Brown fat (also known as “trapped fat” or “emergency fat”) is typically stored in the stomach, thighs and buttocks, and is the last fat that disappears when a person loses weight. It is the body’s de facto reserve fat, which means that it will remain even as weight is lost from other parts of the body, such as the face, chest and arms.
Why Brown Fat is Difficult to Lose
Even with a healthy diet and steady exercise, eliminating brown fat can be a very arduous and time-consuming endeavor, if it happens at all. This is especially true for people on popular weight loss programs because commercial diets often target the easiest fat areas to show quick, tangible results. The easy to lose fat that is targeted through most diets, however, is also the easiest fat to gain back, which is why it often returns when a person ends a diet plan or exercise regimen.
Losing brown fat, and keeping it off, is most readily achievable through weight loss programs that specifically target its destruction.
How to Lose Brown Fat and Keep it Off
Brown fat can be targeted for weight loss by a hormone called HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin). This hormone is produced in women during pregnancy, but can be taken as a weight loss aid by either gender. HCG is only part of the equation though, as eliminating brown fat also requires commitment to a very low calorie diet initially, and healthy lifestyle permanently.
Revita’s weight loss program spans a 40-day period. In addition to self-administered HCG injections, which are small and painless, patients are required to adhere to a 500 calorie per day diet. Furthermore, the calories consumed must be lean for the diet to function optimally, as sugary foods obstruct the workings of the hormone injections. With diet, patients are expected to shed 2000 – 4500 calories per day to achieve maximum weight loss. The difference between what is ingested and the total caloric intake needed to lose weight comes from the burning of brown fat. A typical outcome for those who follow the program precisely is about 40 pounds in 40 days.
The program also works for people looking to drop only 10 pounds just as well. In such cases, the patient’s diet and routine is regularized part way through the 40-day period.
Why This Program is Not About Starving Yourself
The human body stores fat so that it has an energy source during prolonged periods of exertion or starvation. And while a 500-700 calorie diet may sometimes feel like starvation, it is enough to getthe body everything it needs to function normally.
So rather than starving, Revita’s program combines a strict diet and exercise routine with the HCG hormone, which targets the body’s reserve fat. This allows patients to live a healthy life, even while losing brown fat.