Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Low Cal Day 4 - 127

We are meeting my boyfriends family in LA tomorrow. There will most likely be food involved. I have decided to make today a low calorie day so that tomorrow will be a normal eating day for me.

An email message from Medscape piqued my interest today. It contained a link to a one minute video entitled, "Fat Reduction by Topical Waist Applications May Actually Work". It stated that in a clinical study, dieters who rubbed "cellulite cream" on their tummy lost 6cm more off their waist circumference than dieters who did not use the cream. If you aren't interested in filling out their membership form just to watch a 1 minute video clip, here is a copy of the transcript:

This is the Medscape Medical Minute. I'm Dr. George Lundberg. So many people struggle with body fat, generalized and localized. How wonderful it would be if a person could rub on a topical cream and make the fat go away. Three researchers at Louisiana State University recently published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism, a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial that asked this question. If 50 adult men and women with body mass indices over 27 kg/m were on a prescribed 1200-calorie balanced diet and a walking program, would the addition of the application of 0.5% aminophylline cream to the waist twice a day change BMI and waist circumference? After 12 weeks, the answer was yes, 11 cm less in the cream group and 5 cm less in the control group -- a significant difference. BMI decreased in both groups; waist-to-hip ratios declined; women lost more; aminophylline blood levels were undetectable.[1] Small sample size, but an exciting result, worthy of further study. I'm Dr. George Lundberg, reporting.

hmmmmm I might have to test this research out on myself....

3 protein/water shakes

walk 45 minutes

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