3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 30-Somethings

Where does it go?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-15-2009, 01:56 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
BacktoMe22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 10

Red face Where does it go?

Nursing school was awhile back, and I can't remember...

Where does fat go once it is "lost". Do we "excrete" it, or does it turn into energy and "burn" (evaporate?!!) off?

I was just thiking about this yesterday on my run, and thought it might be good to envision as a motivator...
BacktoMe22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2009, 01:59 PM   #2
Work in progress
 
LittleMoonRabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 894

S/C/G: 165/ticker/120???

Height: 5'2"

Default

lol, you know, I have often wondered the same thing. I am not really sure. I am hoping someone will enlighten us both
__________________


LittleMoonRabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2009, 02:02 PM   #3
Midwesterner
 
murphmitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 13,285

S/C/G: 152/116/120

Height: 5' 3"

Default

From the Mayo Clinic:

When you consume fewer calories than your body needs, your body turns to fat for energy. Your fat cells (triglycerides) provide the fuel for this energy.

Through a series of complex metabolic processes, triglycerides are broken down into two different components — glycerol and fatty acids — which are absorbed into your liver, kidney and muscle. Here, these components are further broken down by chemical processes that ultimately produce energy for your body.

The heat generated through these activities is used to help maintain your body temperature. The waste products that result are water and carbon dioxide. You excrete water primarily in urine and sweat and carbon dioxide in air exhaled from your lungs.
__________________

Anne
murphmitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2009, 03:26 PM   #4
Happy Plodder
 
Rosinante's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 4,081

S/C/G: 242/214.8/146

Height: 5'2"

Default

WARNING WARNING TMI ALERT!!!!! :d

Funny, I've been wondering the same thing these past few mornings. In this last week, particularly when I've been varying my calorie intake a bit, and these last few evenings, and, to be honest, a couple of times during the day I have made such copious bathroom calls that I've wondered: if I'm not actually losing internal organs (joke) then there is an awful lot of diet-induced waste products going on here. Not urgent, not like I'm sick, just um remarkably plentiful!!!!! (Well, I did warn you.)
While I've always assumed that our bodies turned to the fat for energy, the other side of things seems to be the case too.
__________________

Dukan & divin'.....
Rosinante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2009, 12:07 PM   #5
LBH
Senior Member
 
LBH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 5,830

S/C/G: 279.8/276.9/170

Height: 5'10"

Default

Good Lord, the things we think of....
LBH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 11:28 AM   #6
Liane
 
leenoodle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 50

S/C/G: 201/190/160

Height: 5'6"

Default

I was wondering the same thing! Thanks for the information!
__________________
~Liane~
Diet started March 7

"If you want something different tomorrow you have to do something different today."
leenoodle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2009, 05:45 PM   #7
1200 cal or more
 
DeniseW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 84

S/C/G: 201/175.6/164

Height: 5'7'' Age 29

Default

Ailidh Your post gave me a great laugh....Thanks!
DeniseW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2009, 05:34 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
sindy9001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 207

Default

Hello all!
Enjoy our life. Haha!
sindy9001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2009, 10:53 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
BacktoMe22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 10

Default

murphmitch-
Thank you! This was very helpful. I thought I remembered it that way, but then I remember some obscure pathophysiology lecture saying something about, "fatty stool floats"...
so some, after being absorbed by the liver, must make it..um.."out"!

Last edited by BacktoMe22 : 03-19-2009 at 10:57 PM.
BacktoMe22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2009, 10:30 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
JulieJ08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: California
Posts: 7,097

S/C/G: 197/135/?

Height: 5'7"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BacktoMe22 View Post
murphmitch-
Thank you! This was very helpful. I thought I remembered it that way, but then I remember some obscure pathophysiology lecture saying something about, "fatty stool floats"...
so some, after being absorbed by the liver, must make it..um.."out"!
Actually, the reason there's excess fat in stools is because it *isn't* absorbed, due to some disease state.
__________________
Started 4/14/08 LINK TO PROGRESS PICS 1/1/2009
"It is impossible to live pleasurably without living wisely, well, and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely, well, and justly without living pleasurably" Epicurus
JulieJ08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:58 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2