The fat that is in your body today is not the same as last month. This is a fact. But how is this possible? What happens is that the fat is stored in your body today, either in excess or is in healthy amounts is necessary for survival. This means that we use fat that stored and that reduces it from the cells.
One must remember that the fat in the body have very important functions. It is a thermal insulator, i.e., it protects the heat loss in the cold. It is a fantastic way energy stores and it produces some very important hormones. Hormones such as testosterone, progesterone, estrogen and cortisol are made from fats.
The body is constantly producing these hormones to function perfectly. For instance, the fat has to be removed from where it is and has to be taken to where it will be transformed into hormones. From there it is no longer stored and will have another function. Once it is out of the cell it will only be not be reset if you consume excess calories again. If the nutrient intake remains adequate and one decreases calorie intake, fat will not be restored and gradually the fat amount stored will decrease. That is why it is possible to lose weight.Basically every three weeks there is a replacement of the fats that is stored in our cells. Our body is very dynamic and makes this change for us.
Have you ever thought how many opportunities were lost to replenish less fat than you are using and get rid of excess it forever? So you must understand that if you continue with more fat in your body you want is because you are replacing all it uses. That’s right!
Your body is using, but if you reset the same amount or more … it will continue the same way. If you think that fat is used for our survival and we can still optimize this use with exercise, we will have a perfect way to lose weight and keep us lean. Exercise increases the removal of fat cells which can be used as an energy source. Once again the magic formula for weight loss is based on exercise and healthy eating. It would be a miracle if it were not so. Focus, determination and commitment. Improving health is important to us, our husbands, wives, children, parents and all those who love us. We are responsible for our well-being and also those with whom we share this journey.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Ivani Manzzo is PhD in Science from the School of Medicine UNIFESP – EPM in São Paulo, Brazil, with emphasis on obesity, pregnancy and exercise. In 2010 she began hers studies as Life Coach and has since worked helping people achieve their nutritional and heath goals. These articles are published with Dra Ivani Manzzo’s permission.