Did you know that the human
body contains two types of fat tissue?
Most people are unaware of this.
Brown fat, which is found mostly in newborn babies, helps with heat
insulation. There is also white fat. White fat is important for your
metabolism and heat insulation. Fat cells are what make up fat tissue.
Think of a fat cell as a small (very small) container that holds 1 drop of
How does fat enter your body? When you eat fatty foods it goes through
your stomach and your intestines. It is the job of your intestine to break
down the fat into smaller parts. Of course this is a complex process that
occurs. We could write a whole other article on this topic alone.
So let's take a moment to talk about how your body actually breaks down
fat. When your body sits idle it still needs fuel to run. Your body will
go to your internal energy stores (not literally) of carbohydrates,
proteins, and fats. Your body's #1 source of energy is glucose (sugar).
So how do you gain or lose weight you ask? Your actual weight is
determined by the rate you store that energy after you eat and the rate at
which you burn this energy. So in general what you need to do to lose
weight is as follows:
a. Eat a balanced diet, which balances the three ingredients I mentioned
above (glucose, fat, and protein)
b. Do not over eat. Keep your calories around 2000 per day
c. Regular exercise, 3 to 4 times a week for 30 minutes.
In conclusion, you have learned that there are two types of fats. Also,
if you burn less stored energy then you use, then you start to gain
weight. You can prevent this weight gain by maintaining a healthy 2000
calorie diet per day mixed in with 3 days of exercise.
Remember that each individual's body is different. Try to customize a plan
that works for you. I personally use an exercise bike while reading a
book. I also play racquetball to mix up my workouts and to make the
Any of various connective tissue cells found in adipose tissue,
specialized for the storage of fat, and distended with one or more fat
globules, the cytoplasm usually being compressed into a thin envelope,
with the nucleus at one point in the periphery.
When you go
on a low calorie diet, your fat cells shrink. Thatís how you lose weight.
Prostaglandins, specifically PGF2, facilitate the process; however, when
you start to eat again, the fat cells swell up, and you easily regain all
the weight, sometimes even more. To shed fat, you must start the whole
process over again.
noted that the more fat cells a person has, the sooner a low-calorie diet
will stop working. And, of course, it also means that he or she will lose
less fat during that shorter time course. What's more, hypercellularity,
or too many cells, is associated with faster weight regain once the diet
is over. Clearly, the more fat cells you have, the less chance you have
bodybuilder to stay below of ever getting bodybuilder lean. So youíre the
only way out is to get rid of fat cells.