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Losing Body Fat and Body Weight

"Seriously… if your goal is 8% body fat and a test tells you that you are at 12% it means that you only have 4% to lose… if you are 190lbs that means roughly 7lbs… if we accept that normally you lose about 0.5lbs of water for each lbs of fat, then that means that at the most you’ll have 10lbs to drop to get to 8%… "

Source: http://tnation.T-Nation.com/strength-training-topics/761

CT, in regards to that comment I have always wondered; Where Does the water loss come from? Do we store water beyond what it is needed to store glycogen?

[quote]Leo Solis wrote:
"Seriously… if your goal is 8% body fat and a test tells you that you are at 12% it means that you only have 4% to lose… if you are 190lbs that means roughly 7lbs… if we accept that normally you lose about 0.5lbs of water for each lbs of fat, then that means that at the most you’ll have 10lbs to drop to get to 8%… "

Source: http://tnation.t-nation.com/strength-training-topics/761

CT, in regards to that comment I have always wondered; Where Does the water loss come from? Do we store water beyond what it is needed to store glycogen?

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About 60% of your body weight is water. Yes it goes WAY beyond what is stored as glycogen. There is water stored in most tissues, including fat cells.