How Fat is mobilized?
In studying various weight loss programs, Dr. Simeons found that when patients starved themselves, they first lost their Reserve Fat, and after that the Structural Fat was lost. In the HCG plan, the “abnormal fat” is mobilized first. That’s the fat that we need to eliminate. Dr Simeons explains these fats and weight loss as follows: “When an obese patient tries to reduce by starving himself, he will first lose his 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 patient usually feels weak, hungry and demotivated.”
Three Different Fats in the Human Body
We generally think of fat as just fat when in fact there are 3 different kinds found in the body:
- Structural fat fills the gaps between various organs and acts as a protective barrier. Structural fat performs important functions such as bedding the kidneys in soft elastic tissue, protecting the coronary arteries, and keeping the skin smooth and taut. It also provides the springy cushion of hard fat under the bones of the feet, without which we would be unable to walk.
- Reserve fat is the second type of fat which fuels the body when the nutritional intake is insufficient to meet the body’s needs. Normal reserves are localized all over the body.
- Abnormal Fat is the third type of fat which has the potential of providing fuel for the body, but rather than being available for nutritional emergencies, it is locked away in fixed deposits. It is this visible fat that people want to eliminate.
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