Because it’s all about “health”, right?

Oy!

So, it’s the beginning of summertime, here in the northern hemisphere, and we are hearing a lot about “lose weight for bikini season (oh, and your health too)!”

For those of you who really want to believe it’s for your health, well … this just takes the cake.  It seems a corporation out there is marketing a product called a “Slim Capsule”.   You rub some of their lotion all over your body, dress in a plastic suit (to retain the heat), and then lay down in the capsule for 30 minutes.  It’s supposed to burn up to 500 calories in that 1/2 hour.  Hey, if you are into losing weight, sounds great, right?

Yeah.

Now for the reality check:  You are paying somebody to par-cook you!  The temperature inside the capsule, using heated with LED bulbs and heating elements goes to 150* F on your first visit and to 175*F on subsequent visits.  The reporter in the first link stated she was feeling light headed when she was released from the capsule — and she’d reported the temperature being 174 inside the machine while she was in it.

Really?  I mean, really?  This cooking of ourselves, for temporary benefits (whatever inches you may have lost come solely from dehydration and will be put back on as soon as you drink enough water to rehydrate yourself, is for our “health”?

Yeah.  If anybody believes that, I have a bridge to sell them.  Really cheep too!

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2 Responses

  1. You know, if you did that to a prisoner, it would be a human rights violation. It’s a sad commentary on the hatred directed at fat people that some people are willing to inflict this on themselves, and so many people encourage it.

  2. Silly people. You’re not supposed to bake like a potato. Use slow and low heat. RENDERING, that’s the way to go! Melts the fat right off.

    Yes, I’m kidding.

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