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Doctor insights on: Do Fat Cells Disappear When A Person Loses Weight

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What happens to fat cells when you lose weight?

What happens to fat cells when you lose weight?

They shrink.: It's presumed that when we lose weight, fat cells shrink rather than go away. That's one of the reasons why gaining weight back is fairly easy. ...Read more

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How can someone who's been fat since birth lose weight? Aren't there too many fat cells already?

How can someone who's been fat since birth lose weight? Aren't there too many fat cells already?

Lower caloric intake: Losing weight is conceptually easy but very difficult in the real world. If you can calorie count, the goal is to ingest fewer calories than you burn up. All diets do this but the hard thing is to stick to it. You will need nutritional advice, a doctor's help, exercise program and diligent removal of extra calorie food from your house. Sometimes behavioral therapy is warranted. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can tumors cause your body not to lose weight? My body doesn't lose weight. I don't know what's wrong with it but my fat cells don't decrease.

Can tumors cause your body not to lose weight? My body doesn't lose weight. I don't know what's wrong with it but my fat cells don't decrease.

Genetic: You probably have a lymphatic morphology (a way to classify body types). This means your lymphatics are dysfunctional and swell around fat giving a larger appearance and you have difficulty losing weight regardless of dieting. However, a tumor usually will make you lose weight unintentionally. ...Read more

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Where do fat cells "go" when you lose weight? Are they excreted? I doubt they 'turn into' muscle cells. Do they just "shrink?" want to understand.

Where do fat cells "go" when you lose weight? Are they excreted? I doubt they 'turn into' muscle cells. Do they just "shrink?" want to understand.

They shrink: The fat cells store fat. If the fat is used up, the cells shrink to a smaller size. If one overeats, there is more fat formed in the body. The fat cells take up that fat, growing bigger in the process. If the fat is again used up, the fat cells shrink in size again. ...Read more

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Dr. Mercola says that skipping breakfast can actually help you lose weight as you then burn off your fat cells. Is this true?

Dr. Mercola says that skipping breakfast can actually help you lose weight as you then burn off your fat cells. Is this true?

Not necessarily: Everyone is different. Eating 6 equal healthy meals with lots of plant food not typical american processed breakfast food with dairy, wheat and sugar is an excellent way to lose weight, keep blood sugar stable and avoid inflammatory bacteria in the GI tract which can contribute to weight gain. Add a good night sleep, movement through the day and stress management and you have a recipe for health. ...Read more

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Does a person need to eat any fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Does a person need to eat any fat when trying to gain muscle and lose weight?

Some fat,: Protein increase and monitor carbs, ideally you could use a nutritionist to assist. Some personal trainers are particulary good with targetted diet. It is always helpful to rememberthat diet overall must be balanced. ...Read more

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What's the best foods for a family if one person is trying to lose weight, while another is too skinny and wants to get fat?

What's the best foods for a family if one person is trying to lose weight, while another is too skinny and wants to get fat?

Count calories: There is no substitution for a healthy diet, regardless if the goal is weight gain or loss.Weight gain is achieved if the individual takes in more calories than he/she burns; weight loss happens when calories burned exceed calorie intake. Calculate calorie needs for each family member from the nih website then eat the same food. Dieter needs to exercise; supplement calories for the too skinny one. ...Read more

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How to lose those extra inches(fat) from the body if the weight of the person is normal......cardio can help to lose that??????

How to lose those extra inches(fat) from the body if  the weight of the person is normal......cardio  can help to lose  that??????

Eating habits: Remember that every body, has a different distribution of fat. Even if your weight is normal, it's not uncommon to have fat distributed in a fashion that is undesirable. But besides surgical interventions like liposuction or other noninvasive techniques like CoolSculpting, there is no means of "spot" fat loss. It requires efforts at general weight loss where diet has more influence. ...Read more