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You Can’t Hide From Fat

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Liposuction fan, we’ve got some bad news.

If you suck fat out of your thighs and bottom it will return in your abdomen. If you suck the fat out of your abdomen it will show up on your chest and arms. Bottom line? After liposuction—the fat always comes back—just somewhere else.

Body fat is a simple situation of storage. When you eat more calories than you can burn in a day, the leftovers get turned into fat and sent off to storage sites in your belly, hips and thighs.

Liposuction is an expensive surgical procedure that literally sucks the fat out of areas on your body. It can leave you looking trimmer and smoother and pounds lighter.

If you don’t eat less to correspond with your new smaller lighter size, the fat will simply come back again. But it won’t come back to the same places because those fat cells were destroyed when they got sucked out of your body.

If you keep eating as usual, new fat will fill new cells in new places. Within a year you’ll weigh the same as you did before liposuction, but with fat bulges where you never had bulges before.

This disappointing reality has been documented for the first time in a controlled study on liposuction, and published in the journal Obesity.

Liposuction doesn’t control fat. How much you eat and how much you exercise does. Skip the expensive liposuction, learn to eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise to achieve a trim figure.

 

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Dr. Adams is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His MPH is from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Adams is retired from the position of Medical Director of Tarrant County Public Health in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the developer of the Best Weigh nutrition and weight loss program. He is also the author of the Handbook of Health Evangelism and Jesus Was Thin: So You Can Be Thin Too.