Where does the fat go when you burn it?

Have you ever wondered where does the fat go when you burn it?  We all have our own ideas of how we “burn” fat but where does it go?

The reason you want to know is so that when you exercise you want to be sure to do it the correct way. Right?

When you burn fat it’s just that. You burn it for fuel( by cardio) or lifting weight with the right intensity.

Fat is converted to carbon dioxide and water. You exhale the carbon dioxide and the water mixes into your circulation until it’s dispursed as urine or sweat. So for instance, If you lose 10kg of fat, precisely 8.4kg comes out through your lungs and the remaining 1.6kg turns into water.

So get your heart rate up so that you are breathing harder Then just a gentle pace or stroll while working out is how you are going to burn the fat.

But How hard is hard enough?  What is that Fat Burning stage?

To know that you must figure out your Maximum heart rate.

Your maximum heart rate (MHR), or the maximum number of times your heart can beat in a minute, is calculated by subtracting your age from the number 220. For example, if you are 30-years-old, your MHR is 190 (220 – 30 = 190).

When it comes to exercise, particularly cardio exercise, there are different​ heart-rate zones that equate to different levels of intensity. These levels are based on MHR and determine which energy systems your body uses during exercise, directly affecting how many calories you burn.

 Workout Intensity Heart Rate How to Identify
via the Talk Test
Low 50-70% of MHR Can talk with relative ease
Moderate 70-80% of MHR Can talk, but only a few words at a time
High 80-90% of MHR Talking is difficult
Maximum 90-100% of MHR Cannot talk at all

So for me… Im 56 so 220-56=164   My range for burning fat is 82-115

 

The fat-burning zone is the lowest intensity. Why? Because the body relies on more stored fat (versus carbs) as its primary fuel source when you work at a lower intensity compared to a higher intensity.
There is a lot of other opinions on Low intensity VS High intensity and how High-intensity is more time-efficient. While that may be true not all people can do High-intensity workouts and I want you to know you can still burn fat even at low intensity.

 

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