Day 72: Do I even Want To?
Today, I woke up and weighed myself. Weight is: 82.4Kg. Yesterday I consumed 427 calories over my BMR and did 143 calories of exercise above my BMR. Total overage is 284 calories.
Yesterday, I woke up and weighed myself. Weight is: 82.2Kg. Yesterday I consumed 53 calories over my BMR and did 0 calories of exercise above my BMR. Total overage is 53 calories.
The day before, I woke up and weighed myself. Weight is: 81.7Kg. Yesterday I consumed 241 calories below my BMR and did 645 calories of exercise above my BMR. Total deficit is 886 calories.
Bad weekend. Lots of extra food and not much exercise. I wonder if planning during the week for things to do on the weekend might be a good idea? I’ll give it a try and report back in a few weeks.
I talked about fads and quacks a couple times already. I mentioned surgery techniques. I have been debating about whether to discuss some of the actual technique. Do I even wanto? I have decided I will. But, how about all I will do is mention them. No links.
Lipodissolve, also known as injection lipolysis or mesotherapy, is a procedure intended to reduce fat with a series of injectable drugs: phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate, also called PCDC. Marketed as a safe, noninvasive alternative to liposuction, Lipodissolve (and the similar treatment Lipostabil) is not approved by the US FDA. Lipodissolve is meant to treat smaller areas on the jaw, midsection, or love handles. It can cause scarring and skin breakdown if used in the wrong area.
WarmSculpting with SculpSure uses diode-laser energy to heat and kill fat cells. The treatment takes 25 minutes, and multiple areas can be treated at the same time. Keep in mind, you’ll have to wait up to three months to see your full results, and you might need two or more treatments to reach your goals.
CoolSculpting destroys small pockets of fat by freezing the fat cells. After one treatment session, you’ll gradually lose about 25% of the fat cells in the treatment area. It takes about a month to start seeing results, with improvements for up to 20 weeks. Many clients opt for a second treatment, to get the results they were after.
Vanquish uses radiofrequency energy to melt fat cells, in a procedure that lasts about 45 minutes. You’ll have to wait about two weeks to start seeing a difference, with full results in four to eight weeks. Most people need four or more treatments to get the results they want.
Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable that dissolves fat cells in the chin but also is sometimes used above the knees, at the elbows, or for bra rolls. You’ll need up to six treatments to achieve the desired results.
My opinion is:
If you are too lazy and short sighted to lose weight through life change, the weight loss will never be permanent. These processes are not instant and do take time, and often require multiple treatments to achieve their desired outcome. In addition, all the above methods involve the process of removing fat cells. Your fat cells are part of a system and removing fat cells disrupts the equilibrium of the system. Go read about how the loss of wolves from Yosemite National Park helped disrupt that system or how the fanatical suppression of forest fires in British Columbia, Canada has led to even more devastating destruction by the spruce beetle. Finally, all these techniques involve some other health risk.
So, I will ask you this: If you are actually going to go through with some sort of surgery like the ones described above, why are you even reading this blog? Delete it from your favourites. Go throw your money at the snake oil.