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Where Does Fat Go When You Lose it?

Updated: Jan 4, 2022

The correct answer is….

Fat is converted to carbon dioxide and water! You BREATHE it out.

If that's not what you thought, no worries! So mny comapnies profit from the lack of knowledge on this topic with a promise to "melt the fat away" or "pass" the fat away. So let's break this donw.

Yes there's a bit of water in play as well. You exhale the carbon dioxide and the water mixes into your circulation until it's lost as urine or sweat.

But to keep it in perspective, if you lose 10 pounds of fat, precisely 8.4 pounds comes out through your lungs and the remaining 1.6 pounds turns into water.

In other words, nearly all the weight we lose is exhaled.

So what do we do with this information?

The answer is!

Don’t over think it lol

And don’t trust products that will tell you that you’ll “melt fat away.”

When in reality, their laxative based pills that trick you into thinking you’re “melting” your fat.

Yes you want to get your heart rate up, yes you’ll sweat but that isn’t the absolute best indicator of how good your workout is when it comes to fat loss.

And although aerobic movements help you burn, calories, get your heart rate up, breathe faster etc.

You will yield more calories burned with resistance training compared to cardio when it comes to how much time you have spent training.

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- Ashlee Mane IFBB Pro Certified Health Coach


The British Medical Journal


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