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Body Fat Primer: Everything You Wanted to Know – But Were Afraid to Ask

The human body has an amazing capacity to store energy. Throughout childhood and adolescence, we accumulate a certain number of fat cells (adipose tissue) that will remain relatively constant for the rest of our lives.

How many of these cells, you ask? Estimates are anywhere from 20 to 400 BILLION! The size of the fat cells and energy content housed within them can be manipulated, but the number is somewhat set unfortunately.

Although we often use “weight loss” and “fat loss” interchangeably when we talk about body transformation goals, the actual processes end up looking quite different in execution—and outcome.

Just what is the physiological story of fat, and what should it mean for our transformation journeys? Read on for a full body fat primer with everything you need to know for your fat loss goals.


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How Dietary Fat Helps You Lose Body Fat

Are you eating enough healthy fat? Losing body fat is a tricky dance that involves creating a slight but consistent energy deficit while achieving more adequate intake of nutrients to maintain or increase metabolic rate – all while controlling hunger and willpower in an unfriendly food world. It’s a choreography that many try but few truly master. If only they used more butter… Does it sound too good to be true? Let’s take apart what really happens when we incorporate more healthy fats into our diets and why it becomes easier to shed the body fat we want to lose.


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