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 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Is a fast metabolism commonplace with aspies?

Posted: 23 Aug 2021, 10:59 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,431


kraftiekortie wrote:
LOL....I wish autism would burn more of my calories!

Even though I've run at least 3 miles a day for a few months (before my surgery), I didn't lose a pound.

It could be age in general also. As you get older your metabolism can slow down

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Is a fast metabolism commonplace with aspies?

Posted: 23 Aug 2021, 8:47 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,431


Yes, that is something I have been told by non-medical people when they saw the way I ate and didn't gain weight. In studying ASD, I think it is more complicated than that and still not well understood. There has been a lot of research into the connection between ASD and mitochondrial dysfunction. ...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Is a fast metabolism commonplace with aspies?

Posted: 22 Aug 2021, 5:12 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,431


Yes. I have noticed that most autistic people are either skinny or overweight. But the overweight ones are usually on meds that cause weight gain. I believe autism makes the brain work extra harder so it burns more calories than a typical person.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Chapel Haven in Connecticut

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Posted: 17 Jun 2021, 6:21 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 903


i dont even see who can afford it who has that much money aside from the familys of Bill gates and other celebrities that have autism in there families Sometimes if you are in a well funded school district you can fight the school district to pay for your child's tuition to attend these special typ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: If only I was good at 2 way conversations at every topic.

Posted: 11 Nov 2020, 11:21 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,819


Because I have trouble on 2 way conversations on certain topics due to my autism it has caused one of my Discord friends to block me. This is horrible :( In RL? On line? Both? Well, I am a very slow thinker, so in real life, I don't do well. I generally have a policy of ignoring unsolicited chit ch...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: If only I was good at 2 way conversations at every topic.

Posted: 10 Nov 2020, 12:40 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,819


Because I have trouble on 2 way conversations on certain topics due to my autism it has caused one of my Discord friends to block me. This is horrible :(

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Plans after the pandemic is over

Posted: 30 Apr 2020, 8:09 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 1,644


I would like (although unlikely) to go back to Frankenmuth MI. It has been ages and there is all kinds of interesting things. I never heard of that place. But anything in Michigan I like by default: I did my first Ph.D. at the University of Michgian (Ann Arbor) and I wish I could go back in time. :...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Your somatotypic body type?

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Posted: 04 Feb 2020, 5:41 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 134,749


Murasame wrote:
I'm definately an ectomorph.

I'm 5'8" tall but only weigh 120lbs. I eat a lot, but never seem to gain any extra weight.

Autism caused your body to be like that. I really believe autism affects metabolism

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Most Aspie Friendly City?

Posted: 20 Jan 2020, 10:41 pm 

Replies: 77
Views: 8,080


laurenm wrote:
Nyc offers a lot of support services and people to meet.

Your very lucky to be able to live in NYC I grew up in Queens until I was 14 and they really accept autism there compared to where I live now in Virginia Beach Virginia they don't push ABA in NYC as much as they do down here :(

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone notice that autistic females are tiny?

Posted: 12 Jan 2020, 11:51 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 1,100


I do know some tiny females on the spectrum. Some other females who are tall and skinny, and other females who are the opposite of tiny. I wouldn't describe myself as tiny. I don't think size really correlates to being on the spectrum. Why are so many autistic people either skinny or overweight esp...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism in France: Psychoanalysis, Packing, Other Travesties

Posted: 22 Dec 2019, 11:04 am 

Replies: 255
Views: 309,469


I will like to say in defense that most countries around the world only are starting to have some idea of what Aspergers/Autism is. In my origin country, it isn't known well at all. Just remember that we are at the forefront. America has too much reliance on ABA which can often be very cruel and op...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Men's weight with Aspergers

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Posted: 26 Oct 2019, 12:18 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 5,922


Yeah. I don't think this is Aspergers related. Most of my life, I was unable to gain any weight, no matter what I ate. In my late teens, I would clock in at probably 3000-4000 calories a day, and I could hardly even put on muscle before my flying metabolism processed all the protein. Only since I h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Meds and weight

 Post subject: Re: Meds and weight
Posted: 20 Sep 2019, 5:17 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 940


I did in 6th grade, depakote. I was put on them to calm my body down from seizures I was having and it made me hungry a lot. The side affect of pills can mess some wiring up in your brain and that brain sends you a false signal you are hungry so I ate two times as much and gained lot of weight and ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Meds and weight

 Post subject: Re: Meds and weight
Posted: 19 Sep 2019, 4:13 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 940


darkphantomx1 wrote:
In 8th grade I was so skinny if I turned to the side, i would be invisible. And yes I was on ADHD medications.

Some people actually take ADHD meds to lose weight.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers and IRC

 Post subject: Re: Aspergers and IRC
Posted: 17 Sep 2019, 7:28 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 270


I used to use it too when I was 11, I still have real life friends from there. Long, long time ago. I used to go on #asperger, but not #autism because it was full of horrible mothers of autistic children. I remember one ironically called Guffaw who had me in tears as she was so mean. I think I had ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers and IRC

 Post subject: Re: Aspergers and IRC
Posted: 17 Sep 2019, 7:25 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 270


What's IRC? Internet Relay Chat. A mode of text-based chat, via the Internet, that was popular back in the mid-to-late 1990's. How would that be different to, say, text messages on a mobile phone, or Facebook Messenger, or Skype without the video turned on? As far as I can see it's all the same fro...
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