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I can't believe it, but this thing works.
on December 20, 2014
I'm a medical scientist. I was convinced this was a scam yet the reviews were overwhelmingly positive and I bought it on a whim late one night. When it arrived I had forgotten I'd ordered it. I was embarrassed to have been taken for a fool. But I put it on anyway. Did some light cleaning around the house and when I took the belt off a couple hours later my stomach was DRENCHED in sweat. The rest of my body was normal. I took this as promising, but still, it's just water weight, right? Fast forward about a month. I am a convert. It works. I wish I had measured myself before, but just looking in the mirror I see a difference. BUT let me tell you I am female, 50 pounds over my ideal weight, and store most of that around my stomach: 3 factors that make me the ideal candidate to see results. I don't use it every day. I'm sure what I'm losing is water weight that would eventually come back, but it certainly doesn't come back immediately as I had always assumed water weight did. If putting a $15 belt on for a few hours every couple days is all it takes to make your stomach a little less fat, who cares if it's not permanent? Just keep wearing it at least every few days and the inches seem to stay off. I am pleasantly surprised to say my back looks slimmer as well, and how much water weight can one really store in their back? I don't know or care how this seems to be actually working, I just care that it is. Only problem is, like I said, I store my weight in my stomach, so I could use some trimming from my upper abdomen all the way down to my hips. As the pictures show, it doesn't cover this entire area. I'm buying a second one so I don't have to choose what part of my stomach to wear it on. I'm been wearing it around the smallest part of my waist and I've noticed my figure has gotten more and more hourglass like. I want to start wearing it on my biggest problem area: my lower stomach, but don't want to lose the curves I have going on right now. Not sure how well wearing two at once will work out, but hey, it's fifteen bucks.
A few more things to know: it's very comfortable. I am more than familiar with spanx so I may be slightly immune to that compressed feeling, but after a few minutes I forget I'm wearing it. And unless you're wearing something formfitting, it's pretty discreet. Also, I'm very thick around the middle and when I wrap the belt around I have plenty of overlap. Even if you're very overweight, chances are that this will fit you. Another plus: the Velcro is strong and also huge...I can't imagine this ever accidentally coming undone or popping off. It's a big long rippppppppp when I take it off.