How Fat is Stored in Our Bodies

How Fat is Stored in Our Bodies

By John Robert Cardillo


The process of how body fat is stored is a subject that most nutrition, diet experts, the health and fitness industry do not totally understand. Many theories and outright nonsensical claims are put forward regarding what causes us to gain body fat and the quick fix (for a price) to lose this fat. The common answer we get from most “diet experts” is that, at any meal where a person consumes in excess of what the metabolism can use in a period of time extra calories beyond what is required by the body will be stored as body fat.


In order to be able to best advise people on what eating regimen they should follow, it is imperative that a diet and nutrition professional fully understand how the body metabolizes food. The science behind how the three macronutrients, when eaten in excess, will be stored as body fat is somewhat complicated. The fact is that understanding how our body has the ability to convert protein, carbohydrates and fats to body fat is important in order for us to make more rational choices when it comes to every morsel of food we put into our mouths.