Do Fat Cells Ever Go Away?
Unfortunately, no. Once we overeat and don't expend the unused energy, the body creates pockets - or cells so that the energy can be captured - stored for later use.
That's a great question. And if was capable of doing such, no one would ever have to worry about dealing with extra pounds or with losing weight. It's certainly not a fun experience.
I know - I've been through the process myself, dropping over 125 pounds of fat going on two decades ago. Oh my - those days were absolutely horrible to get through.
Now as to the question, the reason that extra energy is not released via waste amid the digestive process is because the body treats energy as a precious natural resource - much like we do our own natural resources [oil, gold, and....er....chocolate, preferably dark chocolate].
Precious Stored Energy Equals Layers of Fat
The types of foods that we consume in overage contribute to the way in which the body chooses to store them. More pointedly - the areas of the body.
Take note that excess pounds always equals excess weight - but it isn't always stored on the human body in the same manner.
For example, pounds related to excess dietary fat are stored much differently than those related to sugar.
When excess energy from fat is produced, it tends to get stored in the abdominal area.
Men & Fat Distribution
For men, generally in the lower abdominal section. We often hear the term 'beer belly' or 'belly fat'. Much of the time, the types of fat that contributed to weight gain were saturated and Trans fat as well as foods high in cholesterol values.
Women & Fat Distribution
In women, excess weight seems to fill into both the upper and lower abdominal areas. The area just below the breasts start to develop a small roll which continues to grow larger as more weight is packed onto the body.
The unfortunate thing about foods holding significant sugar is that they often contain considerable amounts of fat. Cakes, pies, doughnuts and other pastries, unfortunately - all are a pairing of fat and sugar.
And these two elements are chiefly responsible for creating excessive body fat based on the following:
A. We have to consume more energy calories than our body requires in order to gain weight.
B. This involves ALL food sources, including drinks - even the healthy carrot.
C. Note that foods high in these two elements hold significant energy values. Therefore, we only need a small amount in order to have consumed a high number of calories.
D. Calories that are derived from fatty acids are stored differently on the body, often ending up in the upper and lower abdominal areas as bumps and rolls - as well as surrounding the vital organs.
E. Calories derived from sugar dissipates very quickly - leaving hunger in its wake.
Foods which are wealthy in Trans and Saturated fats tend to be stored in the abdominal area, thus creating more belly fat.
What are Trans fats?
These are a particularly type of lipid which is formed when liquid oils are converted into solid fats. Examples where Trans fat occurs include shortening or stick margarine, frozen pizza, cakes, cookies, pies, microwave popcorn, coffee creamer, refrigerator dough such as biscuits and cinnamon rolls - and in many fast food menu selections.
They can occur naturally in foods - or be the result of an added product. They are common in animal-based foods such as milk, milk by-products and animal proteins.
Artificial Trans fats are the result of the hydrogenation of vegetable oils which occurs amid the food processing phase.
Where Trans and Saturated fats live, so do lots of calories - and commonly lots of sugar grams. Together they team-up to create lots of calories which can lead to lots of unwanted weight gain.
Let's take a moment to revisit our food list above which denotes the foods containing Trans fats. The cakes, cookies, pie, cinnamon rolls and coffee creamer are all rich in both fat and sugar.
Foods which are 100% fat - like the margarine and shortening are of course, more dense in calories, as is 100% sugar.
When combined they can create a cheesecake or a chocolate cake or a pecan pie or a deluxe cinnamon rolls smeared heavily with cream cheese icing which will contain more per serving, per slice - than many meals! Now that's something to think about before enjoying that next slice or piece of cake or pie.
And those cookies - the jumbo size often hold 200+ calories, enough to enjoy an entire can of many soups or two bananas or two pears or two apples.
The natural fruit selections are more apt to keep you focused on your weight loss plan, losing the excess belly fat rather than gaining new belly fat.
When eating an overage of unused calories related to sugar is involved, pockets of fat cells are stored in layers on the hips, thighs, upper arm areas, as well as the neck and upper back.
Both sugar grams and fat grams contribute to the bulk of calories contained in the foods and drinks we put into our daily diet plan.
In order to lose weight and to keep those excess pounds gone for good is to find methods that will serve to slash the sugar and fatty acids in our diet - and which will accomplish such in a safe manner.
For example, one method might be completely eliminating fats from our daily menus.
Although natural food choices contain scant amounts of fats - and yes, there are a few exceptions to the rule such as avocados, animal proteins and vegetable proteins [nuts, seeds], it's not a good idea to totally rid fats from our daily diet.
They are required by the human body for padding vital organs, to assist the body in preventing injury as well as provide the sheen to our nails and hair.
However, an effective safe solution might be cutting the amount of butter or margarine that we put onto our foods by half OR switching to healthier forms of fats.
As to sugar, there are numerous methods that work effectively to produce a healthier, leaner body. We can quit adding carbonated sodas to our diet. We can skip the pastries and reach for natural fruits instead. We can add half the amount of sugar to our coffee and tea.
All of these methods work well in cutting calories and contributing to a leaner body.
Monitoring your fat intake when eating can not only prevent significant health issues, but it can also work to trim pounds.
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