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  • Fat Cells After Weight Loss

    What Happens To My Fat Cells When I Lose Weight? When we lose weight the fat that is stored in fat cells (adipocytes) is reduced or burned off. But the fat cells themselves remain in place waiting to be filled again. Unfortunately, when we gain weight, we create more fat cells, so the more overweight

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  • Fat Location

    I Have a Thin Top Half, but A Very Fat Bottom Half. Is This Unhealthy? Research into weight and health shows that excess weight concentrated around the abdomen (intra-abdominal or visceral fat) is a much higher health risk than excess weight located below the waist on the hips, butt or thighs. If, according to the

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  • Genes & Overweight

    Might My Weight Problem Be A Result Of My Fat Genes? The simple answer is yes. Being overweight can be the result of genes. Recent research indicates that a tendency to gain weight can be inherited. However, this does not mean that you have to stay overweight – simply that it may take longer for

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  • Fat Quota When Dieting

    How Much Fat May I Eat If I Want To Lose Weight? The recommended amount of dietary fat you should include in your diet is generally determined by your overall calorie intake. In a regular diet, total fat intake should not exceed about 30 percent of calories. But if you want to lose weight, it

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  • Fat or Lean Tissue Loss

    Is Weight Loss Always Fat Loss? No. When we lose weight by burning more calories than we eat, we generally lose lean tissue as well as fat. Also, some of the weight lost will be water. On the other hand, when we gain weight by consuming more calories than we burn, all this weight gain

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  • Is Fiber Good For Weight Loss?

    Fiber or cellulose (sometimes called non-starch polysaccharides, NSP), offers a range of health benefits whether or not you are trying to lose weight. Fiber is part of the carbohydrate family of foods and is so “complex” that it cannot be digested by humans. The weight loss benefit of fiber derives from the feeling of fullness

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