Excess, stubborn fat is one of the major problems that most people face and struggle with. Excess fat results from taking more calories than our body can metabolize. Excess calories are typically converted to fat which is stored in our bellies, chins, flanks, buttocks, thighs, arms, and abdomen.
The unwanted fat can be hard to get rid of even when exercise and healthy diets are integrated into our lives. This is why at Lumiskins, we strive to provide you with advanced nonsurgical/noninvasive fat removal treatments in Toronto to safely eliminate excess fat and restore a perfect body contour.
When we take more food than the body requires, the extra calories are converted to fat for storage in different parts of our bodies. It is therefore advisable that we only take the amount of calories our body can metabolize.
If you’re from a family suffering from obesity or excess weight, you’ll likely end up accumulating excess fat in your body as well. This is also referred to as genetic predisposition.
Health conditions can also play a role in excess fat gain. These include:
- Hypothyroidism – This is when the thyroid gland is underactive leading to slow metabolism, which causes a buildup of fat in the body.
- Preder-Willi syndrome – This is a rare mutation in which the affected persons never feel full leading to excessive intake of calories.
Certain medications, including corticosteroids, anti-seizure medication, and beta-blockers, are linked to fat accumulation in the body (weight gain).
Although weight gain can occur at any age, it tends to be more common as we age. This is due to hormonal changes and reduced physical activities, which cause fat to accumulate in our bodies.