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When You Lose “Weight” Where Does It Go?

Written by Jack

Amidst all the talk of calories and metabolism and “burning” fat… there’s a very interesting question that causes a lot of confusion for most folks.

When you lose weight — or more precisely when you reduce your body fat — where does it go?

The answer is actually pretty simple. You breath it out in the form of carbon.

However, although it’s pretty straightforward, it’s also kinda hard to wrap your head around. Which is why I thought this guy’s video was brilliant when I ran across it.

He explains it perfectly. He’s got great visual props. And he’s a very engaging speaker. I highly recommend taking a few minutes to give it a watch! (if you are impatient like me you can always speed it up to 1.25x or 1.5x)



About the author


My grandfather gave me my start in fitness. He said he just wanted to keep me out of trouble. But he shaped the person and the coach I am today. Sport quickly became the center of my life.

I competed in Laser Class sailing at an international level, as well as skiing, football, hockey and more. My first coaching passion was alpine skiing where I spent 20 years as a coach, instructor and ski school director.

But my greatest passion has always been helping people get fit. I’ve devoted my life to study and intense personal practice. I’m a firm believer in practicing what I preach, and in testing my theories on myself. I’m obsessed with the world of health, fitness and nutrition.

Then a few years back I stumbled — grudgingly — on Crossfit. To be honest I started out as a “hater” who believed the negative hype. But after giving it a try, I became increasingly hooked. I dabbled for a couple years, and then in the Spring of 2016 I really started taking it seriously.

I now consider myself a Crossfit Masters Athlete. I’m immersed in it completely. And I want to share my journey here at Smooth Is Fast.

NCSA-CPT, NCCP 3, CSIA Lvl 4 Course Conductor, CSCF 3,
Biosignature Certified, MAT Lower Body Certified, AKC Certified Coach


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