After collecting enough good people’s cards, I made up my mind to lose weight for the 426th time. Although I tried my best to lose weight, the number on the weighing scale still rose steadily, in sharp contrast to the Chinese stock market. Whenever in the dead of night, I lay in bed, holding the eight-in-one abdominal muscles on my stomach, and tears flowed first.
Wait… Why does the belly seem to have more meat than other places?
Where is the [surplus meat]?
This should start with fat. There are three kinds of fat in the human body, visceral fat, superficial subcutaneous fat and deep subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat, as its name implies, is located on various viscera and intestinal omentum in the belly. Among them, superficial subcutaneous fat is found all over the body, but it is mainly distributed in the lower body. Deep subcutaneous fat is mostly in the upper body.
Although there are some differences in physical and chemical properties, these three kinds of fats are not good or bad. They are all our hates. But when they are more, the obesity they show is completely different.
1. Visceral fat
Countless revolutionary martyrs summed up a sentence to us with blood and tears. It is called [fortresses are always breached from the inside], The same is true of fat, No matter how much subcutaneous fat there is, It is also long horizontally. At most, it will affect your pursuit of girls. But the body fat is different, It will take up a lot of space for normal organizations. It causes a range of symptoms, such as heartburn caused by pushing the stomach up, dyspnea caused by squeezing the expansion space of the lungs, and secretion of various substances that significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases and metabolic diseases. Another example is secretion of inflammatory chemicals that affect sexual function… causing various [human tragedies].
2. Superficial subcutaneous fat
Obesity caused by superficial subcutaneous fat is mostly concentrated on buttocks and thighs, resulting in an overall visual effect of [pear] shape, also known as buttock obesity.
3. Deep subcutaneous fat
However, the accumulation of deep subcutaneous fat is mostly concentrated in the chest and abdomen, resulting in a visual effect of [apple] shape, also known as abdominal obesity.
[Apple] or [Pear]
The way to judge what kind of obesity you are is also very simple. Divide your waist circumference by your hip circumference to get [waist-hip ratio]: men greater than 0.9 and women greater than 0.8 are apple-shaped obesity, otherwise it is pear-shaped obesity. (Um… you said you have no waist like me? Then use [belly-hip ratio]
The girl with a waist circumference of one foot and nine feet, don’t count on it. This article is not suitable for you.
Why are all fat at the waist?
1. Ethnicity Affects Fat Formation
In China, most fat comrades will show two thin legs that are not thick under a thriving beer belly, like big apples. However, western countries are more [pears].
In the 2013 update on the pathophysiology of obesity, It is determined that Asians are more likely to accumulate deep subcutaneous fat and visceral fat than whites and blacks. While the latter has a higher proportion of superficial subcutaneous fat, This is also why Asians are more inclined to form [apples]. As for the specific mechanism, there are different opinions and no definite conclusion. A widely quoted statement holds that although there is no fixed sequence for the formation of the three fats, the excess heat always gives priority to the formation of shallow subcutaneous fat, while the shallow subcutaneous fat of Asians has poor heat absorption ability and is forced to use deep subcutaneous fat and visceral fat as soon as possible, so more [apples] will appear.
2. Gender is also relevant
In addition, gender is also a factor that cannot be ignored. Men are more likely to form [apples] than women.
In life, there is sometimes a saying that “one fat comes first with one fat waist”, which may be due to the visual effect caused by the apple-shaped figure.
I want a thin waist!
I don’t want to know how adipocytes come from, I just want to know how adipocytes don’t come from!
As we know, Lu Xun or Newton or Einstein once said, Fat people’s big breasts are just like thin people’s abdominal muscles, which are meaningless. Countless girls dream of lifting the swimming ring around their waist. But a very tragic fact is that we can only reduce the volume of adipocytes, but not the number of them. It is very difficult to change the shape of the body.
In 2011, CNN reported a pear-shaped obese female patient who lost 100 kg in a year after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Unfortunately, despite the passage of time and the rise and fall of fat, she did not become a devil with large breasts, slim waist and hips, but changed from a huge pear to a smaller fragrant pear.
This is because the volume of adipocytes decreases consistently and proportionally throughout the body, so it is only possible to increase or decrease in your inherent body size. Your body size is determined by gene and hormone levels, and does not depend on your personal wishes.
Weight loss should be done as early as possible.
A paper published in the top research journal < > revealed that fat people generally have much more adipocytes than thin people, and most of their adipocyte growth comes from adolescence. In adulthood, it tends to stabilize, maintaining a dynamic balance between growth and apoptosis, and maintaining a constant total amount.
In other words, if you lose weight again as an adult, it will only shrink the volume of adipocytes and will not reduce the number of adipocytes. What is more cruel is that the abdomen will be especially conspicuous once [fat] due to the presence of a large number of adipocytes.
Therefore, a good figure should be started with [dolls].
The Ultimate Secret Recipe for Weight Loss
The only [truth] of losing weight is: eat less + exercise more.
A study on 175 overweight men and women who do not exercise all the year round (for example, 160 cm women, weighing more than 128 kg; 180 cm male, Weighing more than 162 kg), On the basis of not changing the eating habits, supplemented by a large amount of exercise (such as running 18km per week), after 8 months of training, successfully lost 7.0% of the most stubborn visceral fat in the belly, while the control group without exercise increased by 8.6%, which is a full 15% gap. If you stick to it for a few more years, the bodies of the two groups will be very different.
Therefore, at the moment when I finished writing this article, my eyes were filled with tears. I once again squeezed the fat on my stomach and swore by the lamp, starting my 677th trip to lose weight. Not only for my sister’s [favor], but more importantly for my own health!