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What Happens To Fat Cells When A Person Loses Weight
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 more
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 recurs a number of ways. This is 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. Considerflow c. 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
High protein: Low carbs (complex carbs like vegetables are good), and good fat (olive oil, coconut oil, not transfats in junk food). Movement is crucial. Walking is good. Peace and good health. Please see doctor first to see if this is a good food plan for you. ...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
Body changes.: Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. Don't know what you mean by "thick body"? You can work with a trainer to build your gluteal muscles. ...Read more
Change your diet: Diet plays more important role in your weight than exercise. Regular exercise including weight lifting will help you acheive your goals more effectively and has other health benefits, but you can do with diet alone. Avoid gimmick diets and lose weight quick claims. There are no shortcuts to losing weight. ...Read more
Nutritionist??: 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
See below: You're probably not consuming enough calories.Get a more detailed answer ›
Weight Loss: Weight loss is very difficult but important as obesity contributes to many health concerns. The bottom line is calories in vs calories out and one free tracking site is loseit. Com. Diets in general are just methods of restricting caloric intake with a certain set of "rules." long term diet success is hard so I recommend portion control, reducing liquid calories, and wise snacking plus exercise. ...Read more
Fat or water: They don't.Get a more detailed answer ›
Combo: For best results should probably do both. ...Read more
Will drinking 3 diet sodas a day make me fat? I feel as if I really need to lose some extra weight.
In a way, yes.: Even though they are "diet" sodas, they have actually been shown in studies to promote obesity anyway. It is unknown whether it is the sodas themselves or if it is the food that is often consumed with them (i.e. soda + burger). So you will need to go over what you are eating in a day, count up the calories, and see if that is the real problem rather than just the diet sodas. Good luck! ...Read more
Can you tell me what is the best way to lose this body fat, not looking defined but lifting weights?
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