Fiction: Obesity is caused by eating too much.
This statement is false. Research is finding many causes, most of which have one common denominator - a slow metabolism!
Fiction: Getting rid of cellulite takes special techniques.
Not so. Cellulite is fat that causes dimpling of the skin as it pushes up between connective tissue under the skin. It is not a special "toxic waste" of the body but good (or bad) old body fat. The same eating plan and activity plan that gets rid of body fat also will get rid of most cellulite.
Fact: You do not get rid of fat cells when you lose body fat.
Fat cells empty when fat is lost, but once cells are created, they are ours for life, and we only can change the amount of fat that is in them.
Fact: Weight gain especially is critical at certain times of our lives.
During infancy and again during adolescence, fat cells are produced more abundantly than any other period of time. Once the cells are produced, they remain for life. For this reason, fat gain, especially during adolescence, is not to be taken lightly. Once fat cells are created and body fat is lost, these cells will empty. But the body has a tendency to attempt to fill the empty cells, making weight control more difficult. Weight control is a smart move for adolescents, and extra chubbiness is out for infants.