Posted by Nicci | Posted in Other Stuff, Supplements, Weight Loss | Posted on 12-10-2010
I have a cake baking in the oven (unfortunately, not a Big Top Cupcake), and it smells amazing. There’s just nothing like the smell of freshly baked cakes, cookies, or bread. In fact, just smelling the cake–which I’m not even going to get to eat–is making me hungry. If I had this week’s Way Back Wednesday product handy, though, I’d be all set.
AromaTrim is weight loss product designed to help prevent its users from eating, literally stopping them mid-chew, before they could eat too much. As the infomercial shows, all these people had to do to prevent overeating was just sniff the AromaTrim, a little piece of plastic with an undefined “herbal” odor:
Finish the brownie? No way. Eat three or four giant cookies? Uh-uh. Gobble down a vat-sized cone of french fries? Puh-lease. Apparently, AromaTrim “changes the taste” of food through its “herbal” odor. I’d be curious to know what kind of herb these people were inhaling . . . er, sniffing. Stinkweed perhaps?
Regardless, I’m going to assume that it must smell pretty awful to keep Biggie there from his fries.
Strangely, AromaTrim came in two different scents–one designed to control cravings and the other designed to suppress hunger. If it makes your food taste like swamp water, does it really matter which scent you choose? For that matter, couldn’t you just sniff the gym sock of an overweight 7th grader? Actually, according to AromaTrim, the special “herbal” blend scrambles your brain’s hunger signals (that’s what I’ve heard about certain “herbs”), and doesn’t merely mask the taste of the food with a truly horrendous stench.
The television airwaves are filled with infomercial weight loss products. From “diet foods” such as Smart for Life Diet Cookies to supplements like Formula 9, SBL, and Emagrece Sim, there are a number of products designed to help you lose weight without having to resort to sniffing some unimaginable funk, replacing your hunger with nausea and repulsion. Wouldn’t you rather take a diet supplement or eat a cookie?
Speaking of cookies, there’s the timer on my cake. There’s no way I’d do anything to kill that smell. Mmmmm . . .