Myths about women’s fitness and nutrition can be clarified by starting with the explanation of what is a fat cell and what is a calorie. Both are very important to understand in order to have a solid fitness coq10 and turmeric plan that produces results for you.
What are fat cells?
Everyone has fat cells, but exactly what are they and how do they work?
Fat cells (also called adipocytes or lipocytes) are the cells that make up body fat(adipose tissue). The main role of these cells is to store fat so that it can be used by the body for energy when needed.
When you consume more calories than your body needs, regardless of whether the calories come from fats, carbohydrates or proteins, the extra calories are stored as fat in those fat cells.
When your body needs to burn that stored energy, it’s released from the cells and the cells will shrink accordingly. This is why you look leaner when you lose body fat – because those cells are now smaller.
The way to trigger the release of fat is to consume fewer calories than you burn, which creates an energy deficit in the body. The optimum way to create this energy deficit is by cutting back on calories and increasing physical activity with a fitness program.
It was once believed that the number of fat cells a person had would not increase in adulthood and that only the size of the cells could increase (or decrease). It’s now known that they can increase both in number and size during adulthood.
What happens is that when a fat cell expands to its maximum size it can divide, producing an increase in the actual number of those cells. A person becomes overweight when their fat cells increase in number, in size or in both.
Some people are genetically predisposed to have more fat cells than others, and women have more than men.
An overweight person’s number of fat cells depends on how overweight the person is, but it can be over 10 times more than a person with normal body composition. An overweight person’s fat cells can also be up to three times larger than those of a healthy person with normal body composition who is participating in a women fitness and nutrition program.