When you burn fat, your body goes through a range of different processes. After all, it’s not just a matter of deflating like a balloon. Dramatically reducing your body fat levels can change the way your body actually functions.
As you lose weight, you can lose several other things as well. Some of them are great for you, others not so much. Understanding the complete package is very important to ensuring you will remain healthy and get the most out of your weight management as a whole. Among the other things your body loses during this process can include cholesterol and blood pressure. You also lose some of your risk of certain medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis and even some kinds of cancer.
At the same time, when you burn fat there are also some lesser known side effects that you may not know about. For example, you can lose some of the toxins that were stored in your body fat and that are released once that fat is burned away. A 2010 study published in the International Journal of Obesity discussed this process, which has been examined more closely since that time.
These toxins are types of substances that aren’t usable by your body but that can cause various levels of harm or damage. Most of them are exceptionally minor and don’t even produce any symptoms so you won’t even know they’re occurring. Others can lead you to experience metabolic slowdowns, fatigue, changes in hormones, altered digestive processes, and other symptoms when you burn fat. Fortunately, these are typically temporary, not severe and still worth the weight loss when considering the benefits that result.
Among the symptoms of having accumulated toxins in your body fat include chronic fatigue, digestive problems, skin conditions and headaches. It can also place you at a higher risk of arthritis, heart disease and cancer. Toxins can also increase your chances of weight gain. The key to eliminating them and their effect is not in a detox tea or weekend cleanse. Those typically don’t have any impact on the toxins stored in your fat cells.
Instead, the goal to release those stored toxins and eliminate them is to lose weight. When you burn fat in which toxins have been stored, they are released. This explains the temporary symptoms many people experience when they burn a large amount of fat very quickly. At first they feel energized, then they can experience a slower period when their energy droops and they can feel various types of aches, pains and digestive discomforts. This passes as the toxins continue out of the body, and the systems and organs can return to an improved and healthier function.