Cold Shoulder vest for weight loss

JeromeBarry1 Posts: 10,182 Member
edited July 2017 in Health and Weight Loss
Well, anyone?

This is much along the lines of standing at my desk all day to burn an extra fraction of a calorie per minute because my heart has to work a little harder to pump blood a little higher. With the cold vest, the body has to burn more calories to produce enough heat to maintain 98.6 optimum temperatures. It's the same as living in a cold climate.


  • CJYogii
    CJYogii Posts: 24 Member
    Well, it makes the exercing harder and you CAN use it even though it is not actually needed. And besides I dont think that anyone would buy that. As long as you maintain in a calorie deficit you will loose weight no matter if you use it or not and think that having a cold shower would have the same effect than that but that is just persnal opinion
  • PaulaWallaDingDong
    PaulaWallaDingDong Posts: 4,640 Member
    edited July 2017
    It'll probably work as well as Oprah's advice to stand inside the freezer doors at the supermarket for a few minutes while shopping to burn extra calories. I know the women who followed it have shed immesurable amounts (literally) of weight since that episode.

    ETA Endorsed by Dr Oz? Not surprised.
  • DebLaBounty
    DebLaBounty Posts: 1,172 Member
    I lived in Alaska for 20 years. I went on hikes at 20 degrees for at least an hour each time. Definitely cold. I would think that the presence of cold has very limited effects, if any, on weight loss. My opinion is that the cold vest would be a complete waste of your money.
  • Azdak
    Azdak Posts: 8,281 Member
    edited July 2017
    This is of those things that sounds good in the carefully controlled conditions of a research lab, but has almost no practical benefit.

    OTOH, it would have come in handy at work last month when our AC went out.
  • piperdown44
    piperdown44 Posts: 958 Member
    Good for keeping you cool on a hot and humid summer day or when wearing Level A suits.....weight loss, not so much.
    As hot/humid as it is around here right now I could use one but I ain't forking over that kind of money.
  • rtogetfit93
    rtogetfit93 Posts: 109 Member
    If you just get up and do 250 steps an hour- you'll be fine. I have a sedentary job but still burn 300+ calories extra a day just by getting up every hour and moving.
  • stealthq
    stealthq Posts: 4,298 Member
    $150 for that!!?? A couple of ice packs in sleeves strapped to your torso?


    Otherwise, I'd consider it. The heat and humidity are murder on my runs - not to mention potentially dangerous when stupid me unintentionally pushes too hard. At that price though, I'll settle for taking it slow and easy.
  • JeromeBarry1
    JeromeBarry1 Posts: 10,182 Member
    The closest I ever got to using cold packs tactically was when I was quite obese and insisting on mowing my own grass in the heat of summer. I'd put an ice cold gel pack on the top of my head, put a flop hat on top of that and affix the hat by a string under my chin. The point of it was to avoid heat stroke. I haven't needed that this year because it hasn't been hot enough to bother me.