Why You're Packing on the Pounds and How to Nix It

November 28, 2017

Everyone has heard of fat, but did you know there are several different kinds of fat in the body, and that each type of fat can either be good or bad?

Yep, that's right—good fat does exist. There are four types of fat that the body possesses: white fat, brown fat, visceral fat, and subcutaneous fat. Let's break down the types of fat the body has and how our body reacts to them.

Brown Fat

Finally, a fat we can love. Brown fat is said to help burn other bad fats at an alarming rate. Up until recently, babies were thought to be the only ones with brown fat—this is how they stay warm. New research is stating we may still have hope, as adults have a little as well. Learn more about how to increase your brown fat in the video below:

White Fat

White fat is a bad fat and what we are most used to hearing (and seeing) in today's society. Too much white fat and you become unhealthy. But how is white fat produced and how can we control it most efficiently? The answer is more shocking than you think! Check out the video below to learn more:

Visceral Fat

Visceral fat is some of the most harmful fat that you can be carrying and is often found in the abdomen. This fat surrounds your organs and holds in the most toxins—making for a very unsatisfying combo health wise. It also is what creates more fat in other parts of your body. Learn more about how this happens in the video below:

Subcutaneous Fat

Subcutaneous fat is the fat that you can hold in your hand—a lot of the time surrounding the mid-section. The video below explains more about what subcutaneous fat is and how you can avoid or diminish it:

Now that you've learned a little bit more about fat, what changes are you going to make (if any)? Let us know on Facebook!

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