Zaggora Hot Pants
Hot Pants are a weight loss garment that increases your personal body heat to promote perspiration and weight loss. Based in the UK, Zaggora claims that Hot Pants can help you lose two dress sizes in two weeks by wearing the pants during the day, night, and during workouts.
The reviews have been amazing, so I thought I would do a bit of research to see if the pants really work.
So, how do Zagorra HotPants work? Let’s find out.
How Do Hot Pants Work?
Hot Pants look like bike shorts made of a wetsuit like material. Zaggora claims they help women lose two dress sizes in two weeks with their Celu-lite technology. The pants use your natural body heat to increase perspiration, an 80% increase by their accounts, and perspiration leads to calorie loss.
On their website, Zaggora discusses connective tissue under the skin and claims cellulite is present in women because of a breakdown in this connective tissue. (See below for more information about cellulite and connective tissue.) However, they don’t tell you how their pants help remedy the cellulite problem. Personally, I’m not exactly sure how they decrease cellulite in a more significant way than normal weight loss would.
My Experience with Hot Pants
A British friend of mine bought a pair of Hot Pants on a recommendation from her friends in the UK. (Apparently, they are quite big over there. Selling over 100,000 pairs in the first 10 weeks!) After working out in them for a few weeks, she said she could feel a difference. But, did she see a decrease in cellulite because of the pants? She couldn’t say for sure, but she did say that when she worked out she was sweating more than she ever had before. That can’t be a bad thing!
A few weeks ago a Groupon surfaced with the Hot Pants as an item. Since they are normally around $75 a pair – not cheap – and the Groupon was for $26, I thought I’d try a pair. A couple of days ago, I received them in the mail. Wearing them for the first time, I can see how they will make you prespire more. They feel like you are wearing a wetsuit, but more comfortable. After wearing them for a day my skin did feel smoother to the touch. I also worked out in them and I was definitely sweating more.
Drink a Lot of Water!
Anyone who has taken Bikram, or hot yoga, knows that when you sweat a lot it is very easy to become dehydrated. If you are going to wear Hot Pants, you will sweat more, so be sure to drink a lot of fluids! One of the perks that Zaggora says of Hot Pants is your skin looking healthier; this is probably a direct result of the increase in water you have to drink.
What Is Cellulite and Why Do Women Have it?
Cellulite is the dimpling and bulging of skin produced by adipose–or fat–cells pushing through the connective tissue under the skin. Connective tissue holds the skin to the muscle beneath it and is arranged differently in men and women. While men sometimes have cellulite, it is much more prevalent in women. The fibrous connective tissue in men is arranged in a diagonal, smooth pattern, while the connective tissue in women is arranged in a vertical pattern. This slight difference in arrangement allows for the adipose cells to reach the skin and cause dimpling.
Have you ever wondered why thin women have cellulite? This is because skin thickness and elasticity–not just fat cells and connective tissue–also play a part in cellulite. Men have thicker skin than women, so again they are less likely to have cellulite. Younger people have more elastic skin, allowing for everything to remain smooth. With puberty, the skin elasticity in women decreases, becoming more susceptible to cellulite forming. This coupled with weight gain as we get older increases the likelihood of more cellulite around the legs and hips. On and off dieting also has an effect on skin elasticity. Losing large amounts of weight and gaining it back takes a toll on our skin. Unfortunately for women, the coupling of thinner and less elastic skin along with connective tissue prone to the exposure of adipose tissue, leads to the dreaded cellulite.
Here’s what I think about the Hot Pants: they definitely reduced the appearance of cellulite. After wearing the pants for even a few days, I noticed that my skin appeared smoother and was smoother to the touch.
Did I lose two dress sizes in two weeks? No. I wore the Hot Pants every day for multiple hours every day, some days all day including workouts, and I didn’t seem to lose even one dress size. While I think the Hot Pants are helpful, i.e., they make you sweat more and can decrease the appearance of cellulite, I don’t think that the claim that you can lose two dress sizes in two weeks is accurate. I’m always a bit wary about those types of statements anyway; there isn’t a quick fix to any weight loss.
