You were born with a predetermined number of fat cells. Some people are born with more than others. The person born with more fat cells is at a disadvantage compared to someone with fewer fat cells. Fat cell number can increase throughout life but it cannot decrease (except through liposuction, which has many potential hazards). Fortunately, what can change is the size of the fat cells. Even someone with a large number of fat cells can shrink all of them, thereby becoming dramatically thinner and leaner.
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If you’re overweight, you are not a bad person. You’re simply overweight. But it’s important to lose the extra pounds so you’ll look good, feel healthier and develop a sense of pride and self-esteem. Once you’ve lost the fat, you’ll need to maintain your weight.