Updated: May 27, 2022
A newish inhaler-looking device called Lumen is on the market and the marketers of the product claims it "hacks" your metabolism and can make your metabolism more "fit" and more "flexible." A Flexible Metabolism is a key to weight loss and overall health. The following review is by Sean Hayes, the CEO of Pliagility.
Basics of the Human Metabolism
In short, our metabolism is the process, within our bodies, that takes your consumed calories and burns these calories in order to fuel all our activities from breathing to working out.
So our metabolism is the process in which our calories are burned by our bodies to produce energy.
One of the main goals of those that are overweight is to burn stored fat. Our metabolism burns a mixture of stored fat and carbs. The ratio of carbs to fat changes depending on a variety of factors, including intensity of exercise (low intensity exercises use more fat as energy), if you are in Ketosis and if you are fasting.
Lumen claims that its device can reveal the type of calories being burned. It claims it can tell us if calories from fat or carbohydrates are being burned at the moment of utilization of Lumen.
To use the device you blow into the device in a similar manner in which you would blow into a breathalyzer. Lumen claims it can, via the Lumen testing device, calculate our Metabolic Flexibility and advise on an appropriate diet based on the ratio of fat and carbs being burned. This sounds great, but issues immediately come to mind that proves that Lumen is not a device needed for students of Pliagility.
Metabolic Inflexibility is Real and Dangerous
Metabolic Inflexibility ("mitochondrial indecision") is your body not burning a mix of fat and carbs in an efficient and effective manner. Science-based research links this metabolic danger to diabetes, obesity, cancer, hypertension and circulation issues. However, the solution by Lumen is not necessary. You do not need a device, like the Lumen, to get your metabolism in check.
In most cases, metabolic inflexibility is caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. When you eat whole, unprocessed and a healthy mix of foods, your metabolism, in all but the most extreme situations, shall burn fat and carbs effectively and efficiently. The key is to minimize the consumption of processed foods and follow the Pliagility Nutrition Program and stay lean and strong via the Pliagility Exercise Program.
How Lumen Tracks Metabolic Inflexibility
Lumen, purportedly, provides a score of whether and how much fat your body is burning. A score of 1 means that your body is, primarily, burning fat and thus you should eat more carbs. A score of 5 means you are burning many carbs and thus you need some healthy fats. Between 1 and 5 is purportedly a mix of carbs and fat being burned and you are proposed an eating plan based on this score.
Pliagility Does Not Believe Most Students Need Lumen
Lumen's device and program sounds fine and dandy, but we have a major issue. We should, anyways, be eating healthy and if we do, in all but the most exceptional of cases, we shall not have a metabolic inflexibility issue if we are, also, lean and fit.
The goal is not to find a meaningless short time hack, but to live a healthy lifestyle. We don't need gadgets to live a healthy lifestyle we need knowledge and determination.
However, we here at Pliagility are not opposed to Lumen. If this gadget helps to motivate you to get fit and eat clean - we are all for it.
Pliagility Fitness & Nutrition Program
We developed the Pliagility Program, since the Health & Fitness Industry is led by numerous scam marketers and influencers hell-bent on selling, at any cost, bull "BioHacks;" "Scientific Breakthroughs;" "Secret Sauces;" and Magic Berries & Beans.
I was fed up and decided that a better way exists. Thus, over a three-year period my team developed The Pliagility Program after reading, testing and researching the major peer-reviewed literature, programs, diets and supplements. We have one of the most easy to follow and sustainable science-based tech-enabled fitness program on the market.
Following the Pliagility Program shall Make you Lean, Strong, Resilient & Healthy
The Pliagility Program is based on the best science available, a cutting-edge app and a measurable and trackable matrix that assists to motivate students of Pliagility to become lean, strong and healthy.
We have learned through research and experience that weight training, cardio workouts, and stretching is essential part of every fitness program, but few programs teach and reinforce Muscle Pliability and Muscle Agility Training. Thus, the Pliagility Program was developed. Pliagility is a word invented by us. It is the combination of the words Pliability and Agility.
Muscle pliability is the state of having highly elastic, flexible and resilient muscles. Muscle Pliagility training focuses on developing muscle tissues, connective tissues, joints, and ligaments in order to develop flexible and highly elastic muscles. Muscle pliability exercises combine anaerobic, aerobic and functional training exercises in a fun and rewarding trackable Pliagility Program.
Muscle Agility is the ability of a muscle to act quickly, efficiently and safely. Muscle agility training focuses on developing a strong, lean and healthy body through anaerobic, aerobic and functioning training exercises in a fun, rewarding science-based trackable Pliagility Program.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Sean Hayes and see how the Pliagility Program can help you achieve your fitness and health goals.
The Pliagility Personal Training Program
Pliagility developed a science-based and data-driven mobile application and training method that is delivered by leading personal trainers and nutrition coaches online and in person.
The Fitness Industry is, sadly, led by many scam marketers and influencers hell-bent on selling, at any cost, bull "BioHacks;" "Scientific Breakthroughs;" "Secret Sauces;" and Magic Berries & Beans. We here at Pliagility were fed up and decided that a better way exists. Thus, over a three-year period and decades of experience our team developed The Pliagility Program after reading, testing and researching the major peer-reviewed literature, programs, diets and supplements. Pliagility can be delivered online and in person. Simply - we are the better Mouse Trap.
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