So…. What happens to body fat when you shed excess weight .. do you sweat it out, pee it out or breathe it out? The answer is yes, yes and yes.
So you are pee-ing and breathing and sweating your fat away. But is it all ‘harmless’ fat?
Fat is our body’s storage unit. In fact, our fat cells are like our body’s own hoarders. They are constantly trying to store for a rainy or ‘starvation’ day. They store not only fats and vitamins, but also things like hormones, toxins and pollutants. Body fat, or adipose tissue will soak all that up like an oily little sponge and keep it there in case you need it again.
Why does that happen?
The whole point of body fat is to store energy for you. When you diet, your body turns to fat reserves for energy. So essentially, you are burning up your fat as fuel for energy. In the process, your fat cells start shrinking, releasing lipids and other fats into your bloodstream. These get broken down, and eventually the smaller molecules exit via your urine or breath or sweat.
But fat or adipose cells also release all the other molecules they’ve hoarded, too. That includes key hormones like estrogen, along with fat-soluble vitamins and any organic pollutants that found their way into your bloodstream as you gained weight.
So this breakdown of stored fat can also release a lot of unwanted toxins in your body that can have an impact on you until you flush it out.
And this is a good time to remind you…. DRINK YOUR WATER!
Why are there toxins and pollutants in your fat?
Fat is a (temporarily) safe space to store pollutants and other organic chemicals that might otherwise pose a threat.
Organochlorine pesticides build up in fat, as do the polychlorinated biphenyls in coolant fluids and other chemicals from the “dirty dozen” of environmental contaminants. These banned chemicals can get into your food supply in small quantities and are stored in your fat, possibly because your body wants to keep them away from your organs. Bodies don’t seem to store enough of these to become toxic, but the constant build-up leaves you vulnerable to exposure. And they do start to re-emerge when you lose weight.
Is FATLOSS dangerous because of this?
Since you’re not eliminating all of your body fat at once, this doesn’t seem to pose a problem for most people. You’re dumping toxins into your bloodstream, but you’re also eliminating them through your pee. (Again… Drink WATER!)
There’s some evidence that certain pollutants, so-called “persistent organic pollutants” can stick around in your body fat for years, but so far it seems that natural toxin-elimination methods (also known as peeing) work well enough to get rid of them.
However, you may feel the impact of releasing these toxins and pollutants during FATLOSS through physical side effects like headaches and/or nausea, fatigue and poor sleep, even a temporary change in menstrual cycle (due to released hormones).
Also remember that your kidneys will work harder to flush out these toxins, so again… Drink enough water!
This is another good reason not to allow yourself to gain unnecessary weight again:
it’s best not to give your body a spot to stash all the hormones and vitamins it can hoard. Our bodies aren’t designed to hold onto excess body fat and stay healthy. That’s why obesity is a risk factor for so many diseases. Getting rid of fat storage is just another reason to try and cut down on your own adiposity this year.
A final thought….
Just think: every time you lose a pound of fat, you’ve also literally detoxed yourself without ever having to do one of those terrible juice cleanses. You’ve used the power of your own body’s filtration systems to get rid of toxins and excess hormones, and it will thank you for it.