Summer is not far away… as it has gradually begun to make its appearance -the increased temperature confirms it anyway- and our thoughts have already wandered to beaches, clear waters, and carefree holidays.
Let us admit, however, that along with these pleasant images, we are also thinking (both men and women, without exception) about our appearance on the beach. At this time, we are more concerned than ever with the weight we gained during the winter of quarantine, our body imperfections, as well as how to reorganize our eating habits.
One of the timeless aesthetic issues that concern us the most is localized fat, making the need to fight it even more intense, as the beach time approaches!
But what does localized fat mean? How does it appear and how can we get rid of it?
What is localized fat?
It is a layer of fat, made up of fat cells, occurring over most of our body.
Its primary functions involve providing thermoregulation, cushioning against mechanical trauma (abrasions, strains, fractures), and body contouring. Most importantly, however, this fat layer is a source of energy for our body.
How is it formed and what factors does it depend on?
Biologically, we all have a certain number of fat cells that remains relatively constant. Localized fat is caused by accumulated fat, meaning by the increased volume of fat cells and not by the multiplication of their number.
It is found in specific body areas (abdomen, buttocks, waist, arms, etc.) and is not necessarily associated with increased weight, but it depends on many different factors:
It is a matter of genetic predisposition and heredity. This means that it depends mainly on biological factors that determine our body type, as well as on how easily we store fat in specific body areas.
Lack of sleep combined with stress affect our metabolism, slowing down its normal function, while also increasing the production of cortisol, a hormone that is responsible for increasing the percentage of fat in fat cells.
Hormonal disorders, such as thyroid disorders or menstrual disorders, affect the growth of fat cells.
Gender, age, and eating habits also play a decisive role.
Howto fight it!
Exhaustive and strict diets bring the opposite of the desired results, therefore, before resorting to “emergency” actions, you should better consult a health and nutrition specialist to guide you properly.
Plenty of water
Water plays an important role while metabolizing foods. Our body cannot properly metabolize stored fat or carbohydrates if we do not consume enough water daily.
Besides, the first step of lipolysis (the process of metabolizing fat) is hydrolysis, which occurs when water molecules interact with triglycerides (fats).
Healthy diet and exercise
Localized fat does not disappear instantly, but requires a holistic effort based mainly on balanced nutrition and exercise that help to activate the metabolism.
Slimming cosmetic products
Along with a balanced nutrition and exercise get specialized slimming cosmetic products with natural formulas, containing no chemicals.
The natural products of MACROVITAslimming and massage line, as well as the vegetable cosmetic oils of birch, ivy, and rosemary activate the mechanism of lipolysis and effectively contribute to the reduction of localized fat. An intensive massage on “suffering” areas daily, will immediately give you visible results.
Body profiling gel: Reduces the volume of adipose tissue and gradually ensures smooth and firm skin.