Someone asked me last week how exactly does the fat leave your body? Basically fat burning is the creation of a caloric deficit errr what? Where you eat less food than your body requires forcing your body to use its fat reserves for energy) This is the first law of thermodynamics. Now we’re talking physics.
The weight you lost each week or even day differs. Some days you find you barely lose any then two days later you find it just escapes your body and the scales show wonderful numbers. The same two people could eat the same meals for the whole week one loses daily one doesn’t lose as much then suddenly a bigger numbers shows on scales.
Then comes the “Whoosh effect”
As you burn fat, you’ll sometimes notice the fat tends to be “squishy”. This “squishy” fat forms because as the fat cells are extracted and mobilized, the space where they one existed gets filled with water. It makes the area feel softer than normal. Sometimes this occurs where you can see it sometimes internally and sometimes it forms at a micoscopic level. Its the areas that once were filled with fat are now filled with water. We must remember too that water is more dense than fat. The adipose tissue just “gives up” realising that more fat isn’t coming, and proceeds to dump excess fluid from each fat cells. This “whoosh” often results in a sudden decent weight loss, just overnight. WHOOSH! Personally I have lost a whole kilo overnight. I had stalled for a couple days tried not to get disheartened as had been on track food wise and then bam off a kilo came was crazy.
The cells can sit like this sometimes for days or week then all of a sudden the scales just drop as the body expells the water. So basically you are still losing fat but the cells are filling with water. You cannot avoid this affect. It is sometimes called a plateau. Just because the scales are not moving doesnt mean your diet has stopped working. Keep going your whoosh is surely on its way.