Bliss Spa recently introduced FatGirlShrink, an electro-stimulation process that claims to get rid of water weight by applying muscle-stimulation electrical currents to the body. The pain-free procedure promises to spur weight loss, tone skin and muscles, and drain toxins.

It also requires the application of clay, a conductor to the electricity, as well as seaweed, which helps to detoxify and re-mineralise the skin.

At $180 for an hourlong session, the procedure is not permanent and results vary.

Not everyone is onboard with the “FatGirlShrink” movement.

Dr. Ronald Sha tells The New York Times: “Electrostimulation is one more fad for people who have spent their whole lives gaining weight effortlessly and now want to lose that weight effortlessly and quickly.”

Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, a board-certified family practitioner and nutritionist in Manhattan, echoed his sentiments: “Electrostimulation is really only a reasonable option for people who are sedentary or who can’t otherwise exercise. [Everyone else] can burn much more calories working out with a trainer and following a healthy diet.”

What do you think of the process, Clutchettes? Is it an easy, convenient way to lose weight or is it taking things too far? Would you ever sign up for a “FatGirlShrink” session?

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  • fruits, nuts, grains and vegetables…..

  • Its just a way for lazy fat people who will attempt to lose weight but when it doesn’t work (which it won’t) they’ll preach fat acceptance and the big-boned, genetics, its my medication, “I love myself the way I am” tripe. A session is $180, my gym membership is $40 a month so one session is the equivalent of 4.5 months of access to the gym. I’m with James here: fruits, nuts, grains and vegatbles but would like to add three things: EXERCISE, MODERATION and WATER!

    • ^5

    • edub

      Yep! Besides, water weight is the first weight you put back on. I mean, do this spa session and eat croutons on a salad and you are back at square one! I’m all for…fruit, nuts, grains, and vegetables. Seriously.

    • African Mami

      errrrm, I’m munching on some salt and pepper croutons right this minute. loool! Oh miiii gosh. Well, I got some grapes too so I guess I’m evened out right?!

    • Valentina

      “but when it doesn’t work (which it won’t) they’ll preach fat acceptance and the big-boned, genetics, its my medication, “I love myself the way I am” tripe.”

      ^Spot on!

  • African Mami

    Go to Africa.

  • Laugh

    Hey, don’t jump down fat people throats because you KNOW the only fools who will buy this are skinny people who think they are oh so huge! Nothing beats eating healthy & working out. It’s not a big secret.

    • “Hey, don’t jump down fat people throats”

      dat was a pun, right?

    • The Taker

      I agree. I don’t see (actual) fat people doing this. It’s always the skinny to average sized ones whom are quick to jump on these type of trends. It’s funny to me that these people always think fat people will actually fall for these gimmicks. Big people already know what the deal is. Once they finally get that *come to Jesus* moment, they will lose the weight…The right way. Give folks some credit.

    • Bingo! People always point the finger at fat people but usually for procedures like this mostly average/skinny people do them not the overweight. Because the lady in the picture isn’t fat so….but I forgot bashing fat people is a sport to some.

  • Mademoiselle

    “an electro-stimulation process that claims to get rid of water weight by applying muscle-stimulation electrical currents to the body”

    …sooo, it boils the water off/out of you???