The mainstream consensus of whether or not you can lose fat cells is that you can’t. Many believe that you can increase the number of them, but you can never lose them. The theory is that as your fat cells are filled with fat over time, they become so large that they eventually divide and increase in numbers. Common wisdom also says that unfortunately, once you gain those fat cells, you can never lose them. Instead, they just shrink in size. Is this really true? Well, yes and no. Let me explain.
Can You Shrink Fat Cells?
Yes, you can shrink fat cells. You can also enlarge fat cells. Once you reach adulthood, the number of fat cells you have more or less stays the same. When you put on a large amount of weight, these fat cells enlarge in size. The opposite holds true when you lose a lot of weight – they shrink.
Believe it or not, our body needs fat. When we reduce the amount of fat in our cells to low levels (low body fat percentage), our fat cells send out signals… Continue Reading