It’s nearly every woman’s dream to be able to eat whatever they want and still lose weight. There is a new weight loss tool that can make that dream a reality by pumping your stomach after you eat. According to CTV News, a weight loss tool called Aspire Assist can drain the stomach of up to 30 percent of the food consumed before it is digested, which results in faster weight loss. So, how does the tool work?
Apparently, it is similar to a stomach feeding tube, whereas a tube is inserted in the stomach. The tube is connected to a device that pumps the stomach 20 minutes after eating, and can remove up to 30 percent of the food consumed. The doctors who developed the device swear it works, and that it is safer and less invasive than bariatric surgery. The best part is the device can be taken out easily, and, in theory, will teach the users healthy eating habits.
E-Max Health reported that in order for the weight loss tool to work effectively, you must chew your foods slowly and completely. Furthermore, in order for it to remove the food in your stomach, it is vital the user drinks a massive amount of water with meals. The device allows the patient to digest 70 percent of the food they eat, so they still receive an ample amount of nutrition through their diet.
The device works by connecting a small device to the small tube inserted into the abdomen and opening a valve to aspirate the food out of the stomach. At first, the user should use the device after each meal, and as they began to eat less and integrate more healthy foods in the diet, they could use the tool less and less until they no longer needed it.
Aspire Assist claims it is effective because it reduces the amount of food digested while getting the user accustomed to eating less food. Dr. Shelby Sulliva, director of bariatric endoscopy at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has studied the device and believes it could be a great weight loss tool for those that struggle to lose weight the conventional ways. Sulliva recommended the device for a clinical trial to study the data more closely.
“I need to know that having this procedure doesn’t have long-term risks―nutritional risks, infection risks and so forth. And until that data exists, I look at this as interesting and worthy of future study but not something I am going to be rushing people out the door to go get.”
Aspire Assist seems to be treading on dangerous ground and quickly became a hot topic of social media. Losing weight is not an easy feat. However, many social media users felt as if the makers of the Aspire Assist device believed that there were only two ways to lose weight — weight loss surgery or pumping your stomach. Nutritionists all over social media sounded off, stating it was not teaching healthy weight loss, instead it was teaching those who used the device how to develop an eating disorder. Is it possible the weight loss tool may not be a fix for obesity, but a way to promote eating disorders?
Right now, Aspire Assist is only available in parts of Europe. It is in the process of being approved for sale in Canada and the States. It won’t be long before the controversial product will be available all over the world. Those who have used the product swears it works and aided them in losing up to 110 pounds over the course of a year.
Health experts are not convinced the product is safe, and concerned it could trigger an eating disorder. In order to validate the safety of the device, they would like the manufacturer to invest in additional product safety testing. Tell the Inquisitr what you think about Aspire Assist in the comments below, and tell us if you’d use the weight loss tool to lose weight.
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