Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Fasting Day 50 - 128

The aminophylline cream cream arrived today. I ordered it online yesterday from That was fast! Plus, it was half the cost that charged for the exact same product. Here is the abstract from the article, "Topical Fat Reduction From The Waist", in the May, 2007 edition of Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism:

Research methods and procedures: Fifty men and women who are 21–65 years of age with a BMI greater than 27 kg/m2 and a waist to hip ratio ≥average were randomized in a 1 : 1 ratio to 0.5% aminophylline cream to the waist twice a day or no treatment to the waist. All subjects were instructed to follow a 1200 kcal balanced diet, participate in a walking program and return biweekly to encourage compliance. A theophylline level was drawn monthly, and the waist, BMI and waist to hip ratio were remeasured at 12 weeks.

Results: At week 12, there was a significant reduction in BMI from baseline that was not different between the groups. The reduction in waist circumference was 11 ± 1.0 cm in the aminophylline cream group and 5.0 ± 0.6 cm in the control group (p < 0.001). The reduction in waist circumference was significant for both women and men, but the women lost significantly more waist girth. The waist to hip ratio, a measure of fat distribution, declined. Aminophylline levels were undetectable, and there were no adverse events.

I applied it to my stomach and neck. I don't think your supposed to put it on your neck -- the skin is too thin. The lotion absorbed right through, I could taste it and it made my throat numb -- then I got really sleepy -- could hardly keep my eyes open. Haven't checked, but I bet one of the side effects of aminophylline (or some other ingredient in the lotion) is drowsiness. Better just stick with applying it to the abs for now. Even if it doesn't speed up fat loss -- at least it makes a nice lotion.

Walked - 1 hour

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