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Coma Diet

Slothful rich people lose weight effortlessly.
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Open a clinic for rich and lazy people who can't find the willpower to diet and exercise. At this clinic people are placed into a medically induced coma and subjected to a high nutriet, low calorie intravenous diet and a daily regimen of exercise machines and electrically stimulated muscles.

Since the patient will not be aware of the passing of time, going in for this procedure will seem magical. They close their eyes and wake up a few months later a new person.

This would also be the perfect opportunity to perform cosmetic surgery.

A good recommendation would be to initiate the procedure in winter. Say just after Christmas. Then when you awake, it's a nice lovely spring day, you're 50lbs lighter, your cheeks are pulled back and your teeth are white.

I got this half baked idea while watching Kill Bill Volume 1.

pixelswisher, Nov 11 2004

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       I fear this treatment would both be very popular and a little dangerous.
neilp, Nov 11 2004
  

       Slothful and rich don't go together anywhere near as much as slothful and poor. I wonder why.
ConsulFlaminicus, Nov 11 2004
  

       Heh.
Hey Pix, you've been here for a bit.
  

       And you would lose some more weiht after you have been woken from the coma as you have not used your muscles for so long and you would need to learn to walk again.
Pellepeloton, Sep 14 2006
  

       [Pellepeloton] did you read the part in the idea that touched on the muscle-exercise issue?
zen_tom, Sep 14 2006
  

       There's not just the electrical stimulation of muscles here, but the fact that the pathways in the brain aren't being reinforced. Although the muscles are being exercised you may be unfamiliar with what you need to do to move them by the time you come around.
st3f, Sep 14 2006
  

       What about a comma diet? Punctuation only.
etherman, Sep 14 2006
  

       Gotta look after your colon.
st3f, Sep 14 2006
  

       [st3f], you're quite right in that respect, but unless well rehearsed neural pathways are imbued with levels of significant buoyancy, none of this is going to cause a person to "lose some more weiht".
zen_tom, Sep 14 2006
  
      
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