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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 !

9 comments:

  1. Oh Boy need to seriously do deep breathing then ! But you are right, it's harder than I thought. After only a few breaths I totally tense up- that's not good right?

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  2. Like all good things, It takes practice .

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  3. If breathing can really make one lose weight, everyone will be thin by now!

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    1. Not just the normal breathing. Read carefully, they are proposing deep breathing- the sort that nobody does anymore- only new born babies !

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    2. I think we get lazy as we grow that's why we don't deep breathe naturally anymore :((

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  4. Interesting, I'll try this :))

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  5. I always though you poo out the fats ..hahaha.... or it melts into the blood & get carry away :))

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    1. I always thought the body burns it up somehow.

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    2. In Liposuction they literally suck out the fats!

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