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Where does the fat go when I lose weight?

Where does the fat go when I lose weight?

To oversimplify, your body uses the fat as energy.

1. Large molecules of fat (stored in your fat cells) are broken down into smaller molecules.

2. These smaller molecules are released into you bloodstream, causing your fat cells to shrink.

3. Once in your bloodstream, they are absorbed by your liver and muscles and broken down into a form of energy that your body can use.

The waste products of this process are water and carbon dioxide. Water is released from your body through urine or sweat, and your body gets rid of the carbon dioxide when you exhale.




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