Christmas parties are just around the corner, and while they are usually a lot of fun, there is also a lot of pressure to look your best.
We all know that a balanced diet and regular exercise is the best way to do this, but we also know its not always easy with a busy schedule. So as a part of our on going feature series, ‘staying in shape this winter’, we have investigated some of the diet shortcuts available on the market.
First up Strawberry Laser Lipo. You have probably seen this advertised countless times on Groupon, and is being touted as the latest non-invasive, pain free inch loss treatment. But does it actually work. We were curious, so sent down one of our writers to find out.
Strawberry Laser Lipo targets fat cells via a low level of laser energy, and we were promised up to a 4 inch reduction across the chosen measured areas such as the waist, arms and the most common problem for men… stubborn back fat.
The laser is able to target problem areas by essentially making fat cells porous and enabling the cells to release water, glycerol and fatty acids into the bloodstream. The fat cells reduce in size and the released free fatty acids, glycerol and water are then transported around the body to the tissues that will use them to create energy during the metabolic process. This process is a natural function that comes into play when the body needs to use stored energy reserves and is simply mimicked by the treatment. After the treatment you are required to complete a 20 minute cardio session to ensure the elimination of the freed fatty acids which is converted into energy and then worked off.
Science aside, we tried out the treatment at The Body Silk Clinic, near Monument, London. We weren’t really sure what to expect, and to be 100% honest were a little nervous about the whole thing. However, the friendly staff quickly eased our fears and walked us through the entire process. The treatment sessions only lasts 10 minutes and is completely pain free, making it easy to fit into your day. We only did one session, but were told for best results a course of 8 treatments are needed, with 2 treatments undertaken each week. However after only one session our lucky guinea pig had already lost 3”.
Although we would love to see the long term results of a full course of treatment, if your looking for a quick fix check out Strawberry Laser Lipo.