It’s officially a new year and everyone has resolutions on their mind.
According to Statistic Brain 45% of Americans make resolutions–and by February more than 30% of us will have given up. It’s no surprise that as baby new year comes in, the most popular resolution is to lose weight. There are plenty of apps out there that incentivize you to get on that treadmill (or put down that cookie) –but, if you’re serious about getting in shape, how do you measure just how much fat you are burning at any given time?
Meet LEVL, a brand-new product that made its debut at CES this evening. LEVL can test the amount of acetone in your breath and determine just how much fat your body is burning . If you’re familiar with ketosis (the process by which your body burns fat instead of using carbs) then you know why measuring acetone in your breath is so crucial–it tells you just how efficiently you’re getting rid of those dreaded pounds. Ketogenic diets–or those high in fat and protein and very low in carbohydrates– are used to help minimize and treat everything from epilepsy and some types of cancer to ALS and schizophrenia.
Acetone is a byproduct of ketosis and can be measured in your breath. There are some complaints out there about acetone breath. It is sweet smelling and lasts until your body adjusts to the new, lower carb, higher fat and protein diet. The good news, though, is that the more acetone in your breath, the more fat you are burning. LEVL measures the acetone and then tracks it to tell you where you are on the fat burning scale.
While the product that was previewed in Las Vegas this evening is still a prototype, the company hopes to get it out to the public this year.
Personally, as a fan of ketogenic diets, I have to say, I can’t wait to get my hands on this little device and see how it works in real life.
For more on LEVL and when it will become available, check out their site here.
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