Mathematics of Weight Loss

The Mathematics of Weight Loss ~ Ruben Meerman

When somebody loses weight, where does the fat go?

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Considering the soaring overweight and obesity rates and strong interest in this topic, there is surprising ignorance and confusion about the metabolic process of weight loss among the general public and health professionals alike.

When somebody loses weight, where does the fat go?

Responses of a sample of doctors, dieticians, and personal trainers to the question
"When somebody loses weight, where does it go?"

The complete oxidation of a single triglyceride molecule involves
many enzymes & biochemical steps, but can be summarized as:

Complete oxidation of 10 kg of human fat requires
29 kg of inhaled oxygen producing 28 kg of CO2 & 11 kg of H2O.

To lose weight you must: Eat less, Move more, and keep Breathing!