When You Lose Weight Where Does the Fat Go?

When You Lose Weight Where Does the Fat Go?

I’ve often wondered “where does the fat go?” If I’ve been successfully dieting or working out very hard and fat starts disappearing form my body I wonder where it goes.

It Seems I Mostly Breath it Out

Look after your lungs. They're a great weight loss tool.

Look after your lungs. They’re a great weight loss tool.

I’ve always thought that sweat and other less pleasant excretions got fat physically out of my body. Turns out that’s mostly wrong. Turns out that most of the nasty fat hanging off your body disappears with your breath!

According to an article by Janet Fang this is what happens.

“Excess carbs and proteins are converted into chemical compounds called triglycerides (which consist of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen) and then stored in the lipid droplets of fat cells. To lose weight, you’re attempting to metabolize those triglycerides, and that means unlocking the carbon that’s stored in your fat cells.

Losing 10 kilograms of human fat requires the inhalation of 29 kilograms of oxygen, producing 28 kilograms of carbon dioxide and 11 kilograms of water. That’s the metabolic fate of fat.

Turns out, our lungs are the primary excretory organ for weight loss. The remaining 1.6 kilograms becomes water, which is excreted in urine, feces, sweat, breath, tears, and other bodily fluids.”

So should we all be deep breathing to expell more fat? No, that will only lead to htperventilation and you might fall over.You’ll have to stick with the old ways tp lose weight, good diet, proper exercise but now we know where it goes.

Read the Whole Article Here

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