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So many clients and friends want to know more about Fat… Fat in our bodies and how to make it shrink, disappear and burn it away. Here is a great article I read on what happens to Fat Cells with Weight Loss. Enjoy and remember that the key to any success is consistency, focus and hard with people to support you.
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The average human can have between 10 to 30 billion fat cells. The amount of fat cells in a person’s body is set during adolescence and levels off into adulthood; however, if you are an obese child, you will add twice as many fat cells compared to a child of average weight as you mature. Regardless of weight, you replace about 8 percent of your fat cells each year. Your fat cells shrink when you lose weight because of an energy deficit and your body’s release of waste products.
Fat cells, referred to as adipocyte cells, absorb the storage form of fat, called triglycerides. Fat cells are able to store triglycerides when you are in an overfed state and need to store excess energy. Insulin, your energy storage hormone, regulates the flow of triglycerides into your fat cells.
If you begin to expend energy, your fat cells can be used as a source. When your body needs to burn energy, two enzymes — hormone-sensitive lipase and adipose glyceride lipase — break down the triglyceride in the fat cells to help fuel items such as the heart or skeletal muscles. This process of breaking down triglycerides is referred to as lipolysis. Although you lose triglycerides out of your fat cells in the short term, your fat cells will still be there. The fat cells just shrink as a result of this process. If you overeat in the near future, your fat cells can always expand to their original size and even grow larger.
The main reason you lose weight is your body’s removal waste products. As your body uses triglycerides for energy throughout the body, these processes create waste products such as carbon dioxide and water. You then breathe these items out or excrete them through sweating, urine or bowel movements.
If you are interested in losing weight, the most beneficial change will be to focus on your dietary intake. Choose foods that you enjoy and make you feel full while still causing you to consume fewer calories in general. Great filling choices include whole grains like quinoa and steel-cut oats and other nutrient-dense foods such as nuts, beans, olive oil, lentils, plain yoghurt, fish and chicken. Additionally, as you begin your dietary changes, use a calorie-tracking app to help monitor your overall energy balance. Track your weight weekly to see if you need to make changes.
Resources; Find out more and continue reading here: https://www.livestrong.com/article/4208-need-fat-cell-theory/