The best way to lose body fat is to lose some of it yourself, according to new research published in The Journal of Applied Physiology.
Fat is stored in the abdominal fat, the part of the body that lies underneath your skin.
Fat in the belly can’t be burned or absorbed, so it can’t cause weight gain.
This makes the fat loss a tricky one.
But studies show that the amount of fat in the body varies depending on the person.
For example, obese women tend to have more fat stored in their belly than obese men.
The new study, by researchers from the University of Washington, showed that women who gained more fat in their abdominals over time had a tendency of losing less fat over time.
The researchers then examined the fat stored by women who lost fat and found that they were also less likely to lose muscle mass than women who didn’t lose fat.
“We know that the adiposity of women can vary depending on their body composition and the type of food they eat, so we wanted to understand why that was,” said lead author Yoon-Ah Lee, a professor of exercise physiology and exercise science.
“What was interesting was that, for women who were more obese, we found that their fat was less metabolically active than the women who weren’t obese.”
Fat loss isn’t the only thing that can affect body composition.
In addition to diet, physical activity, stress, and other factors, there are many other things that can make your body fat.
For example, it’s likely that women tend not to eat enough protein, which can increase their chances of gaining fat.
It’s also possible that a woman who is more likely to be a sedentary person may also be less active, and therefore lose more body fat over her lifetime.
“Women who are more active are at greater risk of obesity, which leads to a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes,” Lee said.
“These women also tend to be less physically active, which increases their risk of being overweight.”
It’s not just the weight loss that women have to worry about.
“If women are exercising, their insulin sensitivity is increased, which could increase their risk for developing diabetes,” said co-author Taehee Park, also a professor in the Department of Exercise Science.
The more insulin that your body is producing, the higher your risk for type 2 diabetics.
“Women who exercise, they have a higher resting metabolic rate, which means their resting metabolic capacity increases and their body fat goes down,” Lee explained.
“We know this from research showing that women with diabetes have a greater risk for diabetes.”
The researchers hope their findings will help researchers understand why women have different body fat composition than men, which in turn could lead to better treatment options for obese and non-obese women.
“Our study showed that if women are able to improve their fat composition, they will have better outcomes than if they lose the same amount of body fat,” said Lee.