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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

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What are the usual and not so usual signs of relapsed Hairy Cell Leukemia? Can a person not lose weight and still be relapsing?

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

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What happens if you gain muscle and do weights without losing fat?

What happens if you gain muscle and do weights without losing fat?

Size & strength.: In that scenario, you'd tend to make gains in size and strength, but no definition. Health-wise, cardiovascular exercise, which is effective for fat loss, is better than strict weight training. ...Read more

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I am fat how can I lose weight?

I am fat how can I lose weight?

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

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Iam fat I want lose weight how?

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

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I am fat, how do I lose weight.

I am fat, how do I lose weight.

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

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Can cell food help you lose weight?

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Can cell food help you lose weight?

No: None of the holistic/naturalistic/homeopathic food supplements have any proven benefit in weight loss. It comes down to diet and exercise. ...Read more

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How is weight training help me lose fat?

How is weight training help me lose fat?

Add cardio.: Strength training will not help you lose too much fat. Add cardiovascular exercise to your routine to make your strength training more effective and to add the fat burning benefit. ...Read more

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Can doing yoga help lose fat and weight?

Can doing yoga help lose fat and weight?

Somewhat: Any movement can contribute to weight loss but yoga does not consume a lot of energy so while it is great for flexibility and meditation, it is not key to weight loss. Besides, your diet is the most important weight loss factor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a fat kid lose weight?

Can you tell me how a fat kid lose weight?

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

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I want to lose weight.?I become fat very easy

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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How can I lose fat rolls with out losing weight?

How can I lose fat rolls with out losing weight?

Add muscle: Do very hard resistance training and stay hungry, take in enough protein, and you may be able to do this. You can't spot-reduce. ...Read more