Stubborn Fat & Poor Body Contour

In Newport Beach

For some individuals, healthy diet and exercise are not enough to eliminate stubborn areas of fat on the body. Many life occurrences such as pregnancy, weight gain, or the natural aging process can all cause stubborn fat deposits that just don’t seem to budge.

Causes of Stubborn Fat & Poor Body Contour

Pregnancy

During pregnancy, you can expect to see more weight around your buttocks, hips, and thighs, not to mention your abdomen. As your baby continues to grow, your body goes into storage mode and creates deposits of fat, protein, and other nutrients that will be used to make breast milk once you deliver your baby. For some mothers, this excess weight wants to stick around, despite following a healthy lifestyle.

Weight Gain

Weight gain is common in many individuals and can be caused by many factors including genetics, poor eating habits, insulin resistance, certain medications, high sugar intake, and more. However, many individuals, despite diet and exercise, still deal with stubborn pockets of fat.

Natural Aging

As we age, we tend to put on a bit of weight. This is because our metabolism tends to slow down after the age of 30, and many people tend to be less active as they age. These factors combined often lead to unwanted weight gain.

Menopause

Menopause and changes in a woman’s hormone balance can contribute to unwanted weight gain and undesirable fat distribution.

Cellulite

Cellulite is also often a side effect of weight gain. It is caused by an interaction between the connective tissue and the dermatologic layer that lies beneath the surface of the skin, and the fat layer just below it. If fat cells protrude into the layer of skin, this creates the dimpled appearance of cellulite. While both men and women can have cellulite, it is more common in women.

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