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(USA Today)   Our newest weapon on the War on Obesity: Non-Invasive Fat Blasters. No word yet on Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters   (usatoday.com) divider line 85
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2010-09-30 08:50:13 AM
I think it would be quicker to just use a syringe, withdraw the fat and then inject it straight into your heart instead of waiting to see what your body's immune system 'might' do with the lipids floating free in your body now.
 
2010-09-30 09:49:00 AM
No word yet on Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters

No, your mom exists, subby.
 
2010-09-30 10:00:41 AM
Groop I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes.
 
2010-09-30 10:01:58 AM
IdBeCrazyIf: I think it would be quicker to just use a syringe, withdraw the fat and then inject it straight into your heart instead of waiting to see what your body's immune system 'might' do with the lipids floating free in your body now.

Jesus Christ this is a bad idea.
 
2010-09-30 10:02:12 AM
This does not sound like a good idea to me. The fat is still in there, maybe it's form has changed, but it is still there. No weight loss has occurred as in liposuction.
 
2010-09-30 10:02:51 AM
As long as nobody has to face the horrors of, maybe walking up some stairs once in awhile.
 
2010-09-30 10:06:03 AM
HulkHands: No, your mom exists, subby.

you are obviously not a hoopy frood

BTW, have the lemon-scented napkins arrived yet?

Although Maloney says the Zerona laser doesn't destroy fat cells, both devices probably really do

so it's like wishful fat blasting?
 
2010-09-30 10:10:43 AM
Eat less and excercise?
i483.photobucket.com
 
2010-09-30 10:12:13 AM
I saw that fat and I was all like...

www.vyral.com.ar
 
2010-09-30 10:12:52 AM
HulkHands: No word yet on Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters

No, your mom exists, subby.


someone failed the reference test
 
2010-09-30 10:13:44 AM
"I don't really doubt that they can get rid of some fat this way," Fried says. "I'm just not convinced that it has no long-term health consequences."

Breaking up the cells can release tiny fat droplets, which, if they escape into the bloodstream, she says, could cause a lethal embolism, or obstruction. Another possible scenario: Macrophages, the scavenger cells of the immune system, could eat the fat cells' remains and deposit the material elsewhere, like in the coronary arteries.

Even if fat deposits could be destroyed safely, would you really want to? Fried asks. If you gain weight, "you're going to put it someplace else, and that other place could be bad" - specifically, around the organs in the abdomen, considered a riskier location than on the hips or thighs.


Wonder how many people will ignore those last 3 paragraphs and have the treatment anyway.
 
2010-09-30 10:16:05 AM
So let me get this straight...

Grab some fat cells, and freeze them so that the cell membranes burst and the stored fat is set free roam around your arteries, while the fat cells and probably whatever other cells get caught in the mix) are most likely killed.

Yeah, that sounds like a wonderful idea.
 
2010-09-30 10:17:40 AM
Velveeta_Poindexter: "I don't really doubt that they can get rid of some fat this way," Fried says. "I'm just not convinced that it has no long-term health consequences."

Breaking up the cells can release tiny fat droplets, which, if they escape into the bloodstream, she says, could cause a lethal embolism, or obstruction. Another possible scenario: Macrophages, the scavenger cells of the immune system, could eat the fat cells' remains and deposit the material elsewhere, like in the coronary arteries.

Even if fat deposits could be destroyed safely, would you really want to? Fried asks. If you gain weight, "you're going to put it someplace else, and that other place could be bad" - specifically, around the organs in the abdomen, considered a riskier location than on the hips or thighs.

Wonder how many people will ignore those last 3 paragraphs and have the treatment anyway.


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2010-09-30 10:18:21 AM
Susan Fried, whose research focuses on obesity and the biology of fat tissue.

Am I the only one who found this amusing?
 
2010-09-30 10:19:01 AM
Manstein says CoolSculpting costs $700 to $1,500 for each site treated. Maloney says a typical two-week Zerona treatment on average costs $1,800.

www.christianlouboutinfrench.com
1/20th the price, but procedure takes more than two weeks.

If you gain weight, "you're going to put it someplace else, and that other place could be bad" - specifically, around the organs in the abdomen, considered a riskier location than on the hips or thighs.

www.weight-lifting-complete.com
Can cause weight gain around hips and thighs.
 
