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The Bitter Truth Of Slimming Centers

The Bitter Truth Of Slimming Centers

Slimming centers were not known to people a few decades back. Today there are plenty of them popping up like mushrooms pop out during rainy season. And, a person who wants to lose weight can easily get carried away from the advertisements these centers show with the amazing ‘before-after' pictures, toned bodies, flat tummies, and so on.



Here are a few popular claims of slimming centers and the realities to bust those myths.



Claim: Some of these centers claim that you can lose around 8 to 10 kilos in 15 days by only attending their sessions, without exercise and diet. They also claim of providing spot reductions for problem areas in the body like abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, and chin.



Reality: It has been proved by various studies that losing more than 3 to 4 kilos a month is harmful to health. Losing weight gradually by following a healthy diet and exercise regimen is the best proven way of weight loss. Moreover, there is nothing called as spot reduction. You cannot lose weight only from one part of the body; you can only lose your overall weight. So when you do lose your overall weight, you will definitely lose weight from the bulkier areas like abdomen, thighs, and arms. Genetics plays a role in the fat distribution which cannot be altered through ‘spot reduction'.



Claim: Most slimming centers use the so called ‘fat-burning machines' where they wrap you with steam belts or some leather pads. When these machines are on work, you will feel a sense of heat, vibration, or tapping. As explained by these centers, these machines help in breaking down the fat in the body and these fats once broken down, move out of the body through lymph nodes.



Reality: This is absolutely wrong and there is no scientific basis for these fat-burning methods.



Claim: Some of these centers also use products called cellulite gel, cellulite oil, or cellulite cream, which are sold at ten times or more of their cost price. The explanation given is- "cellulite is different from ordinary fat, which cannot be tackled with exercise or diets alone and needs special care. It is made up of fat, waste materials, water that's trapped between fibrous tissues just beneath the skin surface."



Reality: This is again wrong information without a scientific basis. There is no treatment for cellulite in the body. Some of these centers fool customers by using Isabgol (plant-based fiber used to treat constipation) with water to make a gel-like substance calling it cellulite gel and claim that it helps in burning fat when applied on the specific area. They also mix a different combination of aroma oils to refined oil and call it cellulite oil. This is unfair to people who are already emotionally hassled due to excess weight and other health issues. How can fat burning be so simple? No such cellulite cream/oil/gel will help in burning fat or losing weight just by applying it externally on the problem areas of the body.



If losing weight was so simple, then anybody could lose weight just by using these products. If that happened, we could say "All Gain without Any Pain". If it was so easy, then 30 million Indians would not be overweight- statistics as revealed by National Family Health Survey.



The only positive side to shelling out so much money on weight loss is that once you register you would probably be more motivated to lose weight.



Even if you lose weight with the help of these slimming centers, it might not be permanent weight loss. The best and the safest method to lose weight is by following a healthy well-balanced diet and regular exercise. Hence, if you plan to lose weight, it is very important that you choose a reliable and safe method which does not lead to any further health problems or side effects. Be a smart consumer and choose the right path!


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2 Months ago

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2 Months ago

As the saying goes, there is no shortcut to success, same applies to weight loss as well.

3 Months ago

Nice one

3 Months ago

goood

3 Months ago

Thanks!!

3 Months ago

Excellent

3 Months ago

Good Article

3 Months ago

thanks.

3 Months ago

This is a nice article to safeguard people opting for these slimming practices.

3 Months ago

Thanks for the advice

4 Months ago

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5 Months ago

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5 Months ago

If a moderate exercise is added to my formula it does real magic. Believe me.

7 Months ago

I did not have time for exercise of any kind. Only a carbohydrate free/controlled diet will do wonders. If you do it striclty for even one month the results will be seen in the coming months.

7 Months ago

This is really a worth info to all people who get trapped with the quick weight loss ads. I am a classic example who has experienced weight loss only with a carbohydrate free diet.

7 Months ago

I completely agree with the information mentioned here. Weight loss is a gradual process and we need to be vey calm patient. never say die attitude matters a lot. I have lost around 8 kgs in past 5 months, even tho the speed is less but i am happy.

8 Months ago

Thanks to ChiHealth. You saved me from getting into sucha trap.

9 Months ago

Its a very good informative article.

9 Months ago

Very good article.

