Where Does Fat Go?


▪️At least one time in your life, you’ve probably wondered where fat goes after you lose it… and the answer is.. most of it gets breathed out as CO2!
▪️In a study published by the British Medical Journal in 2014, the authors confirmed that to lose about 10 kg (22lbs) of fat we must inhale ~29 kg of oxygen. During this metabolic process, 28 kilograms of carbon dioxide is produced (which are breathed out) and 11 kilograms of water is exerted through bodily fluids.
▪️As a matter of fact, if we were to follow the atoms in 10 kg of fat as they are depleted, about 8.4 of those kg are exhaled as carbon dioxide through the lungs. The rest of the 1.6 kg becomes water, which can be excreted through urine, faeces, sweat, breath, tears and other bodily fluids, the researchers report.⁣⁣⁣
▪️But before you start breathing into hyperventilation, know that breathing more or faster, will not help you lose fat. ⁣⁣⁣

▪️This process occurs from prolonged dietary adherence, with a calorie deficit set in place, and exercise.
▪️Remember that answer will always remain the same, if you want to lose fat: diet & exercise. ⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣References: ⁣⁣⁣

Adv Physiol Educ. 2021 Sep 1;45(3):599-606. doi: 10.1152/advan.00006.2021. PMID: 34379483.

Ann Nutr Metab. 2007;51(5):428-32. doi: 10.1159/000111162. Epub 2007 Nov 20. PMID: 18025815.


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