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Where is the fat going?


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Body fat breaks down during a series of complex metabolic processes.
When you burn more calories than you consume, your body uses fat (triglycerides) for energy. This causes your fat cells to shrink. In turn, triglycerides are broken down into two different substances — glycerol and fatty acids — which are absorbed into your liver, kidneys and muscle tissue. From there, the glycerol and fatty acids are further broken down by chemical processes that ultimately produce energy for your body.
These activities generate heat, which helps maintain your body temperature. The resulting waste products — water and carbon dioxide — are excreted in urine and sweat or exhaled from your lungs.


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S: 18st10lb C: 16st2lb G: 11st8lb Loss: 2st8lb(13.74%)
oh thats weird i posted a reply but its not here...

oh well here goes again...
AWESOME Thank You!! that was very scientific but i understood it!!!
our bodies are amazing aren't they?!?!

Jessie 888

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S: 19st13lb C: 11st11lb G: 11st11lb BMI: 24.4 Loss: 8st2lb(40.86%)
What a great answer, Cheryl! I've learnt a lot there.
Mind you, the primitive side of my brain still thinks - where does the fat go? - I don't care as long as it's not attached to me anymore! ;)
S: 14st5lb C: 12st2lb G: 11st4lb BMI: 30.1 Loss: 2st3lb(15.42%)
I don't care where it's going as long as it's going!

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