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Fat reduction versus weight loss

Updated: Jul 19, 2022

Theory of fat

Did you know that a typical infant has 5 6 billion fat cells. A healthy adult who has healthy body fat has 25 30 billion, and an overweight adult has 75 billion, with severe obesity; this number can be as

high as 250 to 300 billion.

We have two types of fat in our bodies, visceral fat and subcutaneous fat.

Visceral fat surrounds our organs and subcutaneous fat lies under our dermis. Both will increase as more and more fat cells are laid down. It is very unhealthy and risky to have large amounts of both types of fat. They place a strain on your vital organs and can increase your risk of a heart attack.

Although the fat cells main function is to provide a reserve of lipids that can be used by the body

when needed for energy, they also provide the body with insulation from heat and cold. and provide protection for internal organs.

Fat cells fill with triglycerides and if this energy is not used and 'calories in' exceed demand on the 'energy needed out', the cell can expand to a maximum of 4 times its natural size. After it has expanded, it then multiplies. And if the cycle of 'calories in' exceeding 'energy out' continues, this cell division continues and more and more fat cells are laid down, leading to larger circumferences and an increased risk to health.

The more exercise a person does, the more

energy the body needs in the form of these triglycerides. The

energy is drawn from the fat cells and the fat cells will decrease in size.

But they will still be there, in their multiples.

Fat reduction versus weight loss

It may be confusing to hear that reducing fat is not the same as losing weight. Losing weight makes fat cells smaller but losing weight does not make fat cells go away. By destroying fat cells, you will be able to lose those inches and gain and maintain a weight loss more easily. Your body will become more sculpted and areas that are treated with fat reduction technologies will reduce in size and become more firmer, leading to increased body confidence and better overall health.

Fat cells after weight loss

Fat cells after fat cell reduction treatments

As you can see from the images above, when using fat cell reduction treatments, such as fat melting and fat freezing technologies, the amount of fat cells in the target areas are dramatically reduced, which equals inch loss and a more contoured and defined figure. After dieting and weight loss, fat cells get smaller but the number of fat cells stays the same, they lay in wait. If weight is put back on, these fat cells get bigger again and so does your circumference. Fat reduction procedures actually reduce the number of fat cells in treated areas by about 20% to 40% at each treatment, thus 'shaving' off the fat cells. These cells are then naturally processed and eliminated via your body's waste systems, so they won’t migrate to another area of your body.

Here's a video that I've made, explaining this, with the help of some balloons!

If you would like to have a FREE consultation with our Registered Nurse to discuss your goals and your journey back to body confidence, then please follow the LINK BELOW to book in. All consultations include a weigh-in, BMI and visceral and subcutaneous fat measurements.

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