sugar?
In the same issue of The New England Journal of Medicine is an article starting with this excellent quote from Adam Smith:
- Sugar, rum, and tobacco are commodities which are nowhere necessaries of life, which are become objects of almost universal consumption, and which are therefore extremely proper subjects of taxation.
— Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776
The question is how much time? For me, zero!