Have you ever wondered just happens to the weight you lose when you drop a few pounds?
One of the basic laws of physics tells us that matter–that is, the fat you lose while on a diet–cannot be destroyed. So where does the weight go when you lose weight? Do you sweat it out through your pores? Does it somehow get shuffled off into another dimension? Does the fat fairy come while you’re sleeping and take it away? It’s a question many of us have wondered.
The answer, it turns out, is much simpler but even more magical than either fat fairies or parallel dimensions. In this fascinating video, physicist Ruben Meerman shows us exactly what happens to excess weight when we diet, how our bodies transform it almost as if by alchemy, and what happens to it after it comes off our hips.