Fat is not so “witty”

Recently, there have been some rumors on the Internet: “Low temperature will slow down fat metabolism, which will cause fat accumulation. The less you wear, the easier you will get fat.” They even said, “Fat is witty, and it will go where it is cold. The more it is in winter The legs are exposed to the outside, the more fleshy the legs will grow.” These statements make fashionable people who “require demeanor but not temperature” dare not wear single clothes anymore. So, is there any scientific basis for these rumors?

Metabolism may not slow down in low temperature environment
First of all, the low temperature environment will increase the body’s metabolic rate, which also includes the fat metabolism rate. In cold weather, in order to maintain the skin temperature, the body will speed up the metabolism to ensure energy supply. Among them, the sugar in the human body is the most energy-supplied. And when the sugar decomposition and energy supply cannot meet the demand, fat will participate. Therefore, fat metabolism may not slow down in cold conditions.

Secondly, fat is not so “witty” and will not know where to go where it is cold. The distribution of fat in the body is regular. Generally speaking, the places where fat is easy to deposit are mostly the places with less activity. For example, men’s abdomen area is prone to “beer belly”, while women’s buttocks and breasts deposit more fat.

Of course, there is another place in the human body where the fat deposits are more hidden, and that is the internal organs, such as the liver and mesenteric, which have more fat. If according to the rumors, “fat is witty, where does it go cold”, a man’s abdomen should be the place where the body temperature is the lowest, but in fact it is often a tighter part.

The difference between energy supply and consumption determines fat and thin
Scientific research has confirmed that the human body does not completely adjust the thickness of subcutaneous fat according to the external environment temperature. The decisive factor for the thickness of subcutaneous fat is poor energy supply and consumption, that is to say, when the intake is greater than the consumption, the fat will increase, and vice versa.

Of course, environmental temperature does affect energy metabolism in the body, but it is only one of many factors and does not play a decisive role. In other words, if you “eat and eat” in winter and don’t exercise regularly, you will get fat regardless of whether you wear more or less. However, if you eat a balanced diet and exercise properly, your body will not be affected by changes in temperature. More importantly, no one will be in a cold state for a long time, especially now that heating technology has been widely used, a short outdoor low temperature will not have a substantial impact on body fat distribution.