A question for the science wizards here: are our fat cells equally dynamic in that fatty acids are transported in and out pretty democratically throughout the adipose tissue, or is there a kind of 'walling off' and layering with older cells being shoved to the back closet and only processed when all the fat accumulated since is processed first?
Or, said another way, does our fat contain a kind of history of our dietary lives, and does losing that fat happen all at once or in reverse order to its accumulation?
I've had this feeling that as I lost a chunk of weight that I was facing certain issues from the past. For instance, about 10 years ago I weighed about 170 lbs, and was dealing with an anemia diagnosis. Now that I'm approaching 170 again from the opposite direction, anemia has again surfaced as a concern (although the actual condition has probably been unchanged the whole time). I also had quit coffee for a while around that time - and suddenly I'm considering quitting coffee again.
My examples are more mental, but my question is also about toxins or chemicals stored in the fat - if, say, I ever get below 150 (not my plan) would I suddenly be experiencing nicotine issues since I quit at about that weight? Or is that 'history' long gone from my body?
Weird question I know - and perhaps not entirely "paleo" - maybe I should be asking it on the Outer Limits Hacks site??
asked byCaveRat (2997)
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on June 07, 2011
at 12:08 AM
It is a good question and its not first in and first out.....your hormone status determines first where The fat goes and where it comes from initially......that is under the control of LPL and Hormone sensitive lipase. That is why belly and ass and hip fat is hard to lose when you are not optimized hormonally
on June 07, 2011
at 07:26 AM
I've wondered about this too. All these people talk about "retracing" in a detox, and I have no idea whether there's anything to it, or not. Not a lot of scientific evidence, but there's a lot we just don't know about.