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I... would rather be fat! [Apr. 20th, 2006|04:09 pm]
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A bold weight-loss program of the Life of Life Healing Spa in Hong Kong involves actually setting fire briefly to the parts of the body holding the most fat, according to a December dispatch in London's Daily Telegraph. According to owner Karen Chu, the fire follows an energy flow "reading," full-body exfoliation, high-pressure hose spray, and herb-and-potion and alcohol rub-downs (but wet towels and a fire extinguisher are at the ready in case of problems). Chu said about 100 clients have undergone the treatment, with no complications, and the ones interviewed by the Daily Telegraph reporter praised the service. Chu said the treatment is based on traditional Chinese medicine, but a Hong Kong doctor interviewed by Agence France-Presse said, "I have never heard of such a thing." [Daily Telegraph (London), 12-4-05]
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From: snoboarder7997
2006-04-20 04:11 pm (UTC)
It's called exercise...if you are that overweight just start trying to eat healthier and maybe go for short walks and slowly walk more and more over time...maybe start to run eventually? I think it's crazy how people do stuff like this and crazy diets when all they really have to do is eat healthier and exercise...
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[User Picture]From: seci
2006-04-20 04:21 pm (UTC)
ah, but that's too rational. And most people are just too damn lazy - everybody wants a quick fix ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-21 08:07 pm (UTC)
This is true, too.
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[User Picture]From: aongeli
2006-04-20 07:19 pm (UTC)
and then there are those of us who decide to be moderately healthy.

Since January 1st, i have drunk more water, eaten less fried food and sugar, more veggies, snacked less, and biked 20 to 30 miles a week - we're talking soaked with sweat here.

The only weight i lost was the two weeks I was sicker than a bad horror flick.

my mother swims 6 days a week - 12 laps a day(or more) in an olympic sized pool. Has for YEARS. Nothing. I'm sure her heart is healthier, but sometimes, you just can't win...

oh well. =)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-21 08:16 pm (UTC)
Well, a lot of that is muscle too though.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-21 08:07 pm (UTC)
I agree. Radical treatments should only be taken when all other avenues have been tried.
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