Weight loss pain patch

They’ve got them for smokers, Girl Scouts and ripped jeans. So why not a patch for weight loss?

That’s what plastic surgeon Dr. Nikolas Chugay thought. So he invented the Chugay Tongue Patch, which is sewn onto the tongue and makes eating food painful. (I wonder if it makes you talk funny, too.)

Since chewing solid foods will be “very difficult and painful” with this patch, patients are limited to a liquid diet. Which is all well and good if you follow a nutritional liquid diet, but my fat kid mentality would try to live off of ice cream, hot chocolate and frappes. (And then I’d wonder why I gained weight with this “miracle patch”!)

"I'd say the Chugay Tongue Patch is a daily reminder of how just because your physician has an M.D. behind their name it doesn't mean they're bright," obesity Dr. Yoni Freedhoff told the Sun Sentinel. "That a physician believes that 'doing no harm' involves promoting physical discomfort as the key to helping inspire long-term behavioral change in patients is truly depressing, both for his patients and for the profession."

So far a whopping 10 people have tried it and some have lost as much as 20 lbs in the first month. (No duh. If you can’t chew you probably won’t be able to ingest Doritos and donuts … unless you puréed them …)

I think I’d rather just hire a friend to pinch me every time I try to eat cake.

What do you think? Would you want wire mesh surgically applied to your tongue?

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