Losing weight is almost every third person’s priority these days. With the rise of the wellness movement, countless people are focused on burning calories and getting lean. But have you ever thought about exactly how fat disappears from your body?
The scientists from the University of New South Wales gave an answer for this, one of them says,
“The most common misconception by far was that fat is converted to energy. The problem with this theory is that it violates the law of conservation of matter, which all chemical reactions obey.”
According to him, some say, fat was converted into muscle, which, they explained, “is impossible.” Another theory was that it leaves the body through the colon, which is also incorrect.
So then where does it actually goes?
Scientists in their explanation wrote,
“Fat is converted to carbon dioxide and water. You exhale the carbon dioxide and the water mixes into your circulation until it’s lost as urine or sweat. If you lose 10kg of fat, precisely 8.4kg comes out through your lungs and the remaining 1.6kg turns into water. In other words, nearly all the weight we lose is exhaled.”
They further added,
“Almost everything we eat comes back out via the lungs. Every carbohydrate you digest and nearly all the fats are converted to carbon dioxide and water. The same goes for alcohol and protein, apart from a small amount from the latter that is turned into urea and other solids, and excreted in urine.
To let you know, according to the scientists the only food that arrives at your colon undigested is “dietary fiber,” such as sweetcorn. The rest is absorbed into the bloodstream and organs. Have you ever knew that before? Such a valuable answer!