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FAT FACTS# 2: HOW YOU LOSE FAT: Did you ever wonder where your fat goes when it leaves your body? The fat is converted to a gas called carbon dioxide which you breathe out through your lungs and water which leaves your body through your kidneys as urine. To burn fat you must eat less or exercise more to create a 3500 Calorie difference or deficit below what your body normally burns or 500 Calories per day for each pound of fat lost per week. Within the cells of your body there is an organelle called the mitochondria. The fat cell contents are burned with oxygen by the mitochondria which have a special set of enzymes that produce energy or heat from the energy stored in the fat molecules. First the triglycerides which make up the stored fat are broken down to fatty acids and glycerol, a three carbon molecule anchoring the three fatty acids. The fatty acids and glycerol, as well as amino acids from the protein in fat cells enters the mitochondria to be burned into carbon dioxide and water. The small amount of protein in the fat cell is also broken down. Amino acids have an amino group containing nitrogen (NH2) not found in fats or carbohydrates. Once it is removed, the rest of the amino acid is burned like a carbohydrate while two amino groups are combined into a molecule called urea and excreted in the urine. People ask me why they can’t lose fat faster. If you burn only 1500 Calories at rest and eat 1200 Calories, you will lose half a pound per week. Add 200 Calories of exercise and you are up to one pound per week. Our bodies are well-adapted to starvation and use fat to survive. It is only in recent times that we have had more food than we need and less movement than ever in human history. So have your Protein-Rich Shake along with Balanced Nutrition to lose your fat and keep it off. Do the math and you will see your body is doing what it is supposed to do in burning fat according to Calories you eat or burn through exercise !!! #drdavidheber #weightlossjourney to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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