Saturday, March 14, 2009
It is hard for me to imagine where the fat from my body goes, could it really be I am breathing it out through carbon dioxide, sweat, and building better muscles. My brain can not comprehend this concept.
Scientific Evidence states:
When you consume fewer calories than your body needs, your body turns to fat for energy. Your fat cells (triglycerides) provide the fuel for this energy.
Through a series of complex metabolic processes, triglycerides are broken down into two different components, glycerol and fatty acids, which are absorbed into your liver, kidney and muscle. Here, these components are further broken down by chemical processes that ultimately produce energy for your body.
The heat generated through these activities is used to help maintain your body temperature. The waste products that result are water and carbon dioxide. You excrete water primarily in urine and sweat and carbon dioxide in air exhaled from your lungs.
My brain still can not comprehend a person who loses 50 pounds may have breathed that weight out of their mouth? Huh?!?