Ever wonder where the weight goes when you lose pounds?

WhereWeightGoesMost of us will gain at least a little weight over the holiday season.

We expect it.

Holidays are associated with good food—more and different than we eat in our normal lives. More indulgent. But probably in the back of our minds we vow that we’ll take it off after the first of the year.

We have a pretty good idea that overeating is the cause of weight gain. But where do those pounds go when we lose them?


Our bodies are fuel-burning machines just like our vehicles. They run on energy (oxygen) and the foods we eat, and what gets burned off depends on exercise and the nutritional makeup of the foods (even if we overeat them).

Like our vehicles, bodies have to have the proper kind of fuel to operate efficiently—or at all.

As you take in food, various fats and carbohydrates get digested. Again, efficient digestion depends on the quality of food we consume. Many of our junk and processed foods of today are not compatible with bodily processes.

But the food we eat turns into a form of nature’s chemical energy that helps cellular metabolism, respiration and locomotion. We expend energy at all times–rest, exercise and in between.

At the end of the energy burn, waste formation and elimination should take place (like exhaust spewed out of vehicles) in the form of urine, feces and– sweat. That is where the weight goes–sweat and elimination.

Overeating of little or no foods the body likes equals no sweat, little or no elimination, no weight loss.

No matter what level of activity, the body takes in oxygen  by our breathing. Conversely, by breathing out we expel carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide’s molecules are heavier than the oxygen molecules the body has consumed.

That’s why deep breathing–even if we have little or no physical exercise–is an aid to weight loss.

The bottom line is–the body consumes energy through oxygen inhaling, but exhales weight by breathing out. The harder and faster you breathe and/or sweat, the more weight is exhaled. That’s where the pounds go.

Source: www.medicaldaily.com

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