To test the Hot Pants, I continued my normal exercise routine, but didn’t change my diet at all. I think that with exercise AND diet, perhaps the Hot Pants will give you an extra boost. So, if you’re thinking about buying the Zaggora Hot Pants, don’t expect to lose two dress sizes without making other lifestyle changes as well. If you’re willing to exercise and eat properly while wearing them, you may just lose that weight!
New Zaggora Products: Nude Hot Pants, Capri Flares, and Flares
Zaggora recently came out with a few new products: Capri Flares, Flares, and Nude Hot Pants. The Capri Flares come below the knee, much more comfortable for many women. The Flares are full length leggings that go to the ankle. They are tight at the bottom. The Nude Hot Pants are for wearing under clothing. If I were to buy a pair of Hot Pants today, I think I would go with one of the Flares. I wish they had been available when I purchased my Hot Pants.
How’s this for a hot fitness trend: Fat melting tights that help you burn off 11 percent more calories while you exercise and 13 percent more calories even after you stop. Sound too good to be true? Maybe.
Dessi Bell, a 28-year-old investment banker told ABC News she invented the tights, called Zaggora HotPants, to drop a few pounds for her wedding.
They’re so effective at melting off fat, she says, because they make you sweat and sweatburns excess calories. As proof, she cited a study performed by the Chelsea School at Brighton University in England, but the study has yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, the company says.
And Dr. Aaron Cypess, an obesity researcher at Harvard’s Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, was skeptical. According to Cypess, science has shown for decades that turning down the thermostat—not up—is the better way to burn extra calories.
“It’s not clear to me from a physiological perspective why heating someone up would cause them to burn more calories because the body does not burn many more calories when you get hotter,” says Cypess. “When you’re colder your body needs to generate more heat to keep you warm. That takes energy in the form of calories.”
As Cypess explains it, cool temperatures seems to spur the calorie-burning capability of muscle tissue, and of a special, metabolically active type of body tissue known as brown fat. Adults have small amounts of brown fat, mainly concentrated in the abdomen and neck.
Studies have shown that if you cool a room down to the mid-sixties and lounge around all day in a tee-shirt and shorts, you can burn an impressive 100-300 extra calories per day.
But don’t rush to work out in an ice-cold room or get apparel like Cool Shapes just yet. (These are the fitness-fad opposite of HotPants; you basically pack ice into your workout pants to spot reduce your body’s trouble zones).
Cypess says a lot more research needs to be done on how colder temperature might affect weight loss. Ironically, he says we already know that cooler temperatures are the least likely to benefit obese people because they have greater insulation in the form of fat.
“What we don’t know yet is the best way to cool the body down or whether cold will stimulate hunger. In this era of readily available calories, a person might simply eat more to compensate for the extra calories they burn off,” Cypess says.
Cypess says HotPants seems to be a new variation of older weight-loss fads, such as the plastic sauna suits people used to wear back in the 1970s. Any weight loss they help you register on the scale, he says, is probably a temporary loss of water weight you’ll gain back as soon as you take a drink.
But the company begs to differ.
“Clinical tests on HotPants have shown that they are effective at increasing the user’s metabolic rate during exercise in comparison to standard exercise clothing,” the company said in an email. “Our customers have reported to us that when using HotPants in conjunction with an active lifestyle and a healthy diet, they have helped them get to their desired figure, and feel and look fantastic!”
Women need to wear them while doing at least 30 minutes of exercise to feel the benefits, they say, “what they ARE designed and proven to do is to help women maximize the results of the exercise they are able to fit into their lives.”
This article originally appeared on Health.com.
When we started this review we wondered why 310 Shake received so many negative comments – so our research team went to work. We saw a conga line of negative reviews on taste, so we had to look into the ingredients to find what all the ruckus was about. Next, we discovered that a lot of users hated the way it mixed. This made our team swan dive straight into the scientific research. We had to know the truth, and with this summary of our findings, now you will too…
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What is 310 Shake?
