Forget about control pants or other undergarments that promise you instant weight loss without as much as lifting a finger. There’s a new player on the scene, and it says it actually has scientific backing for the claims it makes.
Hotpants are regular workout tights that, thanks to the Celu-Lite technology, are able to make you sweat more, thus lead to faster weight loss and the diminished appearance of cellulite.
However, this doesn’t happen overnight and it certainly doesn’t happen by simply slipping into the pants before you head out for a walk: Hotpants are, as noted above, workout gear.
“Made using Celu‐Lite technology, Hotpants reduce fat and the appearance of cellulite by using natural body heat to increase perspiration by up to 80 per cent,” the Daily Mail writes.
Studies have shown that, with each gram of perspiration, the body burns one calorie. On a daily basis, a woman can burn up to 600 calories without even knowing it, so the answer to more calories burned is to sweat more.
“During a two-week trial, 19 out of the 20 women reported losing inches after wearing Hotpants every day for 30 minutes. Average results showed a loss of 10-12 lbs in weight in just two weeks,” the Mail further writes.
Its own columnist tried them out and came to the conclusion that, indeed, they are helpful – but only if you put in the effort and work out as well; they don’t do much otherwise.
“The combination of exercise and the hotpants has been noticeable, but they are no quick fix to inch loss,” a review of the product reads.
“The more you do in them, the better they work, so those who think they can just walk around in the pants will probably come off disappointed,” adds the same report.
The Hotpants sell for £44.99 ($69.5 or 51.3 Euros) and have been available for about 10 weeks. Since they came out, 100,000 pairs have been sold in the UK, the Mail estimates.