Where Does The Fat Go After You Burn It?

Where Does The Fat Go After You Burn It?

When you burn more calories than you consume, your body has to dip into its fat storage for energy. This is how people burn fat and lose weight. The way your body burns fat is by oxidizing the molecules that make up the triglycerides that fill up fat cells: glycerol and three fatty acids. According to a study published by the British Medical Journal, most of the fat you burn turns into carbon dioxide and water. The process of burning 22 lbs (10kg) of fat will produce 62 lbs (28 kg) of carbon dioxide. Surprisingly, 84% of fat that is burned turns into carbon dioxide, and the remaining 16% becomes water.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    When you eat too much protein or carbs, your body converts it and stores it as fat. (0:28)

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    According to a study published by the British Medical Journal, most of the fat you burn turns into carbon dioxide and water. (1:32)

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