The Easiest Thing You Aren’t Doing To Burn Fat

Eating a clean diet.

Check.

Working my butt off during my workouts. 

Check.

Drinking plenty of water.

Check.

But I’m still not completely satisfied with my results.

Metabolic Breathing

Does this sound familiar?

Sometimes, on our fitness journey’s it seems like we’ve checked every box, dotted every “i” and crossed every “t” but we’re still not satisfied with our progress. But maybe there’s something you’re missing.

Something that could help boost your metabolism and burn fat that’s so easy you didn’t even think to think about it.

Something that’s so simple to do that you can burn more fat throughout the day no matter where you are, what time it is, or who’s with you.

If only there was something like this, am I right? Well, guess what…

There is!

And it’s something you’re doing right now without even realizing it.

Breathing.

Specifically, metabolic breathing.

What Is Metabolic Breathing?

Metabolic breathing is also known as “nose breathing” or “nasal breathing.”

And even though we’re familiar with the concept, it’s rather unnatural for us to practice it throughout the day. Do you remember the last time you had a check-up at the doctor’s office?

What did he or she say to you when checking your lungs?

“Okay, now take 4 deep breaths for me, please,” right? 

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So what did you do?

You breathed deeply in through your nose for a few seconds, and then you exhaled through your mouth for a few more seconds.

That is metabolic breathing – inhaling through your nose for 4 seconds and then exhaling through your mouth for about 6 seconds.

However, if you think back to the check-up scenario, you’ll probably remember that once the doctor stopped pressing your back with that freezing cold stethoscope, you went back to breathing in through your mouth and out through your mouth again.

Why?

Because it’s just natural for us to do so.

So the bottom line is that we need to pay more attention to the way we breathe (using metabolic breathing) in order to get all of the fat loss benefits that come along with deep breaths…

And speaking of the benefits…

How Does Metabolic Breathing Work?

Let me ask you a question…

When you think about losing fat (how it literally exits your body), what route do you think it takes on its way out?

Well, if you’re like most people, you probably think that it comes out of your body in the form of “waste,” you know, when you go to the bathroom.

But surprisingly, that’s not the case…

According to a 2014 study published in the British Medical Journal, a majority of your fat actually turns into carbon dioxide and is then expelled when you breathe.

Fascinating, right?

Here’s how it works…

Fats are large molecules made up of oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen… 

And when the oxygen you breathe reaches these fat molecules, it breaks them down into carbon dioxide and water…

Then your blood picks up the carbon dioxide settles it into the bottom of your lungs.

And the way you get it out is by metabolic breathing.

The deeper breaths you take, the more of this CO2 you’ll extract from the bottom of your lungs and expel out of your body.

This will sound a little bizarre, but think about metabolic breathing like an invisible hand that reaches into your lungs and scoops out unwanted fat.

But if you take short breaths through your mouth, the invisible hand won’t reach far enough into your lungs to pull the fat out.

The deeper you breathe, the bigger the handful.

How simple is that?

Breathe in oxygen, exhale fat.

But metabolic breathing doesn’t only take on fat in your lungs…

It also boosts your metabolism so that you’ll increase fat burning even more!

When you perform metabolic breathing, you increase the process of oxygenation in your body, which simply means, you increase the speed at which your body burns oxygen and energy for fuel for fat burning…

And what’s so great about this, is that having a revved-up metabolism won’t only impact your fat burning processes while you practice metabolic breathing.

But it’ll increase your metabolism throughout the entire day, which means you’ll burn fat for longer periods of time, even when you aren’t thinking about it.

How To Perform Metabolic Breathing

Metabolic breathing is the easiest thing you aren’t doing to burn fat…

But it’s time to start!

And one of the benefits of metabolic breathing is that you can do it anytime, anywhere!

Here’s the how-to:

  • Start in a lying down position or an upright position
  • Place one of your hands on your diaphragm
  • Breathe in through your nose for 4 seconds
  • Exhale through your mouth for 6 seconds
  • Repeat this for 3 minutes

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I recommend practicing metabolic breathing when you first wake up in the morning…

Whether you decide to stay in bed, move to the floor, or practice in the shower, start your day with metabolic breathing to kick-start your metabolism and exhale fat right away!

I also recommend that you pick a few points throughout the day to practice metabolic breathing, whether it’s a short 3-minute break at work, on the couch while you watch a movie with one of your kids, or even while you prepare a meal.

Also, focus on your breathing during your workouts…

Breathing deeply in through your nose and exhaling through your mouth is a great way to give your muscles more oxygen while you exercise.

This way you’ll have more energy to complete your workouts with your very best effort – also a contributor to maximum fat burning.

Now What?

So there you have it…

Metabolic Breathing!

It really is the easiest thing you aren’t doing to burn fat…

Except, now you are doing it!

Intentionally practice this unique metabolism boosting, fat burning breathing exercise a few times a day to get an extra advantage in your fitness goals.

And keep you the hard work!