Anatomy of a Fat Cell
To some talking about fat cells at the holiday season of the year may seem totally inappropriate and maybe even condescending. So I intend to write something short and sweet, to counter balance this season’s call of the sweets to my ear, thighs and bottom!
For a short period of time, I developed a program at our local hospital for obese teens and young adults. The dietician would come and talk to them about healthy eating habits and it is when we added this bit of information that we began to see the “lights” come on in many a young face. So here I go:
Imagine your fat cell as a round ball, you can keep growing fat cells there is not a limited amount for your body type or balance. Some people have a genetic ability to grow too many and some have a genetic marker to grow them sparsely, most people fall somewhere in the middle of this spectrum.
These round orbs would then get a series – maybe 5 – of smaller circles inside them. These smaller circles inside, the dietician would use to represent the open doors to receive fat for storage. The door is always open to receiving fat and left over adrenaline or stress hormones and even toxic items from the environment which have not been flushed out of the body – in it goes right into the fat cell. The dietician would draw these open doors in green. Then the dietician would pick up a red pen and make one small circle more inside the orb.
The red circle was the OUT DOOR and it is closed and locked tight most of the time. There is only one out door per cell but many in doors. One must find the key to open the Out Door in order to lose weight. It has a double lock on it – wouldn’t you know. It’s a survival thing.
The double lock is coded to open when there is enough OXYGEN and WATER present in the correct combination and diffusion to crack the code and open the door, releasing fat. If you drink too much water and flood the system, the doors do not open; you may make yourself sick. If there is too much oxygen you will pass it out – BURP – or even pass out.
One opens the door through exercise which produces the correct amount of each element, oxygen and water, to open the door. Once the door is opened with exercise, it will stay open for several hours so your next meal will be more useable as fuel and not be turned into fat so quickly.
What you eat after exercise needs to be a good protein – a working fuel.
Every part of your body needs fuel. Do you wish to use the proper fuel for your activity and wellness or do you wish to run on junk fuel?
All sorts of folks are busy attempting to create a synthetic key to unlock the fat cell door with greater ease. Food manufacturers are developing all kinds of products that they hope will just slip right through and not make it into the open door. So far, nothing has been developed that opens the outdoor except the correct combination of oxygen and water.
So was this information helpful to you?
Will it come to mind the next time your eat something?
What do you think you will need to do to find the right combination to open your fat door?