If you are providing weight loss services as a nurse practitioner in your practice, then you need to understand the biochemistry of what is going on in the body as a patient loses weight. Not only will it help you visualize and conceptualize what is happening, but it will help you educate patients on how simple weight loss is from a scientific level, not a pseudoscience level.
Think to yourself, where does the weight actually go? Have you thought about that? Remember physics?
The law of conversation of mass: matter cannot be created nor destroyed. It simply is transferred into a different state (gas, solid, liquid).
The law of thermodynamics: Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed, it can only be transferred from one form to another.
These 2 laws are critically important to understand when it comes to weight loss.
Watch this video. It is AMAZING. It will blow your mind to visualize what actually happens in the body from a biochemical viewpoint when someone loses weight. I found it absolutely fascinating and I will be having all of my weight loss patients watch it!