Fat mystery: Where does it go after we lose weight

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  • There’s an overwhelming number of health experts who had no idea where fats go
  • It’s not true that fats are converted into energy or muscle
  • Of the 150 health experts, only three knew the real answer

Have you ever wondered where fats go when you lose weight?

See, we never thought of that. Maybe only a few of us could guess how fats ‘vanish’.

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But we are not alone. A survey conducted by two scientists — Ruben Meerman and Andrew Brown — revealed that over a hundred health experts, including doctors and dietitians, had no idea about it.

Their survey bared that only three respondents gave the correct answer.

This means 98 percent of the health professionals could not explain where fats go. Was it even discussed in our health or science classes?

Now, let’s try to understand where it really goes.

According to a report, it 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,” it explained.

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It added that majority of the lost pounds of fat comes out through the lungs while the rest turns into water. Surprisingly, “in other words, nearly all the weight we lose is exhaled.”

This is contradicting to the usual misconceptions about how weight loss works. Some say fat is converted to energy.

Some of the respondents also said that fat turns into muscle, which, according to the report, is impossible. Some also claimed that fats vanish through the colon.

Meerman and Brown noted that “almost everything we eat comes back out via the lungs.”

So, there, at least now we know how all those fats escape our body as we are in the process of losing weight.