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Breathe in more oxygen and you burn food more fully.
The digestive system is hungry for oxygen. Nutrient absorption occurs in the large intestine where large quantities of oxygen are required from the blood to properly breakdown a meal. Without breathing fully, the blood lacks the necessary oxygen for the intestinal villi to do it’s job–absorption decreases. This means that we don’t benefit from all of the nutrients in our meal, nor will we metabolize it effectively.
Yet another reason to eat in mindful relaxation!
Digestive and calorie burning metabolism are strongest when the sun is highest in the sky (lunchtime) and weakest in the late evening hours.
Skipping breakfast and lunch or under eating at these meals slows down metabolism and inhibits weight loss.