New Research Suggests Weight Loss Actually Happens From Breathing
A research conducted by University of New South Wales in Australia, it has been concluded that majority of weight loss actually happens via breathing.
The report suggest, considering the soaring overweight and obesity rates and strong interest in this topic, there is surprising ignorance and confusion about the metabolic process of weight loss among the general public and health professionals alike. Most people believed that fat is converted to energy or heat, which violates the law of conservation of mass.
The research group suspected that misconception is caused by the “energy in/energy out” mantra.
When somebody loses 10 kg of fat (triglyceride), 8.4 kg is exhaled as CO2. The remainder of the 28 kg total of CO2produced is contributed by inhaled oxygen. Lungs are therefore the primary excretory organ for weight loss
While this research present fact, the basic process of losing weight remains the same, eat less and move more. Replacing one hour of rest with exercise that raises the metabolic rate to seven times that of resting by, for example, jogging, removes an additional 39 g. For comparison, a single 100 g muffin represents about 20% of an average person’s total daily energy requirement. Physical activity as a weight loss strategy is, therefore, easily foiled by relatively small quantities of excess food.
Losing weight requires unlocking the carbon stored in fat cells, thus reinforcing that often heard refrain of “eat less, move more.”