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And You Thought Your Dog Made You Feel Guilty: mypetfat

I've seen a lot of diet tricks in my day, but nothing compares to carrying a chunk of fat around with you to remind yourself how much that twinkie really means to you. Let me explain...

Mypetfat is a way to increase your own accountability and consciousness. The basic principal is that by carrying around mypetfat, you will have a visual reminder of the results from what you are putting into your body. Jay, the mastermind behind mypetfat, says that, "Calories only count once they cross the lips." So, the ultimate key is by stopping the calories from making it past your lips. You can get it in three sizes: 1 oz (220 calories), 1 lb (3,500 calories) and 5 lbs (17,500 calories). You can take it with you to restaurants, to ball games or even just keep it at home in the pantry to stop mindless snacking. I've got one sitting here on my desk right now, and I've got to say, it's pretty motivating when four o'clock rolls around and I am looking through my snack drawer. If nothing else, it's a great conversation piece.

What's more, mypetfat is offering you, my fabulous FitSugar reader, a 50% discount on some products online at

  • To get $10.00 off a mini mypetfat, which is a one ounce anatomically correct replica of body fat -- Just enter FIT [case sensitive] into the coupon box after and then hit apply coupon.
  • To get $10.00 off the "1/2 is more" ebook, which is a reminder that inspires you to start enjoying eating again and in doing so, not only will it affect your waist in a positive way, but your wallet as well -- Just enter SUGAR [case sensitive] into the coupon box and then hit apply coupon.

Enjoy -- After all this could be the only pet you've had that won't pee on the floor when you leave it alone for too long.

Join The Conversation
fashionvictim85 fashionvictim85 10 years
sorry, but i think carrying such a bunch of fat with you is kind of sick. it may boost eating disorders if you're susceptible to them. i myself often have problems with my self esteem and my body, even if I'm thin and i know that this thing would freak me out!!
Annabean Annabean 10 years
Oh wow, that's gross.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Ew, Im going to barf.
SU3 SU3 10 years
Keeping it in your kitchen will definitely help you stop snacking!
monica117 monica117 10 years
I cut fat away from human skin for my PhD project, and I can say that is some pretty accurate looking fat. I bet it doesn't come with the smell though, that would really help keep someone on their diet.
Chickonspeed Chickonspeed 10 years
That's the perfect thing that will make French people say once again " these Americans are totally CRAZY" ! lol As far as I'm concerned, (sic) it's the diet mentality pushed much too far. Not making women bad about their bodies ? oh, c'mon... Please, remind me how many women with EDs are there in the US ? How many billions are spent each year for losing pounds ? If women feel good about their bodies, what would they buy ? no more pills, creams, diet books, so-called "lean" food, etc...It's the key of all the diet/food/cosmetic industries : making money out of women's bodies. Check : "When women stop hating their bodies" by Hirschmann & Munter, for e.g.
southernff southernff 10 years
As my Mama says, "The truth hurts". Mypet fat is anatomically correct, which means that it is exactly what your extra fat looks like. If you are like me, it is easy to be in denial about all of the extra weight you carry. With MyPetFat, I can always have the "truth" in front of me instead of BEHIND me, which is out my sight because I am sitting on it! There are a lot of us out here that are not just a few pounds overweight. I need to lose 80 pounds. If I don't, I'm looking at a lifetime of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, possible diabetes or heart disease. As gross as it may be to some people, mypetfat is what fat looks like. I may be a little biased because I am a regular reader of the MyPetFat blog and I also am a following The Beck Diet Solution. The genius behind MyPetFat is a real guy with real weight issues like all a lot of us. He has found something that motivates him and has chosen to share. I know his intentions are not to make us feel bad about ourselves, but to give motivation to help improve our health. I can't wait until I get MyPetFat in the mail. I wonder if it would be good battered and deep fried??
RebeccaAdele RebeccaAdele 10 years
I love this site! It cracks me up. What a great motivational idea. I found it over the summer and am glad you are sharing it here.
misogi misogi 10 years
I would buy the one ounce mypetfat for a just seems like a funny gift. :D TeamSugar, hook us up with some virtual mypetfat! :P
mypetfat mypetfat 10 years
I'm sorry if this idea leaves an impression that makes women feel bad about themselves as that was never my intention. In fact when ever I can, I like to share with people stories, books and resources that empower all of us to once and for all get a much more balanced and healthy mindset about all things weight loss, exercise and eating. And after a lifetime of searching I recently came across what I think is the most amazing, truly life-changing book to once and for all get your thoughts in a healthy place. It's called "The Beck Diet Solution" but if you take a look at it, you'll see it's far from a "die-t", it's a oh, I "get-it".
cageyme cageyme 10 years
I agree with Ashlynn Rose. Do we really need another reason for women to feel bad about themselves and what they eat? On the other hand, it could be a fun prop around Halloween time.
bizzybee bizzybee 10 years
Someone once told me that a pound of fat is equivalent to 4 sticks of butter and I've used that as my visual. It's a less messy option.
Beaner Beaner 10 years
OMG - I LOVE this idea. I am such a visual person. When I was in High School, we had to carry around an egg for our Child Development class, to give us and idea of what it'd be like to take care of a baby. I think this could really help people!
caitlinp86 caitlinp86 10 years
that's so gross, but it's reality...I don't think I'd carry one around with me, but it would definitely make my friends laugh.
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
gross, dude. :sick:
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
:ROTFL: Wow, what will they come up with next?! I'd think this would be a sure way to cause people not to eat at all.
Ashlyn-Rose Ashlyn-Rose 10 years
It's funny but I think it's an awful concept-- let's try to make women more neurotic about what they eat! Sorry, I'm not getting one.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
SICK- but you're right, good motivation!
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