How to increase levels of subcutaneous fat?

Answered on September 19, 2019
Created November 03, 2015 at 2:27 PM

Does anyone know of any studies showing how to increase levels of subcutaneous fat naturally?

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on November 03, 2015
at 10:11 PM

Not sure it's possible, but you can try cold thermogenesis maybe.  The exposure to cold might in some people cause more subcutaneous fat to increase.


on September 19, 2019
at 06:59 AM

If you want to increase subcutaneous fat, it should be done right by making healthy food choices over unhealthy ones along with regular exercise. Try eating more calories than the body burns, more protein, energy-dense foods, and do cardio exercises.       


on March 30, 2019
at 02:20 PM

Go swimming. Way back in the 1990s, I read somewhere that swimmers had thin layers of subcutaneous fat all over their body, which made them look 'younger' (it makes for slightly 'plumper' skin). I used to go swimming for several hours a week, sometimes a day (slipped discs) and I definitely had more subcutaneous (not belly) fat than now. However I was in my 20s, that might have been a factor.


on June 19, 2019
at 06:16 AM

To gain subcutaneous fat, it is necessary to do it right, by making healthy food choices over unhealthy one including regular and right exercises. Eat more calories than you burn. One thing is important to gain healthy weight is protein, so eating plenty of protein-rich food such as fish, meats, eggs, many dairy products, and nuts.


on October 21, 2018
at 03:36 PM

Um..... pretty sure that's just water retention after a salty meal......

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on November 12, 2015
at 09:07 PM

I noticed once that after exercising well, eating plenty of pork belly, then resting/sleeping for a long time, that my hands and face/cheeks were noticeably plump the next day. I'm a 6,4" ectomorph so it was a very noticeable overnight difference.

The only thing i can associate with it was exercising well then eating plenty of the fatty pork belly followed by a good long rest. Although i've tried it again since and not been able to repeat the effects. I'm not sure if subcutaneous fat could even be stored that quickly...

I think Rays suggestion is a good one, can't hurt to switch the shower to cold once in a while ;)

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