Fat cells are what reserves our energy. Every time our body is in need of energy, which is all the time, it is these fat cells that give them the required energy to do their tasks. What happens to the fat cells of an obese body is that they expand. When he loses his weight these expanded fat cells shrink. It is impossible for a person to lose fat cells because that is needed for him to stay alive. Hence, no matter the size of his body the number of fat cells will remain the same. This is why even people who lose weight can regain the lost weight. This would not be possible if you simply lost fat cells.
Dr. Basim Alkhafaji
Consultant Laparoscopic, General and Obesity Surgeon, Academy Professor of Surgery
Although you might think that your gut health doesn’t have much role when it comes to your weight, it plays a big role. In simple words, if the health of your gut is bad it can lead to both weight loss and weight gain. There is a term called malabsorption which is often the cause of bad gut health.
Malabsorption occurs when your body is not able to digest the food you consume and your body is not able to absorb it properly. When you eat something, it goes to your small intestine. The small intestine is what helps the body get the nutrients it wants from the food you consume and when this function does not smoothly happen, problems in your gut occurs. If you do not take care of this problem from the very beginning, you might see fluctuation in your weight and sometimes might need surgery as well.