Due to the number of people who find themselves with an appetite to lose weight, the diet industry is a lucrative one, making it a playground for all sorts of ridiculous concepts and pills that simply don’t work.
Some people are lucky as they seemingly have the ability to breeze through life eating whatever they like without gaining a single pound of unwanted bulk. For the rest of us however, the word “diet” is always lingering on the periphery of our cerebrum. Annoyingly.
Wouldn’t it be great if there were some type of clothing that burned calories just by wearing it! Well, a Toronto based former NCAA athlete turned personal trainer claims his line of high-tech fat burning clothing can do exactly that.
Adam Paulin, the brains behind Thin Ice, is confident that his new age smart garb is capable of burning 500 – 1000 calories per day. The Thin Ice vest basically tricks your body into thinking the temperature has dropped by targeting thermoreceptors which in turn stimulate the brown adipose tissue pathway.
In short, the science behind the temperature-related weight loss is the similarity between shivering and exercise. Shivering activates brown fat which burns calories to generate heat. Something along those lines, anyway.
The first thing that probably crosses your mind is “why the hell would I want to spend my days shivering? Would I not catch a cold or even die?” Not to worry, because apparently the cooling vest only targets specific areas of your body so the shiver response will not be triggered.
The Thin Ice vest contains Peltier-based cooling technology that’s powered by rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries which last between 2 and 4 hours. Extra batteries that can be easily swapped to increase the length of your fat burning session will also be available.
The vest uses Bluetooth LE to connect to its companion app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Within the app, you can check how many calories have been burned and also control the temperature of the vest. Also to be found in the app are tips and other features to help you shed lbs.
The technology housed in the vest can be removed, making the vest itself machine washable. According to its makers, Thin Ice is comfortable enough so you actually can forget you’re wearing it, even comfortable enough to be worn in bed. losing weight while sleeping, now that’s something I could live with! But, I’m not convinced this cooling vest would be my bedtime fat burning BFF.
You can head over to Fundrazr to learn more and pre-order the blubber beating garb for $165 with an estimated shipping date sometime in December 2016.
Thin Ice is Literally the world’s coolest clothing, and on the grounds that shivering can apparently burn 100 calories in 15 minutes, I’d be willing to give it a go..