2010-09-30 10:21:17 AM
dishingup.files.wordpress.com+ 1.bp.blogspot.com= upload.wikimedia.org

/Surprisingly difficult to find a JPG accurately depicting "a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick"
 
2010-09-30 10:28:06 AM
And, according to Zerona "cool laser" maker Erchonia, based in McKinney, Texas, that device pricks the membranes of fat cells, letting the fat flow out like air from a popped balloon, essentially creating a self-basting Butterball.
 
2010-09-30 10:28:32 AM
seconded and thirded and fourthed.

holy jumping fark is this a bad idea.

yes, let loose the fat in your cells so that it can roam around your circulatory and lymphatic system. brilliant.
 
2010-09-30 10:31:25 AM
bananasfk.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-09-30 10:34:16 AM
Um, put down the fork, Fattie?
 
2010-09-30 10:36:27 AM
MaxxLarge: Groop I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes.

Thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblotchits
On a lurgid bee
 
2010-09-30 10:37:53 AM
Cool Story Bro warning:

I've lost almost 100 pounds since January thanks to restriction and a more active lifestyle.

I don't excercise per se, but before january i barely had any activity. I work behind a desk, i would come home and sit and watch tv or sit behind my computer and play games. These days i'm a bit more active, i play with my kids i generally do more activities, and once a week i play sports. I do a lot more outdoor activities on the weekends now too. It took 2 months to get my body used to eating reasonable sized meals though. Tough to do. I limit how much processed food i eat because my body processes that stuff way too easy and it doesn't satisfy me for the long term. I eat a lot more fish and steamed veggies now and i feel full for longer periods of time.

For all you folks struggling, cut out soda and processed foods... it might be easier to grab a burger, but your paying for it in more ways that one...
 
2010-09-30 10:38:37 AM
Apparently the centeral hypothesis here is that lasers make everything better.

/holy farking hell does that sound like a bad idea
 
2010-09-30 10:38:41 AM
TypoFlyspray: MaxxLarge: Groop I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes.

Thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblotchits
On a lurgid bee


nnnnnggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!
 
2010-09-30 10:38:54 AM
Meanwhile, another bottle of that old Janx spirit over here.
 
2010-09-30 10:41:14 AM
CeroX: Cool Story Bro warning:

I've lost almost 100 pounds since January thanks to restriction and a more active lifestyle.

I don't excercise per se, but before january i barely had any activity. I work behind a desk, i would come home and sit and watch tv or sit behind my computer and play games. These days i'm a bit more active, i play with my kids i generally do more activities, and once a week i play sports. I do a lot more outdoor activities on the weekends now too. It took 2 months to get my body used to eating reasonable sized meals though. Tough to do. I limit how much processed food i eat because my body processes that stuff way too easy and it doesn't satisfy me for the long term. I eat a lot more fish and steamed veggies now and i feel full for longer periods of time.

For all you folks struggling, cut out soda and processed foods... it might be easier to grab a burger, but your paying for it in more ways that one...


I stopped drinking beer, switched to diet soda, and started playing indoor soccer once a week. Lost ten pounds in a month. Down from 157 to 147. Yes, you read that correctly. I'm a skinny biatch, but the beer gut on a skeleton did not look good. You can see my abs again.

Haha, fatties! I'm skinny and healthy and it's easy for me to lose weight!
 
2010-09-30 10:43:42 AM
I've gained some weight over the past couple years.
Up from 125 lbs to 137. Getting a belly in my old age.

So now I'm doing some sit-ups every day after work.
 
2010-09-30 10:43:46 AM
CeroX: Cool Story Bro warning:

I've lost almost 100 pounds since January thanks to restriction and a more active lifestyle.

I don't excercise per se, but before january i barely had any activity. I work behind a desk, i would come home and sit and watch tv or sit behind my computer and play games. These days i'm a bit more active, i play with my kids i generally do more activities, and once a week i play sports. I do a lot more outdoor activities on the weekends now too. It took 2 months to get my body used to eating reasonable sized meals though. Tough to do. I limit how much processed food i eat because my body processes that stuff way too easy and it doesn't satisfy me for the long term. I eat a lot more fish and steamed veggies now and i feel full for longer periods of time.

