How does fat leave the body?

 Q: How does fat leave the body?

A:  *Actually, your fat cells stay right where they are. What is happening is the contents of the fat cells are released, in the form of free fatty acids (ffas). These ffas are then converted and used for energy by your body.

The energy that goes into the biological system known as “the body” is measured in calories that are derived from macro-nutrients that make up food.  This “chemical” energy derived from food is then utilized to be transferred into other required forms of energy to accomplish physiological processes in the body, as well as produce body movement (mechanical energy) and give off “heat energy” as a by-product etc.

In other words, the energy that “goes out” from the body consists of calories that are expended due to 1) human metabolism (a sum of all of the chemical reactions that take place in the body) and 2) physical activity or human movement.

So think of your fat cells as balloons that inflate and deflate. Inflating when you eat too many calories and then the excess get stored. Deflating when you don’t have enough immediate calories available and the stored energy (in the form of ffas) get released.

*(Super simplified example)

PAU for NOW

TAKU

TAKU’s NOTE:

This question came up recently on one of the forums I frequent. I thought it was a good one, so I decided to add my answer here.

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Old School Super Shake!

Milk and eggs have been on the menu for humans for quite some time now. For years old school bodybuilders and strength athletes have based their nutrition programs around these two basic foods. Although most folks think of milk and eggs as being only protein foods, this is not the case. Both milk and eggs are rich sources of fat-soluble nutrients and are loaded with high quality nutrition.

These days it seems that people have forgotten about these two super foods. I know people who spend thousands of dollars on the latest supplements and rarely eat any real food.

In the hopes of reversing that trend and steering people back towards eating whole, fresh foods, here is a recipe for a classic old-school SUPER SHAKE!

Raw Milk 2 cup/16oz; Calories: 320, Total Fat: 18g, Carbs: 24g, Protein: 18g

Raw Egg 3 Large (150g); Calories: 213, Total Fat: 15g, Carbs: 3g, Protein: 21g

Raw Honey 2 tbsp. (42g); Calories: 140, Total Fat: 0g, Carbs: 34g, Protein: 0g

Calories: 671 Total fat: 33g, Carbs: 61g, Protein: 39g

Add all the ingredients into a blender and mix for about 30 seconds. You can drink this as a meal or store it in the fridge and drink a glass every couple of hours. It will provide a lot of energy, fat-soluble nutrients and it’s delicious!

Try incorporating a few of these old-school super shakes into your weekly Personal Eating Plan and see what happens. You may find that you don’t need all those super pills and powders any more.

PAU for NOW

TAKU

High Intensity Training: Is it right for everyone?

As a follow-up to our articles on High Intensity Training (or H.I.T.) here is an audio interview with Liam “Taku” Bauer, talking about why H.I.T works and who it’s designed for.

Do yourself a favor – click the audio link below and take the next 3 minutes to listen to what Taku has to say. It could change the way you train for good.

Audio Link —–> Who is H.I.T designed for (audio)

As always, we’re interested in your feedback so feel free to post your comments or questions. We address them right away.

Keep training hard!

Jason K.
www.hybridfitness.tv