In a landscape littered with unscientific and downright stupid weight loss products, it takes something extra stupid to get our attention. Fortunately, weight loss is a big business, and some of the products on the market today seem purely intended to find out how far they can go before we call bullshit. After all, surely nobody is really out there buying ...
6Weight Loss Sunglasses
One of the nicest gifts our ancestors left us is our sense of disgust. Not the look-at-that-tramp-Betty White-who-does-she-think-she-is kind of disgust -- though most of us have that in spades -- but our gut-churning sense of revulsion at the sight of spoiled food. Not just the smell, but the color of food is huge when it comes to our appetites. It keeps us from getting sick.
And according to some color theorists, blue is the most unappetizing color, partially because it's rarely found in food in nature, but also because blue food makes us think we're eating either mold or the droppings of a semi-retarded, well-dressed ghosts:
So, if blue ruins our appetites, it only make sense that turning all our food into blue ghost poop would help us lose weight. Thus the Diet Sunglasses were birthed.
The makers of Diet Sunglasses stuck blue lenses where cool mirrored ones should be because blue food looks gross, and who wants to eat stuff that looks gross?
Even if it means looking like a flamboyant aviator as you eat.
The really crazy thing is it might actually work ... just accidentally. There's no scientific data saying that blue is the least appetizing color ...
And about one thousand blue M&Ms that call bullshit.
But there is data that suggests it's the most relaxing color, and scientists think you're more likely to eat well if you're relaxed. That makes sense when you look at this testimony from a user. While her appetite wasn't exactly squelched, seeing the world in blue did relax her, and a relaxed belly is a less ravenous belly.
So basically, you could get the same effect by just playing Enya music while you eat. Or, you know, change your diet and try to exercise.