has your fat gone soft and wobbly?

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  1. broxi

    broxi ButtErFly

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    Before I started CD my fat was firm and solid, now it is soft and wobbly - delightful! Has this happened to anyone else? (I'm bored and asking daft questions now!)
     
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    Ooh I've never noticed but now I'll have to have a prod or a jiggle around and see :)

    might be a sign that you are retaining less water in your tissue as well as losing stored fat of course!
     
  4. broxi

    broxi ButtErFly

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    yes, think it is the fat breaking down and getting softer. lol.
     
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    Its the fat breaking down. Mines been soft and watery for a while now. My bf likes to play with it! I hate it!!!!!!! I think if my skin was tighter it wouldn't be so watery and i would be a bit smaller!! lol x x
     
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    Mine was like that anyway lol, but uh-oh means its going to get worse! x
     
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    Mines gone the same, especially on legs. Ive been doing a bit of digging on internet and apparantly its your fat cells filling with water. When the fat in the cells gets used up, rather than the cell shrinking straightaway it fills with fluid just in case the fat cell is going to be needed again......fat chance lol.

    When the whoosh fairy comes and you lose a few pounds overnight its the body releasing the fluid and the cell will then shrink.

    So your watery bits will firm up again, until the next cycle.

    How true this is anybodies guess, but it makes sense I spose
    x
     
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    can deffo identify with this! mines all wobbly and soft. when i lie on my side and look down (yakk) it looks like a melted candle! hoping this will tighten up eventually!

    Feel like i could poke my finger in my belly and it would possibly get lost!! LOL
     
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    shinytooth Determined! I Can do this

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    Haha I feel like this too ... specially my belly ... Got my own personal stress ball lol.
     
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    Ooh I dunno. I'll have a prod later. But I've only been SS for 10 days so I probably won't notice yet.
     
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    Yep.....tummy texture has definitely changed! Well, boobs and thighs too :) Thanks Imlosing it I really like getting all the info on what our bodies go through on CD ss. I am making body brushing part of my daily routine as have heard it helps skin texture,blood circulation and lymph drainage which gets waste products out of our system. I realise that at my age there is going to be some permanent sagging!
     
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    Definitely in the soft and wobbly phase!
     
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    Thought you would find this article really interesting

    When you "lose" body fat, the fat cell (also called an adipocyte) does not go anywhere or "move into the muscle cell to be burned. The fat cell itself, (unfortunately) stays right where it was - under the skin in your thighs, stomach, hips, arms, etc., and on top of the muscles - which is why you can't see muscle "definition" when your body fat is high.

    Fat is stored inside the fat cell in the form of triaglycerol. The fat is not burned right there in the fat cell, it must be liberated from the fat cell through somewhat complex hormonal/enzymatic pathways. When stimulated to do so, the fat cell simply releases its contents (triaglycerol) into the bloodstream as free fatty acids (FFA's), and they are transported through the blood to the tissues where the energy is needed.

    A typical young male adult stores about 60,000 to 100,000 calories of energy in body fat cells. What triggers the release of all these stored fatty acids from the fat cell? Simple: When your body needs energy because you're consuming fewer calories than you are burning (an energy deficit), then your body releases hormones and enzymes that signal your fat cells to release your fat reserves instead of keeping them in storage.

    For stored fat to be liberated from the fat cell, hydrolysis (lipolysis or fat breakdown), splits the molecule of triaglycerol into glycerol and three fatty acids. An important enzyme called hormone sensitive lipase (HSL) is the catalyst for this reaction. The stored fat (energy) gets released into the bloodstream as FFA's and they are shuttled off to the muscles where the energy is needed. As blood flow increases to the active muscles, more FFA's are delivered to the muscles that need them.

    An important enzyme called lipoprotein lipase (LPL), then helps the FFA's get inside the mitochondria of the muscle cell, where the FFA's can be burned for energy. If you've ever taken a biology class, then you've probably heard of the mitochondria. This is the "cellular powerhouse" where energy production takes place and this is where the FFA's go to be burned for energy.

    When the FFA's are released from the fat cell, the fat cell shrinks and that's why you look leaner when you lose body fat - because the fat cell is now smaller. A small or "empty" fat cell is what you're after if you want the lean, defined look.

    It was once believed that the number of fat cells could not increase after adulthood, only the size of the fat cells could increase (or decrease). We now know that fat cells can indeed increase both in size (hypertrophy) and in number (hyperplasia) and that they are more likely to increase in number at certain times and under certain circumstances, such as 1) during late childhood and early puberty, 2) During pregnancy, and 3) During adulthood when extreme amounts of weight are gained

    Some people are genetically predisposed to have more fat cells than others and women have more fat cells than men. An infant usually has about 5 - 6 billion fat cells. This number increases during early childhood and puberty, and a healthy adult with normal body composition has about 25 to 30 billion fat cells. A typical overweight adult has around 75 billion fat cells. But in the case of severe obesity, this number can be as high as 250 to 300 billion!

    The average size (weight) of an adult fat cell is about 0.6 micrograms, but they can vary in size from 0.2 micograms to 0.9 micrograms. An overweight person's fat cells can be up to three times larger than a person with ideal body composition.

    Remember, body fat is basically just a reserve source of energy and fat cells are the like the storage tanks. Unlike a gas tank in your car which is fixed in size, however, fat cells can expand or shrink in size depending on how "filled" they are.

    Picture a balloon that is not inflated: It's tiny when not filled with air - maybe the size of your thumb. When you blow it up with air, it can expand 10 or 12 times it's normal size, because it simply fills up. That's what happens to fat cells: They start as nearly empty fat storage "tanks" (when you are lean), and when energy intake exceeds your needs, your fat cells "fill up" and "stretch out" like balloons filling up with jelly (not a pretty picture, is it?)
     
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    shinytooth Determined! I Can do this

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    Nice post, thanks :)
     
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    Wow, thanks Annie ...great information!
     
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