Do you know the frustration of trying to lose weight by doing everything properly, yet seeing no results despite your best efforts? It’s not your fault; it’s a common problem that many people face. Weight loss by food and exercise alone is challenging. Here, we’ll discuss the reasons for this.
Several distinct kinds of fat exist. It’s in your genes to have certain characteristics. While poor lifestyle choices may play a role, this issue goes beyond that. More than a hundred different genes have been linked to obesity. Genetics likely accounts for between 40 and 70 percent of individual variability in body mass.
Even though you’re still growing within your mom, your body begins to store fat. Then, throughout puberty, your body begins to take on the contours of an adult’s. At this point, weight increase is possible.
The body mass index (BMI) is the main method for measuring obesity over time (however alternative formulaic criteria exist). Simply divide your weight by your height to get this. People with a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 30 are classed as overweight or obese. The BMI’s reliability as a gauge of ‘healthy’ body fat has been called into question. However, it is utilised as a gauge by the WHO (World Health Organisation).
In the medical and scientific context, fat cells are referred to as adipose tissues.
- Fat cell proliferation (hyperplasia)
- Increasing in size of individual fat cells (hypertrophy)
All of these issues are possible due to either genetics or food. This suggests that your weight may be determined in part by your genes despite your best efforts to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine.
In addition to heredity, environmental factors including pregnancy, menopause, hormone illnesses, sleep deprivation, metabolic rate, medicine, and so on can all have a role in our body composition.
It might be much more challenging to lose weight if you’re injured and unable to do the things you normally would to burn off the extra calories you consume. And it’s possible that more than one health issue is to blame for your weight increase. That can make it more challenging to resolve.
There is good fat and harmful fat. When considering weight-loss options, this is crucial information to have at hand. To function properly, your body needs specific kinds of fat. And that will add to your overall body fat percentage. For the same reason, being underweight is also harmful to health.
The human body really generates two distinct forms of fat tissue:
- White adipose tissue (WAT) is responsible for the storage of excess calories.
- Brown adipose tissue (BAT) – they help control your body temperature and burn calories.
Weight loss that falls somewhere between the two extremes is known as “beiging” of fat. It’s the process through which white fat takes on characteristics of brown fat and turns beige. Researchers are looking for ways to intentionally trigger this mechanism in humans to aid in the development of effective weight reduction therapies. However, no methods are yet mature enough for use on people without risk.
In a perfect world, your body would only produce the minimum amount of both types of fat necessary to keep you alive. That is, the right amount of white fat to store energy and the right amount of brown fat to burn calories to keep you at a steady temperature.
White fat cells predominate when there is an excess of fat due to a high calorie diet. This is the main emphasis of most weight-reduction plans. It’s the sort of fat you can lose with a healthy diet and regular exercise. However, it will have restrictions.