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What Happens To Fat Cells When A Person Loses Weight
Please can I find out , if known, when a person dies, is it protocol that the body is weighed , does the body lose weight after death . ?
As someone gradually continues to lose weight it seems harder and harder to lose that last bit of fat, why is that exactly ?
Automatic adjustment: The body makes automatic adjustment to your metabolic rate and the amount of energy absorbed from food that runs contrary to your efforts to loose weight. Fat is needed as a storage mechanism for future energy needs. ...Read more
Tell me this is it true or not true that a fat man lose let's say 50 pounds and by him losing that weight his penis gets larger?
No - but....: Dear panther, that is not true. The fact of the matter is that fatty tissue around the penis, can engulf it & give the illusion that the penis is shorter than it is. By losing weight, & fat around the pubic & abdominal area, more of the penis' full length become visible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does body fat lbs and muscle weigh the same..? When losing weight does the scale number matter? Or is it your body fat?
Insulin resistance &: In a person with diabetese either there is deficiency or lack of Insulin production by the pacrease or Insulin resistance, where the Insulin is not effective.This in turn causes blood sugar to go up and if not treated and controlled with diet/exercise/oral meds or insulin, can cause complication in many body systems including cardiovascular, neurological, renal, eyes among the body systems. ...Read more
Refeeding: When a person who is starved starts to eat again, it has to be done very carefully. Too many calories at once can lead to electrolyte imbalance. Just like you didnt start starving overnight, you should slowly increase your calorie intake, perhaps under the supervisioin of a medical physician with training in nutrition. ...Read more
No weight loss: Ironically, actual weight loss is not necessarily associated with bulimia. Instead, people with this disorder binge eat and attempt to prevent weight gain through compensatory behavior (e.g., vomiting, laxatives, diuretics, enemas, medications, fasting, or excessive exercise). ...Read more
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1-2 per week: 1-2 lbs per week is the least and most, slow and steady wins the race. ...Read more
What happens to your body if you are consantly dieting on a low calorie and low carb diet, can you gain body fat easier in the long run?
Probably, slowly: Depending upon how restrictive is your diet, and how much fat you have lost, you can certainly expect some gain when resuming a more balanced diet. How soon you gain lost fat, would depend on different factors like your absorption or other GI health issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take before your body starts losing muscle when it is in starvation mode or fasting?
Starvation mode: as soon as 2-3 day depends on how much Glycogen and fatty acid the liver has and how much fat the body carries, After couple of days the body starts making Keton body which could be used by brain to decrease its Glucose need but if all the fat has been used then the only source for Glucose ould be breakdown of Proteins. I'm hoping you are not using the starvation Mode to lose weight, ...Read more
I never realized how much fat can build up between your organs.. When you lose weight do you lose that fat first or does it depend on the exercise?
No spot reduction: there's no way to reduce fat in certain areas by certain exercises. Liposuction can remove that from specific locations but is only used in subcutaneous areas.As you lose weight, the body burns your fatty storage and usually it is equally distributed when you lose or gain weight. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
What are the usual and not so usual signs of relapsed Hairy Cell Leukemia? Can a person not lose weight and still be relapsing?
Yes but unspecific: If one had remission from chemotx or other modalities, hairy cell leukemia can manifest a number of ways. These are one chronic B cell leukemia that affects blood,marrow,spleen and hence relapse may manifests as tummy fullness if spleen still present,weakness fatigue,infection symptoms like fever and chills,easy bruising if all blood elements depressed by leukemia.Consider tests in blood,call PMD ...Read more
Slowly: Diet and exercise. Vegetables, fruit, protein - fish, poultry (chicken, turkey) - little red meat. Avoid sugar and starch (bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, ) as much as possible. Eat 3-5x/day. Daily moderate exercise, but not so much that you "burn out" in enthusiasm or hurt. Lots of water. Go slowly. Adjust for gradual, but definite weight loss over the long run. That way you will have good habits. ...Read more
Overall weight loss: With natural weight loss (by eating fewer calories and exercising more to use up stored fat), one loses fat from all body parts. It is hard to just lose the waist or the belly. Doing exercises to strengthen and build up the abdominal muscles can hold the tummy in better, which will improve the appearance of the tummy. Be sure to avoid sugar and simple starches (simple carbs). ...Read more
Weight loss: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio & weight training. ...Read more
Exercise: Reset your metabolism and energy burn with regular exercise, which will increase your confidence and sense of well being. Start with regular walks and work up slowly. Remember you are making a lifestyle change. It takes about three weeks of application to mentally turn an activity into an habit. ...Read more
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