For all you folks struggling, cut out soda and processed foods... it might be easier to grab a burger, but your paying for it in more ways that one...


My cool story bro
 
2010-09-30 10:46:12 AM
chopit: Haha, fatties! I'm skinny and healthy and it's easy for me to lose weight!

Ha ha, you play indoor soccer!
 
2010-09-30 10:46:59 AM
schattenteufel: I've gained some weight over the past couple years.
Up from 125 lbs to 137. Getting a belly in my old age.

So now I'm doing some sit-ups every day after work.


That'll help your core muscles but won't get rid of your flab
 
2010-09-30 10:48:39 AM
habitual_masticator: schattenteufel: I've gained some weight over the past couple years.
Up from 125 lbs to 137. Getting a belly in my old age.

So now I'm doing some sit-ups every day after work.

That'll help your core muscles but won't get rid of your flab


Please explain?

Activity + increased lean muscle mass usually means more calories burned. Provided he's burning more than he consumes, he should loose weight.
 
2010-09-30 10:49:33 AM
It amuses me that in the dozen links below this one on the main Fark page is a story about a foot long burger and a Domino's breakfast pizza.
 
2010-09-30 10:51:35 AM
Galvatron Zero: habitual_masticator: schattenteufel: I've gained some weight over the past couple years.
Up from 125 lbs to 137. Getting a belly in my old age.

So now I'm doing some sit-ups every day after work.

That'll help your core muscles but won't get rid of your flab

Please explain?

Activity + increased lean muscle mass usually means more calories burned. Provided he's burning more than he consumes, he should loose weight.


True, but sit-ups don't get rid of a gut on their own. You will lose that fat equally over our body, not just in your stomach. The sit-ups will make your abs stronger and larger, but they don't directly get rid of belly fat. The exertion will just get rid of body fat all over your body. And guess where the last place you will lose your fat is? You guessed it, your stomach.
 
2010-09-30 10:53:14 AM
chopit: TypoFlyspray: MaxxLarge: Groop I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes.

Thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblotchits
On a lurgid bee

nnnnnggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!


Meh, it's not a patch on the works of Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Sussex.
 
2010-09-30 10:58:33 AM
kidgenius: Galvatron Zero: habitual_masticator: schattenteufel: I've gained some weight over the past couple years.
Up from 125 lbs to 137. Getting a belly in my old age.

So now I'm doing some sit-ups every day after work.

That'll help your core muscles but won't get rid of your flab

Please explain?

Activity + increased lean muscle mass usually means more calories burned. Provided he's burning more than he consumes, he should loose weight.

True, but sit-ups don't get rid of a gut on their own. You will lose that fat equally over our body, not just in your stomach. The sit-ups will make your abs stronger and larger, but they don't directly get rid of belly fat. The exertion will just get rid of body fat all over your body. And guess where the last place you will lose your fat is? You guessed it, your stomach.


And your abs aren't going to get that much larger from situps. It's a small muscle to begin with, and low resistance exercises like situps aren't going to make it much larger.

Not that there's anything wrong with situps, but they should be part of a larger calisthenics routine if you're going to use them to lose weight.
 
2010-09-30 11:00:00 AM
Tis like having your brain smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.
 
2010-09-30 11:00:34 AM
Came for the Jimmy Tango ref's, leaving disappointed.

/ride the snake
 
2010-09-30 11:01:34 AM
img842.imageshack.us
 
2010-09-30 11:02:01 AM
Mudflap: chopit: Haha, fatties! I'm skinny and healthy and it's easy for me to lose weight!

Ha ha, you play indoor soccer!


Touche.
 
2010-09-30 11:02:03 AM
Galvatron Zero: It amuses me that in the dozen links below this one on the main Fark page is a story about a foot long burger and a Domino's breakfast pizza.

That foot long burger sounds good. I'm gonna get one. Never will I eat a KFC Double Down though.
 
2010-09-30 11:05:06 AM
CeroX: Cool Story Bro warning:

I've lost almost 100 pounds since January thanks to restriction and a more active lifestyle.

