I was surfing the internet the other day and came across an article about a weight loss belt. There was no picture so I could only imagine what they were talking about. My first thought was about the vibrating belly wobbling belts that I have seen on the shopping channels.
You know, the machine that looks like a running machine but has a giant strap that causes the belly or butt to wobble violently.
Whilst I think that every gym should have one for spectator amusement, I can’t help wondering why someone would go to the trouble of making a running machine, then finding a way of making someone wobble without the actual exercise?
I mean, doesn’t the fat wobble enough when you are running?
Electric shock weight loss belts…
Then my imagination moved on to the belts that give little electric shocks to cause muscle contractions.
Maybe this was a weight loss belt?
OK I know that going out for a run takes a bit of effort, but surely putting up with continuous electric shocks does too? So, you are sat there watching TV with a can of beer, and your belly is twitching continuously under your shirt, are you moving towards your goals?
How about sitting through a management meeting whilst being constantly stimulated under your clothes? Sounds interesting…. But no, this is not for me. (The meeting or the electric shock treatment).
I have never tried a weight loss belt, nor do I plan to. I guess that if they were that great then someone would have mentioned them to me by now…
Then my imagination went into “weight loss belt” overdrive…
Whilst brainstorming I came up with a couple of ideas for a weight loss belt that might work….
A giant wrestler-type character approaches you at the gym with an angry expression on their face. They are holding a leather belt with a heavy buckle. They tell you that you are going to train with them otherwise they are going to thrash you with the belt. You are not sure if this is for a spoof TV show and your friend is setting you up…
You decide not to take the chance and end up having one of the best training sessions that you have ever had.
You make a bet that you can lose weight gradually within a fixed period of time. You agree to sign a contract that says that you will remove the buttons and fastenings for your jeans, pants, skirt and any other clothes. You will wear a weight loss belt that will be shortened by one notch every month. You have to use this belt to keep up your clothes. Without the belt, your clothes will keep falling down as a constant reminder not to pig out.
If you cannot fasten the belt at the end of each month then according to the contract, you will forfeit all of your worldly possessions.
I think that I am on to something here…
Before I apply for a patent or start some beta testing, I would appreciate some feedback to see if I am on the right track.
Are my ideas worth pursuing? How about the electric shock belt or the lazy persons running machine? Please comment on which might be the best weight loss belt in the comments section below.