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Save Your Money: The Chin Gym

I was watching some old Ellen (I know, I am obsessed with her) videos the other day and came across her mom, Betty, trying out "As Seen on TV" fitness contraptions. One product, the Chin Gym, caught my eye as I thought there was no way this product existed but I was wrong, it does exist.

The Chin Gym ($39.95) is basically a really complicated looking contraption that promises to reduce the double chin and define the jaw line by trimming, toning, strengthening and removing wrinkles from chin, neck and jaw line muscles. Here is the deal, the only thing really able to rewind the effects of aging and gravity is plastic surgery if you are willing to go that far. If you're looking to remove excess fat from your facial area, unfortunately there is no real way to spot reduce target areas like your chin or your back. I know I may sound like a broken record, but it is true: Exercise and eating a healthy blanced diet are the only real ways to get rid of fat (without going under the knife) including your chin and back. If, despite my attempts to talk you out of spending your money on this contraption, you still want to try it out,

Want to laugh at Ellen's mom trying it out? Then,

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KarenVStefanini KarenVStefanini 9 years
I have to say that I did use this several times and did feel incredible pulling and tensing of the muscles and also noticed improvement but was afraid to cause damage to my gold crowns and other expensive dental work such as root canals etc. There are many gadgets that really do work better than surgery and the results look much better than plastic surgery in my opinion. The various vibrators work great at firming on the same principal the Soloflex uses as to vibrations firming and the battery run electrical stimulators are supposed to work also -- the facial toner (I believe that is what the gismo is called that people hold in their mouths and squeeze the mouth together) is also one that I have seen results with if done correctly and well as the profile toner -- they all work on muscle resistance theory which is tried and true. Ask body builders if it sounds foolish. There are many supplements and HRT is a youth extender as well -- I use many supplement, hrt, etc and a couple of years ago when visiting my mother-in-law's senior center two of her neighbors told me they thought I was her granddaughter and would never guess I was her daughter-in-law. I was 61 at the time.
dreamsugar dreamsugar 10 years
Ellen's mom is so cute -- :rotfl: -- "put it out in the yard"
vrico2005 vrico2005 10 years
What will they think of next?
SassyRedhead SassyRedhead 10 years
Wouldn't it be great if it worked, though? Sigh.
rkdub rkdub 10 years
I love Ellen!
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