Your guide to lose weight

Get slim fast


Fat cells info

Nowadays we know that we are born with a genetically determined supply of adipocytes, yellow cells that make and store fat. Normally the number of these cells is fixed and does not vary. It is interesting

to know that although this number is fixed, it does vary for individuals. and those with a greater number of adipocytes have a greater capacity to put on weight.

Genetically, women have more adipocytes than men, as fat plays a more important role in expressing a woman’s femininity as well as in reproduction and motherhood. A woman with less than 10 percent of fat reserves stops ovulating to prevent her from starting a pregnancy she will not have the energy to sustain to term.

Once the number of these adipocytes has been determined at birth, it then remains relatively constant, except for certain key moments.

When a woman—or a man—who eats badly or puts on too much weight, the person’s adipocytes put on weight too. As the person continues to put on weight, the adipocytes continue to gorge themselves on fat, gradually becoming distended. If the weight gain continues, the adipocytes enlarge until they reach the limit of their elasticity. At this critical moment, any additional weight gain triggers a new and exceptional event, completely changing the future prognosis for weight problems. No longer able to contain any more fat, the adipocyte cell divides into two daughter cells. This suddenly doubles the body’s capacity to make and store fat.

From this moment on, the tendency to put on weight increases. Quite simply, it becomes easier to put it on and more difficult to take it off. This is because you can always reduce the size of adipocytes, but two daughter cells will never again become a single mother cell.

When the adipocytes divide, what was excess weight gain through behavior becomes metabolic excess weight, and nothing will ever be as simple as it was before.

I am not saying this to make anyone who is seriously overweight feel worried or guilty. I can reassure you that my method does give you the means to deal with your resistance.

However, because of the consequences of adipocyte cell division, it is important to pinpoint simply and concretely the moment in your weight history when there is this risk of cell division so that you do not reach it.



   Calculating Your BMI

To determine if you are at risk for adipocyte cell division, you must calculate your BMI, or body mass index.

To make this calculation yourself, you need to divide your weight by your height squared. So, for example, if you weigh 150 pounds (70 kilograms) and are 5 feet 3 inches tall (1.6 meters), the calculation is—using metric, which is easier—1.6 × 1.6 = 2.56; 70 ÷ 2.56 = 27.34. (Alternatively, there are also many websites that will calculate your BMI for you)

This BMI has not yet reached 28 but it is not far off. The main thing is to do all you can to avoid ever reaching this danger point.
When you get near to a BMI of 27, be careful and do not allow yourself to go any further, as your adipocytes are very full. And if you do reach a BMI 28, you must take action: your adipocytes are at saturation point and are likely to divide at any moment, making managing and controlling your weight more complicated.