You're breathing away the byproducts of fat. Depositphotos.
dig into your meal or grab a quick bite on the way to work, the food you
eat goes toward fueling your body. As your favorite (or not so
favorite) foods pass through your digestive system, your body absorbs
nutrients and uses them to power you through your daily routine. The
remaining waste heads out through your bladder or intestines. It's a good system.
Humans have two
kinds of fat cells, brown fat cells and white fat cells, the latter of
which are far more common. (For more information about brown fat, check
out our Fat Month article about the difference between the two types of cells.)
So what happens during that shrinking process, when you actually lose some fat? Contrary to popular beliefs,
all of the fat used by the body doesn't get turned directly into
energy, it doesn't magically transform into muscle, and it doesn't exit
with your other solid waste.
with the energy to lift your leg or hoist your bag onto your shoulder,
the process of using up fat stores creates byproducts: water and carbon