Monday, May 14, 2012

Eating cupcakes without adding any calories?

Don’t you ever wish you could stuff yourself with all kinds of delicious treats without feeling guilty about putting on weight? Just read an article that we’ll be able to do just that.

Familiar with electronic cigarettes? They are ingenious cigarette like gadgets designed as an alternative for smokers who just can’t put the habit away. Basically they turn a nicotine containing liquid into vapor that is allegedly a lot safer than tobacco smoke. US based company Vaportrim was apparently inspired by e-cigarette technology to create a similar device that is meant to help people lose weight. Their particular health aids apparently allow users to inhale delicious sweets like vanilla cupcakes or blueberry muffins without the many calories that usually come with them. 

The colorful vaporizers take advantage of the taste-smell connection. According to their research, 70% – 75% of what we taste is actually smell. So as you inhale delicious vapor, smell and taste receptors send messages to the brain, which in turn releases hormones telling your body it’s full. Apparently, studies have proven that the sense of smell triggers feelings of fullness before our stomachs do. So, by enhancing taste and smell, the inhalers help you feel full faster, so you eat less and lose more weight. There is a wide choice of flavors because it comes in 14 different flavors to choose from.

Being advertised by Vaportrim as the world’s first calorie-free dessert, it sounds great in theory, but does it really work? I wonder... It just looks more like e-cigarettes without nicotine marketed as a weight-loss products.