Where does the fat go when you lose it?

Blow your fat away: Exercise guru says we literally exhale our fat when we workout

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Fat Loss
Where does the fat go when you lose it?

It’s a question everyone asks when they start out on a new diet or exercise regime — where does the fat go when you lose it?

There are several persistent explanations floating around, said Jeff Woods, a long-time personal trainer and fitness lifestyle commentator on the Canadian Learning Channel.
Some believe the fat converts to muscle — a theory that is “blatantly wrong,” Woods said.
Jeff Woods is a long-time personal trainer and Edmonton AM fitness columnist. (Custom Fit)
Others think fat is turned into heat energy and literally burns off. “Well, that sort of happens,” Wood acknowledged.

Before fat can be reduced, a person must elevate his or her body temperature and burn calories, he clarified.

As for the idea that fat cells metabolize — “Well, that’s just not true,” he said.

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