Hey, Your Breath Smells Like Fat

Two Australian biochemists demonstrate that the errant holiday pudge you’re burning at the gym is expelled largely through exhalation.

Illustration by Tyler Hoehne

It’s almost the new year. Time for resolutions and a game plan for chiseling away at that extra layer the holiday season so unceremoniously padded your midsection with. It’s not going to be fun, but you’ve wrought this evil upon yourself. So while you’re waiting on hold to renew that gym membership, ponder this: Do you really know where the fat you’re burning goes?

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