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How Does Exercise Burn Fat?

How does fat leave the body? Your body must dispose of fat deposits through a series of complicated metabolic pathways. The byproducts of fat metabolism leave your body: As water, through your skin (when you sweat) and your kidneys (when you urinate). As carbon dioxide, through your lungs (when you breathe out).

What exercise burns most fat? Running is the winner for most calories burned per hour. Stationary bicycling, jogging, and swimming are excellent options as well. HIIT exercises are also great for burning calories. After a HIIT workout, your body will continue to burn calories for up to 24 hours.

How do you know if you’re burning fat during exercise? You’re Losing Pounds A lower number on the scale is the major sign you’re burning fat. The general rule is that every extra 3,500 calories burned leads to 1 pound of weight loss, and at least some of that will come from lost fat.