I participated in a study last week on weight loss. I figured, why not? Get paid to lose weight? I’m in. (The results varied among all the participants. I think some got placebos. I definitely did not.)
So, drum roll, please…. I lost 15 pounds in one week doing nothing but eating, watching TV, playing on my phone, and sleeping! Sounds too good to be true, right? I was shocked when the week was done.
Again, this was an experimental study. I had to sign lots of forms with all of the risks, etc. But, the way I lost the weight was so cool! I had to go into the clinic several weeks before the study began to get all of my body measurements. Then, on the first day, they had these suits that were tailor-made for each of us. It looked like a wetsuit, really. But, it had all of these wires and electrodes attached to it. When everyone was suited up, we all looked like we were on the set of the movie, Tron. I wish I could have taken a picture of us!
The doctor explained that we would often feel like we were working out but were instructed to stay seated – you know, fast heart rate, a lot of sweating – but all while I was sitting still! It was amazing! I burned 9,000 calories per day according to my data (over what my intake calories were). I will admit, it was harder the day I ate pizza for the entire day. My heart was working hard to stay ahead of the calories I was taking in. But, the other days were a piece of cake (pun intended!).
I won’t bore you with the science of it all (not sure I understand it anyway)- but, they were in control of my heart rate, my breathing, my fluid intake, and other details while I was in control of eating and sleeping (which got much easier after the first night).
The only side effect I have seen so far is that my skin is a bit loose. But, they promise it will tighten up on its own after a few months. The suit was supposed to help with that part, but they still have some work to do. (I guess that’s why they called it “experimental”!) I hope the doctors get this suit approved by the powers that be soon, so I can lose a lot more weight with no effort!
Ladies and gentlemen, start thinking about how to accessorize a wetsuit. They will be all the rage!