How to Flush Out Fat Cells and Detox Your Body (The Answer)

Lisa Lorraine Taylor, CPT
Published by Lisa Lorraine Taylor, CPT | Staff Writer
Last updated: November 29, 2023
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I recently advised a group of clients about the importance of a healthy diet and adequate sleep in the process of flushing out fat cells to lose weight.

By the look on their face, they didn't know if there was such a thing as flushing out fat cells.

So, to help my clients and readers understand this intricate process and how it works, I decided to combine my knowledge from my years of experience as a fitness trainer and consulted an endocrinologist about it.

This is what you need to know.

Quick Summary

  • To flush out fat cells, the body uses up the energy stored, and then the byproducts like fat-soluble toxins, and water are excreted as urine or sweat.
  • Pumpkin seeds, green tea, chia seeds, quinoa, and daikon are some meals that speed up metabolism to flush out fat cells.
  • Eating a healthy diet, and getting enough sleep will help flush out fat cells in the body.
  • I believe that a deeper understanding of fat cells and how to manage them can revolutionize one's weight loss.

Where Does Fat Go When You Burn It?

Close up image of fat cells

Our body's fat cells store excess energy from our diet. When we don't use this energy, it transforms into body fat through a process called lipogenesis, occurring mainly in the liver and adipose tissue.

Upper body fat storage increases cardiovascular disease risk, while lower body storage can cause mechanical issues.

However, dieting or exercising burns calories, leading to the release of this stored energy. As the fat cells release energy, they shrink, and byproducts are excreted through urine, sweat, or breath.

It's important to remember that simply drinking water isn't enough to lose weight. Eliminating body fat involves complex chemical and biological reactions, primarily involving the kidneys and liver.

What are The Best Ways to Do It?

Healthy raw foods on kitchen table

As a fitness trainer, I've discovered that the most effective way to eliminate fat cells is through routines that transform fat into water and other byproducts. A key method is a caloric deficit diet, which prompts fat cells to release energy and shrink [1].

Adipose tissue, apart from storing fat, functions as an endocrine organ, producing hormones like resistin and leptin, which regulate calorie burning.

A proper exercise routine is also known as breaking down the fat and combined with eating a healthy diet will also help lower our body's fat percentage and improve overall health [2].

A healthy diet, according to Dietary Guidelines, consists of [3]:

  • Vegetables, fruits, and whole grains
  • Fish, beans, eggs, nuts, lean meat
  • Limited sodium, added sugar, and saturated and trans fats

Some specific foods may also help boost metabolism and decrease the body's fat:

  • Chia seeds (rich in soluble fiber)
  • Pumpkin seeds (high in omega-3 fatty acids)
  • Daikon (source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium)
  • Quinoa (rich in amino acids)
  • Green tea (has compounds that speed up metabolism)

"Through diet alone, we can favorably impact the detoxification process, decrease oxidative stress levels, reduce blood vessel stiffness and enhance weight loss. That's an important public health message."

- Paul Arciero, Skidmore College Exercise Scientist 

You should be aware that adipose tissue can accumulate toxins, and releasing them rapidly might overwhelm the liver, our primary detoxification organ. Since these stored toxins are fat-soluble, the liver needs to convert them into a water-soluble form, allowing the body to excrete them through urine.

How to Get Rid of Fat Cells' Toxins

Close up shot of fat cells and toxins

Removing fat cell toxins largely depends on daily habits, especially sleep and diet. Both personal experience and client observations show the advantages of focusing on these areas.

Lowering body fat can cause fat-soluble toxins to increase in the bloodstream, raising the risk of diseases.

Controlling your diet and weight is essential for prevention. Dropping bad habits, like smoking, heavy drinking, and eating foods high in trans fats and sugars, is also important.

Stress management and proper sleep might also bring benefits regarding detoxification.

It's recommended to drink about 8-oz. glasses of water daily and include citrus fruits in your diet for a metabolic lift [4]. Foods like coriander and nori (algae) might also help detoxify the body [5].

A healthy diet, combined with regular physical activity, is key to losing weight and burning fat. Activities like running or cycling for cardio, and weightlifting or resistance training for strength, are great for cutting down body fat. It's beneficial to mix both cardio and strength exercises in your fitness plan.


What Dissolves Fat Cells?

Bile, a liver product, dissolves fat cells in the liver and gallbladder. Besides fats, it may also dissolve some toxins that can provoke digestive tract issues. In an act called non-invasive fat removal, an acid similar to bile is injected into adipose tissue to destroy it.

Do You Poop Out Fat When Losing Weight?

Yes, you technically poop out fat when losing weight, but it's a small percentage of water formed as a byproduct of adipose tissue dissolving. Most of that water is excreted through urine or sweat.

What Vitamins Purge Your Body Fat Naturally?

Vitamins that purge your body fat naturally are those that could help you boost your metabolisms, such as B1, B6, and B12 vitamins. Also, Vitamin D may secure body cells to listen and respond to insulin.

How to Burn Fat at Home?

To burn fat at home, you can try:

  1. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): Short bursts of intense exercise followed by rest periods.
  2. Strength Training: Builds muscle, increases metabolism.
  3. Consistent Cardio: Activities like jumping rope, jogging in place, or using a home cardio machine.
  4. Healthy Diet: Focus on a calorie deficit and nutritious foods.
  5. Stay Active: Incorporate more physical activity into your daily routine, like taking stairs, stretching, or yoga.


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