Overweight and obesity are exaggerated, even pathological consequences of the body’s ability to accumulate fat. To combat the accumulation of the adipose tissue, it is important to understand the mechanism that controls their submission and then how to consume the body fat reserves.
The excessive accumulation of body fat results mostly from an excess of fatty acids or sugar in the diet. When consumed in excess, the fatty acids resulted from the digestion of lipids are stored in specialized cells (adipocytes) in the form of substances called triglycerides. These cells form the adipose tissue, known as the “fat” or “fat mass”, most common under the skin or around the digestive organs.
Overweight and obesity can also be caused by the excessive alcohol intake. The excess of alcohol beverages leads to accumulation of triglycerides in the liver, with numerous toxic effects. In addition, the alcohol is digested immediately to provide energy, reducing the use of sugars and fatty acids in cells and thus contribute to the accumulation of fat in the adipose tissue.
Half bottle of wine (three glasses) has as many calories as three teaspoons of cooking oil. Given that, the alcohol intake is more than 20-30 grams per day (equivalent in alcohol to two or three glasses of red wine); the body cannot digest it completely as a source of immediate energy. Thus, the alcohol transforms into triglycerides that are stored in the liver. For this reason, the persons who supervise their consumption of fat should think seriously about reducing the alcohol consumption.
The Distribution Of Body Fat
The distribution of adipose tissue in the body varies depending on various factors such as age, sex, physical activity or genetic predisposition. Men have a predisposition to accumulate fat in the abdomen. In women, the distribution of fat is present in two forms: the form of “pear” (fat accumulates in the pelvis and thigh) and form the “apple” (fat is deposited in the breasts, abdomen and arms).
Women also face cellulitis, an overgrowth of adipose tissue in certain areas of the body. Cellulite is not a disease but is a real cosmetic problem.
Methods To Prevent Fat Accumulation
The most important measure to prevent accumulation of fat is attention to nutrition. Firstly, the food portions need to be reduced. To avoid food deficiencies, you can take a vitamin supplement every day, preferably in the morning.
A balanced diet has an important spot reserved to fish. It was shown that eating fish regularly could reduce the bad cholesterol and in turn, providing good cholesterol. However, you should not eliminate all the meat from your diet because it provides essential elements for the body, but you can give up high-fat products: ham, stuffed meats, sausages etc.
Physical movement allows you to keep your body tonic and especially to limit the accumulation of fat. The sessions for muscles toning require a great deal of effort; we recommend you to perform relaxation exercises, breathing and flexibility the rest of the time. An exercise session should last at least 45 minutes.
1000 g of fat is equal to 8000 calories. Burning 260 to 500 calories through exercise every day, in seven days can lose almost 420 grams of fat, even without following a weight loss diet.
October 28th, 2010
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