Thread Tools
Old 05-25-2009, 02:21 PM   #1  
I wish!
Thread Starter
StringBean's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Wales, UK
Posts: 164

S/C/G: 185/136/135

Height: 5'6''

Default Is this true?

I was reading that while a person is gaining weight, they (obviously) create more fat cells. BUT, as that same person loses weight, those fat cells do not disappear, but just change shape. SO, that is reason why a formally large person will gain weight so much quicker and easier than someone who has had a 'normal' weight all their lives. Has anyone else heard this? Is this true?? It seems very unfair of our bodies to do this to us!!
StringBean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 03:03 PM   #2  
Senior Member
ringmaster's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,321

S/C/G: 198/155/140

Height: 5'9"


I heard this too and asked a question here similar awhile back. I also read if you gain weight as a kid, then those fat cells are there for good. (imho) I think that is why when thin women just gain weight from pregnancy they are able to take it off more easily.

I think the only way to permanently remove those fat cells is through liposuction.
ringmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2009, 05:30 PM   #3  
This is not a test.
Iconised Ghost's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 3,409

S/C/G: 187/132/127.8

Height: 5'5''/165cm


I dont think this is understanding is that when you are a child then you are creating new fat cells, but once you get to a certain age the number you have is the number you are stuck with, they just get bigger and smaller as you gain and lose weight. So if a person is overweight as a child they probably are more likely to be overweight as an adult, and might be more likely to be overweight that someone who has been a normal sized their whole life.
Iconised Ghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 12:42 AM   #4  
~*Lupo di Autunno*~
Wolf Goddess's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On a Navy base
Posts: 325

S/C/G: 162/115/115

Height: 5'3"


Originally Posted by ringmaster View Post
I think that is why when thin women just gain weight from pregnancy they are able to take it off more easily.
Then what about the thin owmen who hog out while they're pregnant and then have trouble going back?

IMO, I think someone who's been overweight, especially as a child, is more likely to lapse back to bad eating and exercising habits, whereas someone who has been an average weight is less likely to develop poor eating and exercising habits later on.
Wolf Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:07 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.