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12 February 2005 @ 01:29 pm
Is our childrens larnin in health class? I guess not.  
"Flabbergasted" would be a much better description of my mood...but since I haven't figured out how to get custom mood text and a cute icon at the same time, this will have to do.

Here it is...hands down, the most nonsensical fat-loss advice I have heard in a VERY long time. At least it isn't dangerous ("OMG if u wear a lot of sweats while u do ddr ur gonna burn off a lot of fat!11!!"), but it is mind-boggingly stupid. I wonder if this person's aunt believes any bullshit spouted by a confident snake oil pimp, erm, I mean PROFESSIONAL. I wonder if she owns toning tables, an electric ab belt, Exercise in a Bottle, or Oxycise.

because you have a broken foot, all i could say is... try rubbing your fat off. because your foot is broken, you should try your best not to make the injury worse. when you rub your fat off, you literally need to squeeze the part continuously. (it might hurt if you squeeze too far) this method was introduced to me by my aunt who had a whole bunch of friends that were professionals. it's the same thing as that vibrating thing on tv. except the vibrating thing builds muscle. rubbing your fat off is merely breaking down the fat so it can get out of your body. if you used to play with a hoola-hoop, it's the same thing, only hoola-hoops just work your waist.

Where in the hell do I even start with this? I don't know what's worse...the concept of rubbing off fat or the idea that a vibrating thing can magically build muscle. If that were the case and I were a straight man, I'd be afraid to have sex lest my junk get pinched off by the jaws of death between my partner's legs. But I would build a lovely Ahnold-esque physique by sitting on the washing machine playing video games for hours each day.
 
 
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arafel on February 12th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC)
You know, for all that the idea of physically breaking down fat is ridiculous, it's been around for a long time. I remember looking in on the "gym" where a friend of my parents lived, and it was full of those odd machines where you put a strap around your waist and it jiggled you for some amount of time.

No one likes to face the fact that the only way to build muscle and be healthy is to eat right and exercise. I'm not the best at it, I admit, but you don't see me buying shit like TrimSpa, either.
The Heavy Metal Matador: frylockrydain on February 12th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
Heh...my grandparents had one of those waist strap jigglers, too. I remember seeing it when I was little and being simultaneously amused by it and afraid of it.

There's nothing wrong with not being the best at working out and watching what you eat. I'm not, either (mmm...Poooocky *drool*). =P But at least you have an idea of what you need to do and you have a basic understanding of how the human body works when it comes to losing fat. You're right...people don't want to deal with making a permanent lifestyle change. They want to buy some magic product du jour and have it do the work for them. I can understand that the requisite lifestyle change is difficult (especially if you want to get really muscular and lean - the more you alter your body composition, the more work it takes to get there and stay there), but I just wish people would comprehend that that's what they need to do instead of buying into the BS.
The Pencil Neckthepencilneck on February 13th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
That is frightening.