Ok before I write this it will create contention as it’s going to challenge ‘beliefs’ and people seem to be more open to facts that beliefs being challenged.
That’s just how it is so here we go…..let’s challenge some beliefs with some facts.
Energy isn’t created or destroyed. It merely changes its form. Whenever we appear to create energy we’re merely changing something that has energy contained within it and converting it to something else. Depending on what industry we’re in and the purpose of that energy depends on how it’s classified depends on what it’s called.
Let’s for now class it as ‘fuel’.
With consideration of the previous basic principle.
You cannot store body fat (a stored form of energy) unless another form of energy (food calories) is present and in excess to what your requirements for that fuel are/
Reason that needs defined in that way as we’re talking about humans, where they get energy from, how we use it and ultimately what our body does with it when it’s got too much of it for too long (long enough for the body to deem it as excess).
So if you’re gaining fat you simply have too much fuel (food calories) present within your system. That means you’re taking to many in relation to how many you’re expending.
This needs to be clear and when we consider a human being at that particular stage of development etc. It’s too much for their ‘present’ state. Their past and future state it may have been different.
Consider that if you resistance train, you’re more likely to store energy in protein and carbohydrate compartments. Cells that are damaged require protein largely for repair and carbs to fuel repeated bouts of that style of training. Someone doing cardiovascular exercise will, once adapted to the muscular requirements will need minimal for repair and more for fuel. Make sense? Your body becomes good at utilising what it frequently needs, uses and is supplied with.
Unless someone in some way is absorbing calories in another way, transdermally (through the skin) or through ventilation (breathing in) there isn’t really another way, besides consumption (eating or drinking) that, that energy could magically appear. Hormones don’t create energy, they help manage and somewhat distribute it but they’re not creating it. It comes down to how much YOU put in.
Use of energy is slightly different and for you chemistry buffs out there you’ll get this. Chemical reactions such as the digestion of certain food stuffs require energy to complete and therefore expenditure is actually a much harder thing to measure. Also we can only really measure this in hindsight.
Units of energy (food calories) going in need regulated in some way shape or form if we’re to succeed in weight and in particular fat loss.
I say regulated as in most cases regulation is a much easier process than the lowering of something and often all that’s initially required.
If you want to ‘believe’ there is another reason for you gaining fat, carry on but when it comes to science and beliefs there is a huge void.
As I’ve stated before…..
R Kelly couldn’t actually fly, he just believed he could.
Robson and Jerome were wrong, every drop of rain doesn’t turn into a flower, they just believed it could.
(Many of you younger coaches won’t get those two slightly comical references)