Fat or water? What do we lose?
May 22, 2007 10:58 AM Subscribe
There's been talk recently about people who lose weight not actually losing fat, but losing water. What's going on?
posted by humblepigeon to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Whenever I lose weight, some killjoy always comes along and says, "Ha! You haven't actually lost weight. It was all water." So the questions are:
1) What actually goes on when we diet? How much of what we lose is water, and how much actual fat?
2) Where does the water come from? How can we do without it? Does our body just start storing less water?
3) How does one actually lose fat, as opposed to water? How does one stop the fat returning?