Have you ever wondered where the fat actually “goes” when you lose weight? I’ll be honest – I’ve never considered it thoroughly, but I just came across an article which details the process.
Yes, we exhale lost fat [as CO2]. There it helps plants photosynthesize (if you’re feeling noble) and contributes to global warming (if you’re feeling guilty). The relatively small amount of water produced by fat metabolism could be disposed of through urine, sweat or other bodily fluids, the authors note. [source]
You breathe it out! Kind of makes me feel like a greasy furnace, but I’ll take it.
(And a quick update on me: I’ve exhaled 11.7 pounds so far pre-surgery. I’m hoping to lose 19.5 pounds or more by mid-March. I wonder if I can lose more quickly by hyperventilating? I kid…)
Where did you think fat went once you lost it? Did you ever think about it?