Why We Get Fat

There are literally thousands of fad diets around at any given time, but which one is right for you? Well the truth is the word diet is loosely thrown around these days, when you were born, you were on a diet, and all through your life you are on a diet. The foods you eat now and every day are your diet.

So remember, the next time you say I'm going on a diet What your actually saying is that you are going to alter your own diet in order to lose some weight.

Now that part is out of the way we can move on to how and why we get fat and what we can do about it without killing ourselves trawling through all these fad diets.

There are many factors involved along the road to getting fat, some of which we all know like:

  • Slow Metabolism.
  • Processed Foods.
  • Lack of Exercise.
  • Too Much Food.
  • Not Enough Food.

The above list is just a few examples of why we get fat. There are two main reasons why we all get fat at different rates and sizes that are not as commonly known which I will briefly explain.

Fat Cells

Our body is made up of all kinds of cells, the ones that are of interest to us are Fat Cells.
Some of us were blessed at birth with having fewer fat cells and some with a lot more. When we eat excess calories. those calories get turned into storable fat, they are stored in our fat cells, if no fat cells existed in our bodies, it would be impossible to store fat, no matter what we ate.

Hopefully you now have a little undertsanding of why we get fatter in certain areas and possibly extremely lean in others, men and women tend to have more fat cells in different areas, which gives a fat man the round, apple shaped appearence and the woman her pear shaped appearence.

Our next enemy blocking our path to a better, healthier body is:


Or lack of. Around 100-200,000 years ago were the first sign of what we know as humans, back then we didn't have gas, electric, warm clothing etc and all foods were fresh, raw and natural, couple that with the fact you never knew where your next meal was coming from and you get a species that becomes an extremely efficient fat storing machine. Our genetic make-up is constantly fighting us to keep hold of all that stored fat in order to keep us warm and alive, but all is not lost.

Fat in numbers

Each pound of excess bodyfat contains 3600 calories. So for every pound of extra fat you may have gained, thats 3600 calories you have eaten surplus to your requirements. To lose it, it's just the reverse, you must burn off 3600 calories more than your requirements. On average, a run at 6 mph for 30 minutes will burn off 300 calories. Just adding this to your daily routine with no changes in diet will take 12 days to lose that one pound of fat. To add a pound of bodyfat would only take adding a medium sized muffin yeilding a massive 477 calories, for one week. It's really easy to see why it seems simple to pile on the pounds but hard to lose it. We help you get everything in order to help you lose weight easier than ever before.


Ahhh alcohol, this is often our best friend and worse enemy all rolled into one. It is important to remember that all calories from alcohol are empty calories, this mean they have no nutritional value whatsoever, on average one pint of beer contains 200 calories, thats 200 calories fighting to fill up those fat cells. Remember each pound of bodyfat contains 3600 calories, so for every 18 pints of beer you dont burn off, thats an extra pound of stubborn bodyfat. It's easy to see how the fat can creep up on you over time.