Did you know you have fat cells?
Actually, everyone does.
Whenever someone gains excess weight, they start to gain more fat cells, and those cells never go away.
According to the Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine:
“Every human is born with a number of fat cells. If you eat more calories than your body needs, you’re going to have a problem.
Your fat cells will stretch to store these extra calories as triglycerides. And you may even gain new fat cells when the cells have enlarged to their maximum size.
Lastly, once they’re created, fat cells remain in your body as long as you live; they may shrink in size when you lose weight, but they never go away.”
Why Your Fat Cells Never Go Away
The thing is, when you start gaining fat your fat cells grow.
And once they grow to capacity, the cells split, or divide, now you have more fat cells than you started with.
The problem with that is now you have set a new baseline for the amount of cells your body carries.
Your fat cells can grow and shrink but you will never lose them!
So, once you have gained additional fat cells, from that point on for the rest of your life, it will be easier for you to gain fat and more difficult to lose it.
That's why it's very important that you do not gain fat while trying to grow muscles such as your glutes and legs.
Some people might find this hard to believe, but it's a scientific fact as you read the quote earlier from John Hopkins University.
There are ways to you can grow your glutes without gaining fat.
And 90% of that depends on your daily diet.
How To Shrink Your Fat Cells
Cutting, or burning fat, is not as complex as most people think. It can actually be broken down into one sentence:
“To lose fat, all you have to do is burn more calories than you consume.”
When you are burning more calories than you consume you are in what is called “a caloric deficit.”
Cardio, fat burning pills, dieting, fasting are all simply tactics to help your body get into a state of burning more calories than it consumes to put your body in a “caloric deficit”.
Being in a “caloric deficit” is literally the only way to burn fat.
And the best way to get in a “caloric deficit” is adjusting your diet.
Diet is way more effective than cardio when it comes to burning fat.
In fact, you can actually burn fat without doing any exercise at all!
For example, on average, running 1 mile burns about 100 calories.
Sounds great right? Until you realize that there are about 100 calories in a banana.
With that said, you can see how its much easier it is to just eat less than it is to try to burn calories off.
This doesn't mean you should not do cardio, the point is you cannot out train a bad diet.
If you’re looking for a full week meal plan to get you started, go see this guide.