The basics of body fat
Let’s start with the basics. Not all fat is created equal. We have two distinct types of fat in our bodies: subcutaneous fat (the kind that may roll over the waistband of your pants) and visceral fat (the stuff that lines your organs and is associated with diabetes and heart disease).
Firstly, let’s talk about subcutaneous fat – the pinchable stuff that we are all trying to keep to a minimum!
A recent study showed that the body’s ability to remove subcutaneous fat decreases with age, which means we are fighting an uphill battle with each birthday we celebrate.
From ice-lollies to freezing fat
Cryolipolysis — which literally translates into cold (cryo) fat (lipo) destruction (lysis) — was invented, in part, by observing what can happen when kids eat ice lollies.
No kidding here.
The co-founders of Cryoloplysis were intrigued by something called “cold-induced fat necrosis” that was reported to occur after young children ate popsicles that were inadvertently left resting on the cheek for several minutes.
Using this concept, a cooling device was tested on pigs in 2007 to see if fat cells could be selectively destroyed. The results were promising and predictable; there was about a 1/2 inch reduction in the pig’s fat layer, without damaging the overlying skin, in the treated areas.
By 2010, the first cryolipolysis technology approved for human use, was cleared as a treatment for love handles. Clearance for treating other parts of the body, including the thighs, belly, bra fat, back, underside of the buttocks, and chin soon followed.
How does cryolipolysis work? Well, a few days after treatment, the cooled fat cells die. Over the next several months, macrophages, part of the immune system’s clean-up crew, digest the dead fat cells.
Who’s a good candidate for fat freezing?
The ideal candidate is already close to their ideal body weight, but has stubborn, pinchable areas of fat that are difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone.
Cryolipolysis also doesn’t target visceral fat (we have the Cinch Fast 30 for that), so it won’t improve your overall health or help you lose weight. But it may help you fit into your favourite pair of skinny jeans.
At Cinch Clinic (www.cinchclinic.co.uk) our sister brand, we tried it for ourselves in 2016 and loved it so much that we invested in a Cryolipolysis machine – since then, we have treated thousands of people in Northern Ireland to help reduce their stubborn areas of fat.
Can we help you?
This article was taken from: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/the-skinny-on-freezing-fat-2020031218990
Now, what about the Visceral Fat? (the stuff that lines your organs and is associated with diabetes and heart disease).
Well, that’s where the Cinch Fast 30 comes into play.
The Cinch Fast 30 is a 30 Day introduction to Intermittent fasting, which is an eating pattern that switches between fasting and eating on a regular schedule.
IF can help your body to tap into your fat stores for energy, thus decreasing all fat in your body.
At Cinch, we know that intermittent fasting is an excellent way to manage your weight. Research backs this up and it also shows that IF can help prevent — or even reverse — some forms of disease.
Neuroscientist Mark Mattson has studied intermittent fasting for 25 years. He says that our bodies have evolved to be able to go without food for many hours, or even several days or longer. In prehistoric times, before humans learned to farm, they were hunters and gatherers who evolved to survive — and thrive — for long periods without eating.
Mattson says that after hours without food, the body exhausts its sugar stores and starts burning fat. He refers to this as metabolic switching.
Research shows that the intermittent fasting periods do much more than burn fat.
Mattson explains, “When changes occur with this metabolic switch, it affects the body and brain.”
One of Mattson’s studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine revealed data about a range of health benefits associated with the practice. These include a longer life, a leaner body and a sharper mind.
“Many things happen during intermittent fasting that can protect organs against chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, age-related neurodegenerative disorders, even inflammatory bowel disease and many cancers,” he says.
The information from this article was taken from Healthline and https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMra1905136
Check out www.cinchFAST30.com to start your IF journey today.