9 Months ago

The best way to reduce weight is with balanced diet and regular exercise. I cultivated this habit and leading a very healthy life. All these slimming centres make money by exploiting the public by trendy ads.

9 Months ago

Nice article.. The articles from ChiHealth are very useful.. thanks team

9 Months ago

This is really good article,nowadays the major problem for men and women is excess weight, wherever you go they will give false promises, instead of that exercise daily and eat healthy.

9 Months ago

Don't over-rely on any one food item, variety is key. The more variety of foods you eat, the more disruptive it is for your fat accumulation system. Happy Slimming.

9 Months ago

My 1st law of weight loss: Eat Less - You don't gain 300gms of weight if you eat 200gms :) Stop eating while you are not completely stomach-full. Ofcourse, do watch on what you eat & frequency.

9 Months ago

Be a smart consumer and choose the right path!

9 Months ago

Nice article.

9 Months ago

For me a combination of walking and running worked well. I reduced from a weight to 93 KGs during my peak to 73 KGs today. It took me 1.5 years though ... it was worth it.

9 Months ago

gud article, we are so used to our sedentary lifestyles that we are just a little lazy to step up & do anything... I paid 15k just to reduce 10 kgs & did not reduce ... well end of the day all of us want to get healthy but prefer instant results,

9 Months ago

Nice Article, everyone is looking for a magic pill that will make a difference instantly.These comments are for myself. My BMI is around 30. Recently i have joined Gym , But still not paying attention on Diet.

9 Months ago

9 Months ago

continue to above....We just need tho stick to schedule and look at the resuts that are going to help & motivate us. and at the same time keep our eyes open to those centers who are just fooling people around.

9 Months ago

continue to above .... Classic example is our FMP... why do we have this if we are learning same things that we learnt in school. If someone tells us about the basics and we follow with schedule then it's okay.

9 Months ago

Agree & Disagree :-) Some slimming centers are doing an honest job and recruited real good professionals. Understand it's just going back to basics however what's the harm.

9 Months ago

It is good to do exercise daily,Drink plenty of water and just walk..daily around 40 min u can feel diff in a week. Don't go for this kind of Packages they are really waste of money.

9 Months ago

9 Months ago

regular exercises, using stairs or just regular walking/running will increase your stamina and can keep you fresh all day!

9 Months ago

'No pain , no gain' is the reality whether you like it or not.

9 Months ago

Good Article!!! the best way to reduce weight is proper diet with enough exercise.. if you really want to loose the weight fast, use stairs instead of lift DAILY... it works like magic... CAUTION: PEOPLE WITH BP PROBLEM SHOULD NOT TRY THIS..

9 Months ago

I am also one of the fool who made money and expecting for results. Initially i reduced upto 5 kgs in 45 days but after that i bounced back and i am still struggling to lose even a kg.

9 Months ago

Very useful information. A good eye-opener. I had also fallen into such a trap by VLCC and bought the cellulite oil which proved to be useless and my money wasted :(

9 Months ago

And yes, it does not involve any cost. Being a Gym member is not mandatory as you do most exercises on the field and outdoors. You need to be dedicated enough to get up early.

9 Months ago

And yes, it does not involve any cost. Being a Gym member is not mandatory as you do most exercises on the field and outdoors. You need to be dedicated enough to get up early.

9 Months ago

And yes, it does not involve any cost. Being a Gym member is not mandatory as you do most exercises on the field and outdoors. You need to be dedicated enough to get up early.

9 Months ago

Here at Infy BBSR, our gym instructor does a weight loss program every year (similar to Biggest Loser Wins). It involves couple of exercises, Yoga, aerobics and a lot of walking on our cricket field. I was able to lose 3-4 kgs in 15 days. It also kept me fresh thoughout the day. Try that, it works. Diet needs to moderate like Roti Dal etc.

9 Months ago

People after shelling so much money makes them motivated to lose weight finally end up doing exercise and healthy diet which they would have even done it without joining any of those centres

9 Months ago

we all know that this is a business to earn money from the people who can easily pay.

9 Months ago

I still go there occasionally, since I have paid so much money. What they have told me to do is to exercise & diet. They alone cannot do anything.

9 Months ago

I have been regularly going for sessions there. Initially there was a loss of 4 kgs in a month, but that shot up to the same when I came back after my marriage break - 2 months.

9 Months ago