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 we become the more fat cells we possess – all waiting to be filled.
The average woman has about 35 billion fat cells while the average man has around 26 billion fat cells. The number of fat cells dramatically increases with our weight. An obese woman may have as many as 270 billion fat cells.