Dissolve Away the Freshman 15!
January 15, 2008 10:04 am Posted in Body
In 20 years, I will be sitting around with my girlfriends reminiscing about the good old days when we had to actually diet and exercise to whittle away those extra pounds gained from beer and late night pizza runs, if miracle cures such as the new “lipodissolve” actually work.
Apparently, this procedure is being marketed towards people that are “too busy to exercise.” Come on, is anyone really that busy…or just extremely lazy? Lipodissolve consists of a series of injections that supposedly dissolves fat and takes only 15 minutes to administer.
Sound too good to be true? Well, just wait until you hear more…
Lipodissolve has been banned in a number of countries and is still not approved in the U.S. “One recipient developed a lump the size of a tennis ball after her injections led to an infection in her abdomen,” reports this article. The science behind how the procedure supposedly works is a bit fishy as well. Skeptical scientists (for good reason) are wondering where exactly the fat goes when it dissolves.
I am definitely not sold on this weird weight loss solution. I keep imagining the feeling of acid running through my body and sinching every fat molecule in its path. Sounds just painful.
Call me old-fashioned, but you won’t see me jumping at these injections when (if ever) they are approved in the U.S. For now, I’ll stick to good old diet and exercise.