How Does Fat Leave the Body?
Let’s think about it. Have you ever thought of, how does fat leave the body? We think about burning body fat all the time, but the actual process, not so much. How do you actually burn fat and where does it go?
Proper fat loss is a process of dieting and exercising. A quality diet to achieve fat loss is by eating whole foods, natural and even organic. You have to give your body the nutrients it can readily use. The right nutrition outline combined with intense cardio will burn off body fat stores like crazy.
So, How Does Fat Leave the Body?
Have you ever wondered or asked yourself these questions on how fat leaves and just disappears?
Cut your calories and starve it off
Crank up the cardio intensity
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What Happens to the Fat? Where Does It Go?
The next time you are in the gym, ask the fitness trainer on staff where does the fat go when you burn it off. Chances are, he or she will tell you that the fat is converted into energy or heat and just simply burned off.
Fitness has gone in an odd direction in the last decade. Anyone who can do a burpee thinks he or she is a qualified trainer. Sure, watch Youtube and get information from other so-called trainers and the misinformation keeps cycling around like a bad virus.
Here it is… Fat loss is not a conversion. It’s a metabolic process.
The Truth About Fat
Fat is stored energy and your body uses is it in several ways. Your body uses your stored fat when you are at rest. Your brain uses fat so you can think. Interestingly enough, your heart uses stored energy (fat) to pump your lungs so you can breathe. It doesn’t end there. When you are active your muscles require energy. Also, when you are eating, your digestive system uses energy to break down food so it can be used or stored for later.
Nevertheless, fat is essential, to some degree, for your entire basal metabolism. Now, before you try removing every ounce of fat from your body to get to 3% body fat, realize that you do need a certain amount so your body can function and just simply to live.
Exercise and Diet Conversion – Fat to Energy
When you start a diet, you consume fewer calories than your body requires. The deficit causes your body to turn to your fat reserves for energy. During the process your body converts fat into a useable form of energy for your muscles and other tissues, causing your fat cells to shrink.
When you workout, your muscles burn through stored glycogen first for energy. Typically, after about 30 minutes to an hour of cardio your body has burned through the stored glycogen and begins burning primarily fat.
So, How DOES Fat Leave the Body?
Many people don’t even give a second thought about where the fat goes. They are just thrilled to watch the scale move down and fit into their clothes better. Interesting enough, fat loss is really a byproduct of waste. It’s not about starving yourself or overtraining. It’s about nutrition and even breathing. Most of the fat mass is exhaled in the form of carbon dioxide.
In the British Medical Journal, Professor Andrew Brown, head of the UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences and Ruben Meerman, a physicist and Australian TV science presenter conducted a study and found:
22 lbs (84%) of fat are fully oxidized, 18.5 lbs of fat departs through your breath as carbon dioxide
3.5 lbs (16%) drains out as H2O (urine, sweat, feces, breath, tears or any other body fluid)
As you can see, your lungs are the primary expiatory organ for fat.
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