How and why we get fat? How to lose weight and stay slim? – Science Based

How and why do we get fat in the first place?
If you are confused and frustrated as well because no fat loss tip works for you, Or even if it does, it is very short term, stick around. It is time to put everything in place.
In these series of videos, we will dig out the truth about how to finally lose weight for good. This particular video will be about how and why we get fat in the first place. We try to understand an intricate fat storing mechanism of your body. By doing that we can figure out what really causes you to get fat in the first place. So that you can avoid a lot of fad information on the internet.
So, how is the food you eat changed into fat? What are the mechanisms that control that?
When you eat food, it goes through a complex procedure in your digestive system. Food and drink must be changed into smaller molecules of nutrients before the blood absorbs them and carries them to cells throughout the body. The body breaks down nutrients from food and drink into carbohydrates, protein, fats, and vitamins. Carbohydrates are easiest source of energy. But they are hard to save for a long time. Human liver can hold approx 80-100g of carbohydrates and the muscles can only hold 1-2% of carbohydrates by the volume, known as glycogen. Rest of carbohydrates is turned into fat for storage. Fat on the other hand is easier to store. It is broken down into fatty acids. Part of it is used the rest is stored. Proteins are broken down into amino acids. From here, some of the amino acids build the body’s protein stores. Excess amino acids are stored as a body fat.
How does metabolism work? I will try to explain it without getting too technical. Basically, after nutrients from food are absorbed into your blood stream, your body produces hormone, called insulin, to tell the cells in your body to absorb the nutrients they needed and store the rest in fat cells. An important fact here is starchy carbohydrates and refined sugar are the nutrients that cause your body produce the most amount of insulin, which is called insulin spikes. If you have too many insulin spikes, over a period of time your cells start to build insulin resistance. As a result, your metabolism starts to slow down and you start to get fat.
There are several factors that affect your metabolism. One of them is genetics. If your parents are overweight, there is a good chance that you might have inherited their metabolism. But inherited doesn’t mean, you cannot speed up your metabolism. Regular exercise and correct dieting are definitely going to work.
Categorizing people according to their fat loss goals
Category 1 group is a group of people who just want to lose fat for the sake of looking slimmer. They are not interested in having an athletic physique. This type of people should start with tweaking their nutrition and lifestyle a little bit and eventually following one of the many diets that fit them.
Category 2 group includes people who want to lose fat and look athletic at the same time. People in this category should start training as well as following some kind of diet regulations that fit their lifestyle and purpose.
Category 3 group includes athletes and competitive bodybuilders who need to get down to exact amount of body fat percentage till a set deadline. Their diet is meticulously planned (counting calories) for losing fat without affecting athletic performance and physique.
Conclusions:
Now let’s conclude what we have learnt so far. First of all, there is more than just counting calories for an efficient long-term fat loss plan. Reversing your metabolism in a healthy and enjoyable way might be much easier.
Secondly, you don’t have to be that meticulous to lose fat from the beginning. In fact, slow, step by step approach is going to give you better long-term results.

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One Comment

  1. The Fitness Casual says:

    Where are you from my man? I can’t pinpoint it 😀 Good video, you definitely put in a lot of work and research into this. Good stuff

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