When your body gets cold, your metabolism cranks up. You burn more calories. Thin Ice is making vests, shirts, and insoles containing battery-powered Peltier plates, which become cold when current passes through them. You can control the cooling system with a phone app. The manufacturer estimates that you can burn between 500 and 1000 calories a day wearing the clothing.
The flaw with Thin Ice is that being cold makes you hungry. Your brain will demand food to replace the calories you are burning. Diets don't work if you are hungry all the time. Rob mentioned earlier today that a low carb diet has helped him lose weight. I've been on a low carb diet for almost five years and my weight has stayed down, and I rarely get ravenously hungry.
My grandmother Sophie Pescovitz died when I was 2-years-old so I was blown away to see her in these outtakes from a crazy 1930 newsreel in which she demonstrates a bizarre “weight loss” machine! Bubbie Sophie says with a wink, “Won’t my husband love me now when I get home? You know, they like them […]
The best part of the video is the increasing happiness and confidence you can see on his face as his body transforms. (Isou Dw)
Bill Barnwell topped the scales at 334.7 pounds on January 1, 2105. This year, he’s a little over 200. In this essay he writes about his depression, body image, compulsive eating, and what he did about it. Barnwell describes his compulsive eating as “the fear of missing out.” My compulsive eating had little to do […]
The biggest companies in the world rely on Python to power their technology and services, and more brands of all sizes are jumping on board. As the second best-paid programming language in the country, Python offers developers the chance to make an average of $120K a year. Take your career, and your salary, to the […]
You’d be surprised anyone would have to say this, but…there are plenty of items that don’t belong in a suitcase. Like a bag of dead birds. No, really…people are actually packing bags of small dead birds into their luggage these days. Look, we can’t tell you how to pack. That’s your business. But we can […]
Presidents’ Day and VPNs may not be a natural fit at first glance. But think about it for a minute. George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were both American presidents whose legacies are forever tied with liberty and freedom. And what is a VPN service if not absolute web liberty and freedom for all your digital […]