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Where Does The Fat Go When You Lose Weight?

While it’s no secret where fat accumulates in the body… you can see it with your own two eyes, a harder question to answer is where does the fat go when you lose weight?

You may have heard (or tried) programs that promise to melt away fat from specific areas of the body, but the evidence (MRI and CT scans) sadly doesn’t support these claims. It would be great if fat could simply disappear… but when you understand more about fat cells, you’ll see why this just isn’t possible.

So forget the fads and best-selling diet books; focus instead on long term weight loss that comes as the result of a sensible diet and exercise program in order to see that fat disappear for good.

You’ll want to choose more healthy, low calorie, non processed foods and increase your activity level on a regular basis in order to see the fat start to slip away.

Eat less and move more… it’s not glamorous, it takes time and effort, hard work and persistence, but the results are lasting and incredibly beneficial to your body, not to mention your self-esteem.

As you work toward your weight loss goal, remember these important points about body fat and weight loss…

1. You can change sizes, but you can’t change your body shape. So when you lose weight, you lose it all over in the same proportions as the fat is distributed throughout your body. If you are pear (or apple) shaped to start, you’ll lose weight, but will remain a pear (apple) shape, though certainly a smaller, leaner one than when you started. Of course, the problem is the weight, not the shape of the body, which is out of your control, often determined by genetics or body hormones.

2. Not all body fat is the same. Fat in the belly area, called visceral fat, is far more dangerous than the more unsightly subcutaneous fat that is found in areas like the thighs, because it’s not only metabolically active, but it’s surrounding some of your most vital organs. This type of fat disturbs the natural mechanisms of the body, releasing biochemicals that bring on inflammation, which is incredibly dangerous for both your heart and liver, as well as being bad for muscles and joints.

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The “secret” to losing belly fat…

You’ve been lied to. Lied to by the fitness magazines, lied to by the government and lied to by the food industry.

Lies such as…

-> You need to eat “low calorie” to lose fat
-> You should do long, slow cardio to put your body in the “fat burning zone”
-> You should eat plenty of whole grains to stay healthy and lean
-> Losing fat is a slow & steady process

Well Vic Magary who is one of the go to fat loss experts just put up a video exposing all of these myths…

Vic is a former Army soldier and he knows what works and what doesn’t – and spills all of his biggest secrets in the video…

Click through now and check out this free video and discover the secret to losing stubborn belly fat…
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What Happens To The Fat When You Lose Weight..? Continued…

3. Fat cells shrink during weight loss, but you keep the same number. Humans have from 10-30 billon fat cells, and if you’re obese, you can have as many as 100 billion. When you lose weight, you don’t change the number of fat cells you have, their size gets smaller, but the ability to expand right back remains. So even if a procedure like liposuction removes the fat cells, this does not mean that the fat cells in other parts of the body can’t get bigger. How big (or small) the fat cells are depends on diet and exercise.

Remember, experts say that for weight loss to be truly successful, you need to make changes in the way you eat that you can maintain over a lifetime… not just for a few weeks or months. This is the reason most “diets” fail… they have you eating in a way that’s not realistic or natural, one that very few can stick with over the long haul.

So if you’re looking for shortcuts, quick fixes or magic pills that will make the fat disappear, you’re sure to be disappointed. Those who have lasting success will tell you it comes from making small, simple changes that can be maintained over a lifetime.

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