Despite everyone trying to lose it, fat is not all bad. In fact, it is actually a very important for our body as it regulates energy to power through our daily routines as well as to maintain bodily functions. However, when accumulated excessively, fats could increase health risks and the extra weight can limit your daily activities. To help you understand more, we have listed down some vital facts about your body fats.
You breathe out fats when you burn it!
Calories from your food intake act like fuel. Your body burns calories to provide energy for daily activities as well as bodily processes such as digestion, hair growth and even breathing! Any excess calorie intake will then be stored as body fats. You can burn those extra pounds of fats with the right amount of physical activities and a healthy diet. Interestingly, burned fat will then be breathed out – well, not literally. When energy is used and your fats are burned, the chemical conversions they go through (called metabolic processes) will basically create a by-product of carbon dioxide and water that you eventually breathe out, urinate or sweat out.
Belly fat is medically more dangerous than other areas
Having excess fat is bad in general but some areas pose higher risk of chronic diseases than the others. As cute as it looks, having belly fat (also called visceral fat) is more dangerous than you thought it would be. It is metabolically active and has been strongly linked to chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart attacks, stroke and many more.
Losing weight does not mean you are losing fats
If you are looking to get fit and stay healthy, measuring using the scale may not be the best idea. Losing weight does not necessarily mean you are losing fats. You could achieve weight loss simply by skipping your meals but that could also make you lose your muscle mass. Losing muscle mass is unhealthy and could decrease your strength, reduce your immunity and cause many more side effects. The best way to stay healthy, lose fats and maintain your muscles is to pair the right eating habits with exercises.
Fat cells are with you forever
Everyone has fat cells for fat storage that your body develops through childhood and adolescence, which then stabilises in adulthood. But did you know that your developed fat cells will stay with you permanently regardless of weight loss? Plus, as you grow more fats, the fat cells are also capable to expand to store more, like a balloon. It is like it is there to haunt you forever! But that being said, this also means fat cells could also be shrunken down with healthy eating and physical activities. Good thing is, though your body cannot chemically process the breaking down of fat cells, technology nowadays are able to overcome this by physically removing them such as through liposuction or the latest non-invasive technology such as Emsculpt that burns fat and builds muscles at the same time.
The Retreat Clinic brings new energy to the body shaping category with Emsculpt, the first and only non-invasive body shaping procedure and now a first in Malaysia that simultaneously addresses both muscle and fat. FDA-cleared for the strengthening, toning and firming of the abdomen, buttocks and thighs, this ground-breaking technology is non-ionising, non-radiating and non-thermal, allowing individuals to receive next-level, contouring results.
Emsculpting introduces a first of its kind application of HIFEM technology to transform the industry standard of body shaping and contouring. The unique magnetic field penetrates through skin to impact fat, as well as muscle tissues. Once penetrated, the energy induces approximately 20,000 supramaximal muscle contractions per session, not achieved by voluntary muscle action. These contractions are then accompanied by a rapid metabolic reaction in fat cells to not only strengthen and build muscle but also break down fat. This is the only technology that destroys fat while simultaneously building muscle, with no anaesthesia, needles, pain or downtime – all while leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected.
What sets Emsculpt apart from other body contouring pack is its duality: it not only implodes fat cells (for a 19 percent loss), but simultaneously builds muscle fibre (by roughly 16 percent) for more defined abs and rounder rear-ends. It also will reduce 44cm in thickness of subcutaneous abdominal fat layer and average waist reduction of 4.4cm.
No One Excluded
This treatment is for anyone with any body type. It has been clinically proven to help people not only burn fat, but also build muscle mass. For people who are overweight, Emsculpt can help in reducing inches, especially at the stomach and buttock areas, and building muscle mass.
It starts off with two paddles – place on either side of the abs or buttock – which stimulate the maximum contraction your muscles can manage compared with a regular sit-up, in short or long doses. An interspersed tapping motion helps to drain built-up lactic acid, as one should do after an intense workout.
Four Is Enough
This treatment is a quick result treatment where an individual only requires four sessions to see visible results. One needs only one treatment session which is only 30 minutes long, for twice a week. For the ultimate results, a healthy diet and regular exercise is encouraged. For a long-term maintenance, one session every 3-4 months will suffice.
Every individual and body is different, so it is highly recommended that you consult a certified aesthetic physician for a personalised evaluation in order to identify the best treatment solution. For consultations with Dr Ong Jin Khang, Consultant Aesthetic Physician & Founder of the Retreat Clinic, please visit www.theretreatclinic.com or call +6011 3302 8232 to make your appointment.