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Weight Gain and Fat Gain Safety Limits

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Your body can only take so much weight gain and fat gain. That is why credible fitness trainers encourage lifestyle habits like healthy nutrition, regular exercise and healthy habits. Your best chance for health and fitness is to be consistent with your exercise program. Fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks and weight loss pills never work long-term.

For example, advertisements such as "lose 30 pounds in 20 days," sends a message that has a short-term solution to your weight problem. Why? Because weight lost that quickly (without regular exercise) will be mainly lost muscle mass instead of fat mass (this will slow down your metabolism). You also might be very ill after losing that much weight in such a short period of time. And, you will yo-yo and regain more weight.

It's not going to help you much if your body looks good (for a while) but your health and quality of life are total wrecks. Exercise hard and smart. Build a foundation for your body.

If you have a weight problem, you need to hear this information. You can push the limits of safe weight gain and fat gain. Scientists have recently found that fat cells and tissues of morbidly obese people can go beyond limits that lead to serious health problems.

Professor Antonio Vidal-Puig from the Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge said: "We have known for some time that many obese individuals are at greater risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease and also cancer. But this is not true for all obese people."

Dr Jaswinder Sethi, also from the Institute of Metabolic Sciences, University of Cambridge added: "What we still do not fully understand, is how the expansion of fat tissue is regulated in healthy people and how this process of regulation might be different in those obese people who have health problems such as the metabolic syndrome."

"To investigate this we have been using a combination of molecular cell biology, human gene profiling and mouse genetics as tools to understand what is happening as fat cells and tissues develop and then, in some very obese people, lose their normal process of regulation."

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