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Body Shape & Weight Gain

Just as everyone’s appearance is unique to them, so too is the shape of their body. It is usually a person’s genes that determines the way the body is formed, with lifestyle factors influencing changes in size, generally when a person gains or loses weight.

Gaining weight often results from having consumed more calories than the body expels, usually over a period of time. Excess energy will often turn to fat which can be stored in various areas of the face and / or body such as: under the chin, arms, breasts, stomach, hips, back, thighs, buttocks and knees, causing the body to become bigger in size. Alcohol, Ultra-Processed Foods and foods that are high in saturated fat, sugar and salt usually have a high calorie content and can contribute to unwanted fat when regular consumption leads to an excess of energy (calories) in the body. Regular exercise and movement can help with burning excess calories, using the energy before it gets a chance to turn to fat. Some people find that they gain weight as they age, which can occur as they become less active or hormones levels start to change.

There are two types of fat that build up in the body; subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat accumulates just beneath the skin and is the jiggly fat that’s most visible when a person gains weight. Visceral fat is also referred to as hidden fat, depositing itself deep in the stomach and enveloping the organs, including the liver and intestines. Visceral fat can be more harmful than subcutaneous fat as it is harder to detect and can be the cause of certain medical complications (heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and Alzheimer’s).

Although weight gain can occur regardless of gender or age, it is found that women are more likely to experience subcutaneous fat (on areas such as stomach, hips and thighs) and men will more commonly develop visceral fat around the tummy.

When a person feels the need to lose weight or reduce pockets of stubborn fat, the most effective way is to combine healthy eating with drinking plenty of water and taking regular exercise. This helps to regulate the amount of calories and fat that is consumed, as well as burning of any fat stores in the body. Reducing excess fat can not only help to gain a body that is fitter and in better shape, it can also help to restore self-confidence.

Many people turn to various organisations to help achieve their weight loss goal, and for some people being overweight has been an issue that has affected them for a long time. For those who have struggled to maintain a slim figure, Face Medical has a few solutions which can provide a helping hand. Be Slim, Polon UK and Emerald Laser are medically approved treatments that work to reduce fatty deposits and improve the shape of the body.

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