Welcome to every woman's nemesis; weight loss. We struggle with eating, exercising and fall for all sorts of gadgets aimed to help us lose weight. Some work, some don't. We really put ourselves through a lot to get that excess weight off. But could it really be as simple as breathing for weight loss?
Science behind Breathing for weight loss
After years of research, scientists discovered that when you have slow and controlled breathing, your body is able to sustain better levels of oxygen and improve your vital energy. It was discovered that an average person takes 17 breaths per minute; however by adapting your body to take no more than 10 breaths per minute, you get a 40% increase in your vital energy and an increase in your lifespan.
The idea behind breathing for weight loss is not a new idea or concept. In fact, it has been practiced for centuries and is an important aspect of many yoga classes around the world. And best of all lab studies showed, during 12 years of monitoring, that there are absolutely no negative side effects. The only known side effects are: increased energy and a dramatic decrease of sleep problems, stress and tiredness
If our breathing pattern gradually becomes slower and lighter, then we experience improved performance of all vital organs, increased cell oxygen levels, better immunity, and many other positive effects related to breathing retraining. Yet if our breathing pattern remains the same, then our symptoms, aches, addictions, sleep, digestion, body weight, etc., will also be unchanged.
To see more about how breathing for weight loss actually works you can watch the short video below.
To achieve the increase in oxygen you have to train your body to breath differently. And that is where the Breathslim system can help.
How Breathslim promotes breathing for weight loss
Breathslim is a device that helps you obtain deep, rhythmical breathing that will stabilize your metabolism and decrease appetite. I will tell you from experience it is not as easy as you may think it is. I mean really, how hard is breathing? Actually breathing correctly, calm and in control is a lot more difficult than I originally expected.
Breathslim creates metered aero-dynamic resistance that helps to force more oxygen into the blood and burn fat! But that's not all it can do. Breathslim® has been PROVEN to deliver the following health benefits:
- Breathslim® System works on the nervous system, ventilation, blood and lymph circulation, and fat oxidation
- You obtain deep, rhythmical, slow breathing, which in turn normalizes metabolism and decreases unnecessary food cravings
- Many sleeping problems such as restlessness and snoring are greatly diminished
- You only need 10 to 20 minutes per day for this exercise — no extra is needed
- Breathslim® System is absolutely drug-free. It does not cause any allergies or side effects
To use the breathslim device simply fill the water chamber with liquid to the fill line. Snap the lid on tightly on the inner Chamber.
Simply place the inner chamber into the water tube and close the lid tightly. Attach the breathing tube to the top of the system and place the mouth piece on the other end of the breathing tube. Now you are ready to start breathing for weight loss!
The Breathslim system comes with a full instruction manual that will tell you specifically how to do the breathing exercises. It's all quite straight forward and you can begin your workouts in no time at all.
So does Breathslim work with Breathing for Weight loss?
As much as I'd love to say a resounding "Yes, I lost X amount of lbs using the Breathslim" I can't. Not because it failed, but because my test failed. I received my Breathslim and was able to use it for a total of 4 days before I became sick with the adenovirus and whooping cough. Due to the nature of those illnesses I was not able to continue using the Breathslim and I won't be able to try using it again until my lungs fully heal from my two and a half months of illness.
But I can tell you about my brief exposure to the system. It was definitely harder than I imagined. I originally thought, sure I can breathe! No problem. But there was a problem. It wasn't easy! I really had to concentrate on my breathing and ensuring that the air escaped slow enough that I didn't cause an eruption of water all over myself.
I could definitely feel my diaphragm working and becoming stronger. As a singer it is important to be in tune with your diaphragm. With being so busy the last few years, I've let my dedication to my diaphragm control diminish, and while using the Breathslim, it felt as though I was relearning how to control my diaphragm. I would expect if one was to use the Breathslim for an extended period of time, one could also improve their singing technique due to having better control of the diaphragm.
I did notice a difference in my stress levels and energy levels and I was sleeping more soundly. I can definitely assume that with continued use all of these would improve even more and that I could achieve weight loss as well.
One thing that I really love is that the Breathslim doesn't take very much time at all. Just a short 10-20 minutes a day. And you don't have to have any special clothing to wear, no need to travel or find a baby-sitter while you workout and you don't have to get all sweaty. It is a simple device you can use in your own home around your family.
Even though I wasn't able to complete my training with the Breathslim system, from the exposure I had, I can see it could definitely work to help lose those extra pounds. And once my lungs are fully healed and I'm approved to resume all regular life activities from my Doctor I am looking forward to giving Breathslim another try to improve my breathing, energy, decrease my food cravings and lose the rest of the baby fat from 3 children.
The Breathslim kit is available on their website for $49.95. The website is full of information, videos, scientific study facts, and testimonials from satisfied customers. If you are interested in the product I urge you to check it out further.
Disclaimer: I received a Breathslim weight loss system to facilitate this review. However, all opinions are strictly my own and were not influenced.