In a world obsessed with diets and fat loss – it’s surprising most of us don’t actually know where weight goes when we lose it.
The Conservation has delved deep into the science of it – and it turns out we actually breathe it out.
(Nope, despite what trainers might say on Instagram it doesn’t turn to muscle, or vice versa).
For every 10kg of fat we lose around 8.4kg comes out as breath – and 1.6kg as water.
So for the average 75 pg person, we breathe about 590grams of carbon dioxide a day – to increase this and lose fat, we need to move our muscles.
Going for a walk triples our metabolic rate, and so does housework. Even getting up and getting dressed will make you exhale more air.
Here’s a video which explains it more in depth #science: