Putting a staple in your ear to lose weight is yet another silly gimmick
Add to that list the newest fad to come along in that same genre of weight loss gimmicks: EAR STAPLING!
You heard me right. According to this Jackson, Mississippi-based WLBT-TV story,
people are all excited about having their ear stapled in a 10-minute
procedure with the hopes of finding a way to curb their appetite and
lose the weight.
NOT JOKING! This is a real story featuring a company called Staple
Trim, which serves 150 customers eager to have a staple put in their
ear every single day in the hopes the fat will melt away.
the staple releases endorphins into your body which, in turn, keeps you
so content you don't feel like you have to eat and stress is relieved.
Other benefits include improvements in sleep, constipation and even
I can tell you why all of this is happening. BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT A
FREAKIN' STAPLE IN YOUR EAR AND IT HURTS LIKE THE DICKENS!!! You know
the best way to cure any pain in your body? Make a BIGGER pain in
another part of your body! My brother used to stomp on my toe when I
would complain about my head hurting as a kid. When I asked him why he
did that, his reply was, "I bet your head doesn't hurt anymore!"
He was right! That is something that probably applies to the ear
staple, too. It's just another way to psychologically trick yourself
into believing you are doing something positive for yourself. But what
a crock of you know what.
Dr. Feelgood ear stapling clinicians don't even have to have a license
to shoot a staple through your ear. Yikes! Who can you complain to if
something goes wrong? Double yikes!
At $55 a pop every three months, many people will conclude that this is something worth trying to help them lose weight.
I have said many times before, when you are overweight or obese and
think you have tried anything and everything to lose the weight, then
you become hopelessly desperate to find ANYTHING that will work. How
else can you explain something like ear stapling to reach the
mainstream if people weren't gullible enough to think it could actually
work for them?
don't know if shooting a staple in your ear helps you lose weight or
not, but I do know that it won't teach you anything about eating better
or improving the bad habits that got you fat to begin with. The sure
sign of a weight loss fad is when it expects you to do something
strange (pop this pill, drink this coffee, eat this cookie, take this
vacation, install this device in your stomach) to yourself and then
leave you hanging about what other important changes you need to make
to keep the weight loss permanent.
is what is so great about livin' la vida low-carb. Sure it goes against
everything you've ever been taught about what is "healthy" by
encouraging the consumption of fat and protein. But most low-carb
programs are well-rooted in sound scientific research with step-by-step
instructions about how to make it work as a lifetime commitment for you
to control your weight.
the media likes to focus on weight loss gimmicks like ear stapling, the
fact is that the low-carb lifestyle may be just what most people are
looking for if they would educate themselves a little more about what
it actually is. If you think being on low-carb is eating a pound of
bacon for breakfast, bunless cheeseburgers for lunch, and a 16-ounce
ribeye steak for supper, then it is obvious you are getting your
information from the media.
if you want to find out more about what this amazing way of eating is
all about, pick up any of the outstanding low-carb books available on
the market and see how nutritionally-balanced livin' la vida low-carb
is and has always been. And you can keep that hole out of your ears and