The Road Often Traveled
As I read more and more blogs and reviews, it became evident that over a million people in North America have had the treatment and the results are conclusive; body contouring is a safe and easy way to reshape your body and cut fat. I was starting to get the idea, but the more I learned the more intrigued I became. I felt empowered by the simplicity of the procedure and was confident that there was merit in the technology. Health Canada approved the use of the laser in 2012, so I knew the regulatory aspect was in check. While the procedure is widely known in the United States, it is only recently that the technology has been introduced to Canada, so I saw that there was an opportunity. I had wondered what it may feel like to be under the laser, not just the procedures themselves- but the psychological and emotional outcomes from reshaping your body through a process that doesn’t require endless hours of sweat and exhaustion?
I had to be sure I could endorse the procedure from a first-person perspective. I took a leap of faith and invested in the first Zerona device in 2014 but it wouldn’t arrive for 11 months. I knew what I had to do. I committed to gaining fat for 11 months and then use the laser to cut the fat once it arrived. I was going to be my first client.
When I started my experiment to gain fat, I had a 34” waist. I was never one to overeat or live a sedentary lifestyle, in fact unlike some people gaining fat was not necessarily easy for me. I reflect now on how different we all are, and how disheartening it must be to easily gain weight. I was overeating with the intent to be less healthy and that itself was stressful but I knew I had to add inches of fat to my waist, chest, back, and sides so I could legitimately experience the process on my own. This was so important to me because I knew I would face naysayers and skeptics when introducing something that seems too good to be true.
The blunt reality is; food is delicious and we live in a society abundant with calorie and fat rich foods on every corner. There was no challenge finding something rich in fat and carbs to shove down my gullet. And over the course of only 11 months, I gained 8 inches total and my waist was 42”. In November, my Zerona Laser arrived and it was time to document my voyage.