310 Shake is a meal-replacement powder designed to help you lose weight, feel more satisfied and maintain your results. Right now, I find it hard to imagine maintaining anything with this product – if the taste is Yuck City.
This meal replacement is said to have only 90 calories per serving – using no sugar or artificial sweeteners. Now we’re starting to understand the comments on poor taste, but what about the “mixability?” That’s where the quality of this product really comes into question. We’re hoping our research can shed some light on things.
But first, the ingredients:
310 TRI-PLEX Protein Blend
- Pea protein
- Rice protein
- Hemp protein
- Fiber blend
310 Greens Blend
- Organic fruit and vegetable extracts
- Grape seed extract
- Beet juice
- Dandelion root extract
The suggested serving is one scoop, once or twice daily. Supposedly, it helps you lose weight by suppressing appetite.
310 Nutrition, makers of 310 Shakes, opened in 2012. It’s available on the official website and through additional outside retailers. The business has a solid BBB rating, and customer service was pleasant and quick to answer our questions, but read on…
Experts suggest 300-400 calories a meal. 310 Shake has 90.
310 Shake Competitors
Price – “Yeah, Right?”
The first issue that concerned us with 310 Shake ingredients was the price. “Meal-replacements may help you lose weight,” says our Research Editor. “The trouble is, this company is asking customers to spend more than $136 a month if used two times per day.”
“Why does this cost $86? It is relatively small, it upset my stomach, and doesn’t make me any less hungry that the $25 protein powder. Do not waste your money,” one dieter asked.
Another says, ”I was expecting better results for the price.”
What is considered expensive to one person, may be affordable to another. One buyer was happy with the cost, “I have used this product for 8 months now. It is the best value for the price.”
One buyer was happy with the cost, “I have used this product for 8 months now. It is the best value for the price.”
Another said the same, “The nutrition is sound, they make me feel good, price is decent.”
A customer suggested how to lower the cost, “If you purchase the shakes in the bundle the price per bag is even lower.”
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310 Shake Taste – “This One’s Yucky!”
We found customer reviews claiming that 310 Shake taste was less than desirable if you know what I mean. “Very disappointed. Tastes bad. I have tried many meal replacement beverages, this is the worst, by far,” a customer shared.
A buyer also said, “I have to make myself drink this stuff because it is nasty no matter what fruit is added. It has an after taste that stays with you and if you don’t drink the shake right away it turns sour quickly.”
If you look at any protein product , there are people who like it and those who don’t. We did find some who enjoyed 310 Shake.
As a dieter explained, “I can’t wait to make a shake every morning and taste it’s goodness.”
One more offered, “It tastes good and I love how they give you recipes.”
All it takes is one issue with a supplement, like negative dieter reviews, to affect long-term success. If 310 Shake taste is as bad as customers claim, that’s where problems start.
What Does Science Say About 310 Shake Ingredients?
If 310 Nutrition wants dieters to believe the 310 Shake ingredients are proven, they don’t do a very good job of stating that. There is no mention of research or clinical studies connecting the ingredients to weight-loss, but there’s some support out there for protein to reduce appetite.
When taking products like this, reduced calories are often responsible for you losing weight, not the specific formula. At DietSpotlight, science is what divides good formulas from not so good ones. In this case, there’s nothing there to tell the consumer – hey, choose this one.
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The Bottom Line – Does 310 Shake Work?
So, all it took was a little time researching 310 Shake to come to a conclusion that may just interest you. We had a nice experience with the customer service department, but is that enough? The only concern were reviews mentioning the taste and high price. Plus, only 90 calories a meal is a small amount. There’s a chance you’ll not notice a reduced appetite.
If all you desire is to lose more weight, our suggestion is to go with a product that works with tested ingredients from a company offering excellent customer service and a deal for your money.
Among the best products we’ve seen this year is one called Dietspotlight Burn. You’ve got a combination of four clinically-tested ingredients with studies showing they can support weight-loss by helping jump-start metabolism while suppressing hunger. Based on testimonials and reviews, users have noticed some amazing changes.
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