Keto, low-carb, intermittent fasting, paleo, counting calories – there are many diets out there, but only one way to lose weight. And that’s the one thing all these diets have in common – calorie deficit. Burning more calories than you consume is the name of the game when it comes to dieting.
When you create a calorie deficit by eating healthy, whole foods, and exercising regularly, your body will begin to break down stored fat through a series of complex metabolic pathways. When fat is metabolized, its byproducts are flushed out through your lungs, sweat, and urine. At the same time, the energy freed from the fat is used to power your body’s biological functions.
If you’ve ever wondered how our bodies lose weight, the infographic below outlines the answer to this common question.