Facts About Body Fat
Everyone in the health community seems to be grossed out by the mere thought of one thing in particular: body fat. Fat has become a honorary “four letter” word (even though it only has 3 letters). If more people would take the time to understand the facts about body fat, and how vital it is to human existence, then perhaps their attitudes would shift to something more positive.
Why should you be more positive about fat? Isn’t fat gross? Here’s why:
- A better attitude will help you to be less fearful
- Less fear will lead to curiosity and greater understanding
- Increasing your knowledge will give you the power to control your body fat levels
Knowing more about this topic will help you to shed excess body fat and gain a new appreciation for the body fat you have!
Fat Is Stored Energy
One of the main reasons we have body fat is to keep us from starving, for example when food is scarce. There’s really nothing mystical about this fact of fat. It’s just energy our body has set aside for later use. Some people get grossed out thinking of fat as cottage cheese-like dimples on the backs of our thighs — instead, think of fat as the battery that keeps the adorable pink energizer bunny going…and going…and going.
How To Lose 1 Pound Of Body Fat
Understanding how your body metabolizes fat can get confusing when you throw science, percentages, and numbers into the equation. But it all boils down to this: don’t eat more calories than you will need to function. If you do, your body will store that extra energy as fat. To lose weight, you need to eat around 3,500 calories less than your body is burning off.
Men Like Boobs And Junk In Your Trunk
Most men absolutely love a woman with a good amount of well-distributed body fat. It’s odd that so many women hate the curves that fat gives their body when men clearly worship those curves. Nature designed a woman’s body this way for a reason, ladies. So quit fighting those last few pounds and start celebrating this fact of life.
Love It Or Hate It, We Couldn’t Survive Without It
Fat helps with hormone regulation. If a woman’s body fat falls below a certain percentage, she won’t be able to become pregnant, carry the baby to term or feed the baby after the delivery. In other words, fat is necessary for babies to be born!
No More Pimples Or Fat Cells
Here’s some good news: you get to say good-bye to making new fat cells right around the time you stop reaching for zit cream. You read that correctly. You usually don’t gain more fat cells after your teen years. How’s that for something to celebrate?
Did Somebody Say, “Michelin Man?”
Here’s the bad news: the fat cells you have can increase ten times in size! Unless you literally want to give the Michelin Man a run for his money, it would be wise to think about what you put into your body. Of course, it would be smart to think about moving around as much as you can as well. Chasing a gallon of ice cream with a 6 pack of Yoo-Hoo is not “OK” just because you worked out today.
Guys, You Won’t Get Bigger “Down There”
Since the penis does not contain any fat cells, it will not get larger if a man gains weight. In fact, it can actually shrink or lose functionality thanks to extreme weight gain. It seems unfair that the women’s body parts do increase in size as the number on the scale goes up. But when you really think about this, the ladies are getting the short end of the stick on this deal.
There Is No Such Thing As Spot Reduction
No matter what that weight loss product promises you, the simple fact is that you can’t remove body fat from a specific area. You also can’t perform specific exercises to lose fat from targeted parts of your body. It’s impossible. Your body is designed to lose fat slowly from all over. Only a plastic surgeon can suck the fat out of a specific area of your body, and that’s a dangerous and painful process.
Thinking stimulates the brain to tell the body it is hungry. So thinking too much can actually make you fat. Well, not exactly. As long as you eat smart and look for opportunities to stay active, you won’t become a fat head!