There is a great deal of confusion in the weight loss world, we live in a time where pills and potions are sold everywhere, all making wonderful claims for weight loss, unfortunately for the obese person none will result in successful fat loss…
THREE KINDS OF FAT
In the human body we can distinguish three kinds of fat. The first is the structural fat which fills the gaps between various organs, a sort of packing material. Structural fat also performs such important functions as bedding the kidneys in soft elastic tissue, protecting the coronary arteries and keeping the skin smooth and taut.
The second type of fat is a normal reserve of fuel upon which the body can freely draw when the nutritional income from the intestinal tract is insufficient to meet the demand. Such normal reserves are located all over the body.
Both these types of fat, structural and reserve, are normal, and even if the body stocks them to capacity this can never be called obesity.
But there is a third type of fat which is entirely abnormal. It is the accumulation of such fat, and of such fat only, from which the overweight person suffers. This abnormal fat is also a potential reserve of fuel, but unlike the normal reserves it is not available to the body as a nutritional energy. It is, so to speak, locked away and is not accessible, as are the normal reserves.
When an obese person tries to reduce by starving themselves, they will first lose their normal fat reserves. When these are exhausted he begins to burn up structural fat, and only as a last resort will the body yield its abnormal reserves, though by that time the person usually feels so weak and hungry that the diet is abandoned. It is just for this reason that obese persons complain that when they diet they lose the wrong fat. They feel famished and tired and their face becomes drawn and haggard, but their stomach, hips, thighs and upper arms show little improvement. The person then gives up the diet, regaining all of the structural and normal fat lost (which the body needs) and ends up back where they started, or even worse…
This very frustrating process is referred to as “Yoyo dieting”, the obese person becomes depressed, loses all hope they will ever attain a healthy normal shape and abandons future efforts to get their weight under control…
The fat they have come to detest stays on and the fat they need to cover their bones gets less and less. Their skin wrinkles and they look old and miserable. This is one of the most frustrating feelings for a dieter to experience, soon they stop the torment of the diet and all the previously lost weight is quickly regained, ashamed of what they have been led to believe is a lack of control.
However this is not true, in the first place more caloric energy is required to keep a large body at a certain temperature than to heat a small body. Secondly the muscular effort of moving a heavy body is greater than in the case of a light body. The muscular effort consumes Calories which must be provided by food. Thus, all other factors being equal, a fat person requires more food than a lean one. In addition we now know hunger hormones such as Grelin and Leptin are being greatly effected, impeded, and do not work in the way nature intended. Much like insulin impedance in diabetes, Leptin and Grelin are being blocked from reaching the brain, therefore our desire to eat and its regulatory mechanism are not working to normal values.
Many obese people actually gain weight (fat) on a diet which is calorically deficient for their basic needs. The body will burn stored muscle, healthy structural fat reserves, while continuing to put on fat as a precautionary method.
IT is for these reasons and others, too lengthy to go into detail that weight loss regimes, such as exercise, caloric restrictive diets, appetite suppressing pills or drinks serve no purpose when it comes to releasing the abnormal fat stored by the obese person. AS soon as any of the “weight loss” programs are stopped or relaxed the person will quickly regained what weight was lost… Until the underlining disorder is corrected, by proper medical treatments and intervention the person is doomed to a lifetime of painstaking mistakes.