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When someone loses weight how does it go and where does it go?

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2007-05-21 20:55:00

Your body is an energetic machine. It needs a constant supply of

energy to do work: moving your muscles to run, carrying objects in

your environments and maintain basic cellular processes. To keep a

ready supply of energy, your body stores this as potential energy

in the form of chemical bonds that make up fat. So when you lose

weight, your body breaks down this stored fat, releasing the energy

to keep your body functioning. This energy goes towards doing

useful work, and much of it is also expelled as heat. A small

portion of these metabolized lipids would be excreted, but most are

probably recycled in other cellular processes.

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