The key to losing weight is diet and exercise, and, drumroll… breathing. According to a research published in the British Medical Journal, to lose the extra fat, all you need to do is breathe in and out more during an exercise—the key word hear being ‘more’.

As much as 80 percent of body fat can be expelled through the lungs when you exhale, and this includes the carbs and tough proteins most dieters are wary of.

Oxidation unlocks the carbon stored in fat cells, which is the primary way to lose weight. The amount of energy your body needs to keep the oxygen flow in check and your metabolic rate up when you are working out, can outweigh the calories you consume.

To put it simply, “Keeping the weight off requires that you put less back in by eating than you have exhaled by breathing,” the authors explained.

Source: IANS