I don't excercise per se, but before january i barely had any activity. I work behind a desk, i would come home and sit and watch tv or sit behind my computer and play games. These days i'm a bit more active, i play with my kids i generally do more activities, and once a week i play sports. I do a lot more outdoor activities on the weekends now too. It took 2 months to get my body used to eating reasonable sized meals though. Tough to do. I limit how much processed food i eat because my body processes that stuff way too easy and it doesn't satisfy me for the long term. I eat a lot more fish and steamed veggies now and i feel full for longer periods of time.

For all you folks struggling, cut out soda and processed foods... it might be easier to grab a burger, but your paying for it in more ways that one...


Man, that would have been a cool story if you hadn't prefaced it with "Cool Story Bro warning:". Made you sound desperate for acceptance. Which made us all move away from you on the bench there.
 
2010-09-30 11:07:37 AM
Who run Bartertown?
blog.gamesylvania.com
 
2010-09-30 11:10:49 AM
Snapper Carr: + =

/Surprisingly difficult to find a JPG accurately depicting "a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick"


I could go for one of those right about now.
 
2010-09-30 11:11:41 AM
Pick: This does not sound like a good idea to me. The fat is still in there, maybe it's form has changed, but it is still there. No weight loss has occurred as in liposuction.

Is it possible that it comes out in your kidneys and ends up in your urine?

Either way... Damn cheaters. Why do I bother going to the gym when people just eat cake, watch tv, get liposuction, and have silicon muscle implants put in? There has to be a catch somewhere. None of these plastic surgeries remove the fat from your arteries, right? Someone tell me I'm at least going to live longer.
 
2010-09-30 11:13:00 AM
Private Pyle, Are you allowed to have jelly doughnuts?
 
2010-09-30 11:18:29 AM
Tommy Moo: Either way... Damn cheaters. Why do I bother going to the gym when people just eat cake, watch tv, get liposuction, and have silicon muscle implants put in? There has to be a catch somewhere. None of these plastic surgeries remove the fat from your arteries, right? Someone tell me I'm at least going to live longer.

You're probably stronger, have more endurance, lack complications stemming from optional surgery, feel better, get sick less, and will have fewer health problems later in life.

Do silicone muscle implants actually exist? That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. Look big, can't do a pullup. That must be great for self esteem.
 
2010-09-30 11:20:06 AM
Well, I feel stupid. I spent 2 years fixing my diet, cutting out booze, coffee, quit smoking and ramped up my exercise routine until I am now pretty fit for my age. Knew I should have kept waiting for that magic pill. Time to go back to lottery tickets.
 
2010-09-30 11:20:33 AM
Galvatron Zero: habitual_masticator: schattenteufel: I've gained some weight over the past couple years.
Up from 125 lbs to 137. Getting a belly in my old age.

So now I'm doing some sit-ups every day after work.

That'll help your core muscles but won't get rid of your flab

Please explain?

Activity + increased lean muscle mass usually means more calories burned. Provided he's burning more than he consumes, he should loose weight.


My son the swimmer turned me on to 'Planks', basically get into push up position and hold for about 60 seconds, repeat 3-5 times and vary it with simlar positions hitting from different angles. works all your core muscles, not just your abs.
 
2010-09-30 11:25:47 AM
kidgenius: Galvatron Zero: habitual_masticator: schattenteufel: I've gained some weight over the past couple years.
Up from 125 lbs to 137. Getting a belly in my old age.

So now I'm doing some sit-ups every day after work.

That'll help your core muscles but won't get rid of your flab

Please explain?

Activity + increased lean muscle mass usually means more calories burned. Provided he's burning more than he consumes, he should loose weight.

True, but sit-ups don't get rid of a gut on their own. You will lose that fat equally over our body, not just in your stomach. The sit-ups will make your abs stronger and larger, but they don't directly get rid of belly fat. The exertion will just get rid of body fat all over your body. And guess where the last place you will lose your fat is? You guessed it, your stomach.



Interesting. I'm not very experienced with targeted weight loss. My problem is that I do have skinny arms/legs, all my weight seems to be concentrated at my belly, and I simply assumed that sit-ups would be the best to reduce the belly fat. What would work better in order to eliminate the gut?
 
2010-09-30 11:27:58 AM
Just wondering: does anyone have any experience of the Edinburgh marathon? I'm thinking of doing that one.
 
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