Everybody hates fat deposits because they look ugly and can lead to health problems like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
There are two types of fat cells, white and brown, and only when you learn and understand the differences between the two, you can get rid of them easily.
White fats appear on the back of the arms and on the thighs, and they act as a thermal insulator, which helps keep the body temperature stable. Brown fat cells on the other hand, are mostly present in the neck and shoulders area. There are some studies that argue that there are groups of people who have more brown fats than others, like people with balanced sugar levels, slimmer and generally younger people.
When exposed to cold, the fat cells struggle
Exposure to cold activates and stabilizes the brown fat cells and reduces obesity problems. Scientists say that people should reduce the temperature of their rooms in winter for a few hours, and will start feeling the effects. They also analyzed and found out that thigh and belly fat is more prone to turning brown in winter, when they were compared the same samples taken in the summer. This research confirmed that low temperatures affect the white fat cells and encourage their transformation to brown fat cells.
The experts say that during the winter, you should lower the room temperature between 15 and 17 degrees Celsius. You should do this every day, for a couple of hours. This will help you lose weight and your body will process the calories naturally.
A group of men participated in a study. They slept inside of a metabolic chamber, which had stabilized temperature of 18 degrees Celsius, for 30 days. After a month, all of them had an increased volumes of brown fat by 100%.
This condition is known as thermogenesis, and it can be experienced if the person is wearing compression shorts and a specialized ice vest. The cold will make the body shiver, and will make it burn more calories in a shorter amount of time.
Shedding fat deposits with ice packs
According to the experts, if you apply ice packs to the fatty areas of your body, for 30 minutes, you encourage the formation of brown fat cells that lead to weight loss. You need to combine this with a healthy diet and a regular workout.
How to do it:
When you cool the skin, you eliminate the fat cells naturally. Some studies show that if you treat some areas with ice, you will notice that after some time, the fat deposits will begin to disappear. You can apply ice packs to the thighs, belly and flanks for half an hour, 4 times a week.
Important things to know:
If you use ice packs directly on the skin, they can cause skin burns, so you should use a towel, or some old T-shirt.
Also, ice can cause other injuries, if the person is smoking, suffering from diabetes, peripheral neuropathy or peripheral vascular disease.
The most common signs for these kinds of injuries are numbness, blisters, pain or reddish discoloration. You can treat these symptoms by soaking the affected area in warm water for 20 minutes. Massaging can make the condition worse.