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The experiment is on..
The one where I try the terrible detoxing, anti bloating powder, and crow bar myself into some shape wear all in the name of science.
I do some stupid shit sometimes.
Do you remember last post how I lost my ever loving shit at companies Happy Mammoth, and Emma Relief for their terrible marketing to vulnerable women? You can read it here if you missed it.
Essentially though, I was having a time ripping these companies to shreds for their marketing, because as usual they were making fat bodies out to be the most undesirable thing in the world which is bad enough, but with a new added bonus of attacking peri and menopausal women. How fun for us!
Anyway, I got so mad that I bought some of the Happy Mammoth stuff. Happy Mammoth have a huge range of seemingly contradictory products, so I bought the most generic with the most offensive slogan.
Yeah, after the fact, I’m asking myself the same question.
I wanted to conduct an experiment.
I figured I would buy the stuff, use some of it, and let you know the results.
Happy Mammoth have said this product will “dissolve toxic belly fat”.
To be clear, I have no idea what toxic belly fat is, or how it will be dissolved, but another claim was that it helped to reduce bloat, which as a perimenopausal woman, I know a lot about, and so the questions in my experiment are:
Does it dissolve toxic belly fat?
Does it reduce bloat?
So sometime this weekend I will begrudgingly try this stuff, see what the results are, because believe it or not Happy Mammoth said I will feel a difference after a few hours (yeah you know as well as I do what’s going to happen!)
Also in my recent rage against meno diet products, shape wear entered the chat.
Why are we so desperate to be thin?
You know, I understand people wanting to change their body composition for medical reasons, for comfort reasons, just because they want to. But shape wear is touted to reduce body size so you can fit smaller clothes, or appear smaller to other people?
AND it reduces body size, by compressing your body parts on to each other, rather than allowing them to take up the space they naturally take up.
Look, I have so many questions around this. I understand compression tights for lipedema. I understand binding garments for gender affirming care. But shape wear to make someone appear smaller, I don’t get. What is the bloody point?
Anyway, in my fit of rage, I bought some shape wear too. All the ads I get served show very thin people, delighted at becoming thinner for some reason, and I want to see what these things do for fat bodies. I don’t think I own any clothes that are too small, but regardless, I will crowbar myself into this ridiculous shape wear thing, and see what it does for a fat body. I predict nothing but several minutes of compressed, can’t breathe very well, discomfort.
Wish me luck pals.
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