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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Launching a brand new image for 2015

I've decided to revamp my wardrobe this year- seriously revamping it. Walked into a boutique during the weekend looking for something classy & sophisticated, tired of my usual lay back fashion with all my neutral colours!

I put on a jacket & noticed there were fancy flowered linings & neat little extra pockets on the inside. I felt myself standing a few cms or so  taller in the mirror. I looked sharp & in control. I ended up buying 3 designer dresses, 1 jacket & 2 pairs of designer shoes!

Guess I'm consciously launching Snow 2.0

Thursday, January 1, 2015

When you lose weight, where does the fat go? Does deep breathing help you lose weight?

A new study shows, many health professionals cannot correctly answer the question of where body fat goes when people lose weight. The most common misconception among doctors, dieticians and personal trainers is that the missing mass has been converted into energy or heat. The correct answer is that most of the mass is breathed out as carbon dioxide and goes into thin air.

Losing 10 kilograms of fat requires 29 kilograms of oxygen to be inhaled and that this metabolic process produces 28 kilograms of carbon dioxide and 11 kilograms of water.
One of the most frequently asked questions is -whether simply breathing more can cause weight loss. Researchers say -The answer is no. Breathing more than required by a person's metabolic rate leads to hyperventilation, which can result in dizziness, palpitations and loss of consciousness.
But I disagree. If you were to breathe fast , yes it will lead to hyperventilation. But what if you were to breathe deeply & slowly , like what they taught in meditation ? I seriously think it will help in weight loss, but again like all things, it’s not easy to do. I’ve tried , after a few minutes of intensive deep breathing, I got bored or something. But if you can sustain deep breathing for a long period of time, it’s very beneficial & you’ll lose weight !