Have you ever felt dumber just by reading something that got your attention? I’m reasonably sure I lost a few IQ points by checking out this advertisement for the Fat Freezing Belt.
Look, I will admit to not being a rocket scientist, nor an astrophysicist, but I do have a pretty good knowledge of nutrition, physical fitness and how to successfully and permanently remove body fat. And I guarantee you, this stupid belt is not going to do it for you. I am still trying to cypher which is the bigger con, magic powders that promise to increase your metabolism, or this damn belt. It is pretty much a coin toss when it comes to how ludicrous these things are.
How this belt allegedly works.
They have ice packs that you place in your freezer until they are completely frozen, then you place these ice packs in the belt and put it on your body. If you really want to try this for yourself before buying one of these worthless belts, simply make a few ice packs to wear from things you already have in your freezer. Notice how they are vague in answering the question?
Typically, spot reduction of fat is not possible. However, if you have a medical procedure that will actually do this, you should consider that your overall body fat is still going to be an issue for you. For instance, if you are working on a little tummy bulge, is it going to help your appearance to also neglect your butt?
While it is true there has been some buzz about procedures called CoolScultping, or cryolipolysis, this product which basically claims to do the same thing is not the same thing when you are attempting to freeze your body fat at home with ice packs in a belt. What you need to know is that if you are more than a little bit over weight, this procedure is not for you. The ideal candidate is already close to their ideal body weight, but has stubborn, pinchable areas of fat that are difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. Cryolipolysis also doesn’t target visceral fat, so it won’t improve your overall health, and neither will this “Fat Freezing” belt. At best, this product might be something a professional bodybuilder might find limited use from. But face it, most people are not pro bodybuilders, and have far too much bodyfat for this waste of money to be of any use.
Attempting CoolSculpting at home is not only ineffective, but also potentially dangerous. Do it yourself cryolipolysis often involves ice cubes or other frozen materials in an effort to freeze fat cells. However, applying ice packs at home leaves you with the risk of only freezing your skin and doesn’t get rid of any fat cells. Seriously, if you want to know if cryolipolysis is right for you, go see a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon for a free consultation. It’s also important to note that this procedure isn’t a substitute for healthy lifestyle habits. Cryolipolysis only gets rid of targeted areas of fat that haven’t responded to diet and exercise.