Weight Loss through Improved Air Quality

Doesn't the headline sound too good to be true? Let's find out.

We eat every day, and the amount we consume is regulated by our body, which signals hunger to us. Similarly, our body can create a craving for certain foods. We might think we choose our food ourselves, but it's our body that influences us by making us crave certain foods.

This is the only way for our body to communicate which nutrients it needs. Like us, the subconscious learns which foods are beneficial and which are harmful. Normally, a balance between energy needs and energy intake is established through feelings of satiety and a balance of nutrients through cravings for different foods.

But what happens when this balance is disrupted? We constantly feel hungry, or eat a one-sided diet. When trying to lose weight, we're essentially fighting against our own body. The result is predictable. We don't lose weight, or the well-known yo-yo effect occurs.

Studies show that CO2, starting at concentrations of 1000 ppm, significantly alters our metabolism, affecting even fat metabolism. Additionally, CO2 reduces our body's performance and decreases the energy available for body cells.

Essentially, our body, due to air pollutants and the resulting disrupted fat metabolism, is constantly fighting an energy deficit. It tries to compensate by making us feel hungry. This also creates a desire for 'unhealthy' foods, as they provide the most calories and thus energy for the body.

Unfortunately, the disrupted fat metabolism prevents efficient utilization of this food, leading to excess energy being stored as fat. When we start a diet, our body still demands more energy, and the struggle to lose weight begins. Additionally, existing fat is either not used at all or only very slowly as an energy reserve due to the disturbance. Despite low calorie intake, weight loss is therefore very slow or non-existent.

The body fights against the constant energy shortage and begins to utilize the ingested food as efficiently as possible, resulting in little or no weight loss. Even if successful, one struggles daily with one's own body.


But what happens when we reduce air pollutants in our environment?

My wife and I experienced it ourselves and were absolutely astonished. If someone had told us this story a few months ago, we would never have believed it.

After just one week of maintaining a CO2 level below 650 ppm in our home, especially while sleeping, our eating habits began to change on their own. More than three years ago, we actively tried to lose weight through dieting, but no matter what we tried, it just didn't have the desired effect.

This time, we had no intention of losing weight. We just wanted to live healthier through better air, paying no attention to our eating habits. We simply ate as we had before, whenever and whatever we wanted.

But suddenly, we were full during breakfast. We were out all day, and it wasn't until the evening that we realized we had completely forgotten about lunch. We weren't even hungry yet. Still, we went to eat as usual. We looked at the menu and planned to order a steak or something similar. But neither of us could imagine eating meat that evening. This was unusual for both of us. Just the thought of meat, which had always been associated with good taste, no longer aroused any appetite. Instead, a salad seemed like a tasty alternative. And indeed, the salad tasted excellent.

The next morning, we planned to go for breakfast as usual, but we looked at each other and asked, "Are you even hungry?" We looked at each other in disbelief, and I replied, "Somehow not."

I felt like I could eat something if I really had to, but it didn't seem important at the time.

More and more, we noticed how the feeling of fullness after each meal lasted longer and longer. Something completely unknown to us until then. We also wanted to eat different things every day. We couldn't imagine eating meat or sweets every day. It was as if our body was dictating what we wanted to eat, exactly as it needed nutrients and energy.

Although we did nothing consciously to lose weight, we both suddenly started losing weight. It seemed as if our body was realizing for the first time that there were too many fat reserves that needed to be reduced.

Without any effort and without giving up anything we wanted to eat, I lost about 25 kg and my wife about 20 kg in a short time. My body weight has now settled into the ideal range on its own, and my wife is well on her way to reaching her ideal weight too.

And all this without any diet or a single thought about eating or not eating. Simply because our body sends the right signals and regulates our hunger when we have good air quality.