Recently, I’ve noticed that I take a little more time looking at myself in the bathroom mirror. It’s odd, as my weight is going down, I am beginning to feel physically fatter. It doesn’t make sense, I know.
It is easier to grab handfuls of flesh and visualize the core body hiding beneath. If it were possible to chop off this excess, I would feel almost pseudo-skinny (at least for me). I even asked Rob the other day if we could just slice off the saddlebags which are becoming more defined. He said no....bummer.
I know that the more important fat to lose is visceral fat. This is the fat which lies deep within the abdominal cavity, padding the spaces between the abdominal organs. Losing this internal fat is why I can feel a slimmer belly in me. Visceral fat increases the risk for cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes. It also produces inflammatory proteins which negatively affect rheumatoid arthritis.
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Can Losing Weight Make You Feel Fatter?
I wrote the above post last week and I still find the contradiction to be, well, a contradiction.