After Losing Weight She Was Startled To Discover Where The Fat Had Gone.
Sasha Alonzo 4/19/2016
We all want to lose that extra layer of fat that somehow made its way to our hips over the holidays, between babies, and of course after we turned 30. But, when we "lose" it, where does it go?
Where Does It Go?
We work and work and work to lose inches, burn fat and drop pounds. But have you ever actually thought about where the fat goes once its gone? Turns out, the answer is fairly simple.
According to bmj.com, there is a significant misconception as to where the fat miraculously disappears to. Trainers, dietitians, and (GASP!) even doctors tend to believe it is released through energy.
That, my friends, is false. It is actually eliminated through breathing. That's right, your lungs play a huge role in boosting your metabolism and losing excess fat.
I will spare you all the complicated mumbo jumbo that make up this crazy cool discovery, but it looks something like this: C55H104O6+78O2?55CO2+52H2O+energy
In terms I can better understand, it goes like this...
Carbon, hydrogen and oxygen make up what is called a Triglyceride. These are a type of fat that is made when excess carbohydrates and proteins are converted into fat. So, when people are trying to lose weight, they are essentially trying to metabolize these triglycerides while keeping their fat free mass intact.
In order to do that, they need to unlock those atoms, which is called oxidation. Still with me?
How It Works
When the researchers followed how those atoms leave the body, they discovered that,
"When somebody loses 10 kg of fat (triglyceride), 8.4 kg is exhaled as CO2. The remainder of the 28 kg total of CO2 produced is contributed by inhaled oxygen. Lungs are therefore the primary excretory organ for weight loss. "
Eat Less, Move More
These findings are interesting, but the most reliable way to lose weight remains the same. Burn more calories than you consume. Exercise and a healthy diet are surefire ways to increase metabolism and decrease body fat. Pure and simple.
So, get up and get moving! There's no time like the present to start a new exercise routine, or healthy eating plan. Even small steps an make a big difference.
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