Now you can have your cake and eat it too — and get rid of it before your body absorbs the calories.
Everyone, at some point in their life, has probably wished they could eat any amount of food without fear of putting on weight. Well, you can thank this 21st century technology for making your dream come true.
The gadget has been specifically designed for obese people above the age of 22 who are battling weight gain but have to resort to other more complicated techniques such as surgery to trim down.
A Pennsylvania-based company, Aspire Bariatrics, developed the device, which is made up of a pump that must be connected to a hose implanted in the person’s stomach.
The hose is further attached to a circular valve, and about a half-hour after eating, the patient must open up the valve for 10 minutes to drain out around one-third of the calories consumed.
To test out the effectiveness of the gadget, the FDA used two groups of people. One group consisted of 60 people using the device while the other group received lifestyle therapy but didn’t use the device. It was noted that the group that used AspireAssist lost 12.1 percent of their body weight over a year, whereas the participants who didn’t use the device only lost 3.6 percent of their body weight.
While the benefits of using the gadget are significant, it is important to note that the FDA has warned users of nausea, constipation, diarrhea and indigestion as side effects of using it.
No one, as of yet, has reported a long-running negative experience from the use of the device, though critics are calling it "assisted bulimia."