What is Fat and where does it come from?
As a personal trainer in Mississauga, I get a many clients looking for weight loss. So their understanding of how the body uses fat is an important step towards creating a program that delivers results.
We’ve all heard the phrase “Burn The Fat”, and it often times create confusion about what fat really is.
It all starts from the Sun. It shines down on the planet spreading it’s energetic electromagnetic spectrum across the planet. On earth, the atmosphere is filled carbon dioxide and the ground has an abundance of water. Plants take these carbon dioxide molecules from the air and use the energy from sunlight to fuse them with water molecules to create sugar for themselves.
The animals on the planet (ie. Humans) eat the plants and through a complex series of biochemical processes called cellular respiration to break apart the sugar back into carbon dioxide and water. When that happens, the Sun’s energy (the glue) that was holding the carbon dioxide and water molecule together is released and harnessed by the body in the form of a molecule called ATP.
Without the glue to keep them together, the carbon dioxide and water is released from the body through expiration and excretion. What’s left is the ATP molecule which the body uses to do things like moving, breathing, thinking, digesting etc.
So it means that whenever you eat something, you are essentially eating sunlight’s energy. When people eat more of the Sun’s energy than they use, their body converts it to something called Fat.
Fat can be thought of just carbon dioxide and water because that’s how it enters and leaves the body.
How to I remove fat from my body?
In order to get fat to leave the body, you need to excrete more carbon dioxide and water from the body. To excrete more carbon dioxide and water, you need to exercise to demand more ATP from your body. But that’s not all, you also need to stop the habit of putting more of the Sun’s energy in your than you use.
As a personal trainer in Mississauga, that’s how I like to break it down for my clients. This is a very basic understanding of how fat leaves the body. It becomes more complex when we talk about how certain foods, eating patterns, and hormones affect fat loss.