If I could reduce my weight by bathing, I’d never get out of the bathtub! That is, only if I could have three meals and my snacks delivered to me also. But….what about exercising? What, doesn’t the flutter kick count for something?
This ancient bit of foolishness “sold in London” where all the smart and toney folks lived, promised more than it could deliver. It was mostly table salt. Yep, it was just good old white NaCl, not even pink Himalayan salt or fancy pants black salt from Hawaii.
Of course, we modern folks in the Kitchen would not fall for this scam. The only good a salty bath can do is to relax us or keep us out of a room where food is located. I did use the “tub cure” when I quit smoking back in the 70’s. If I wanted to smoke, I got in the shower or bath. Hard to smoke there! The purveyors for this cure suggested a chemical process was taking place, however. I used a physical intervention.
Trust me, our bath water doesn’t enter our pores in a natural way, or an unnatural way. If this were the case, none of us would ever survive swimming in a lake or creek. Only if we have open cuts or sores will bath water enter our bodies (TMI, so sorry, this is Science talk, deal with it!). Thankfully, our bodies are designed to be protective containers.
What we eat and drink makes a difference. The type of food, how it’s cooked, how it’s processed, how much and how often we eat all makes a difference. Also don’t forget, our exercise, our metabolism, our muscle mass, and our insulin resistance. We each are a mysterious, wonderful, and unique creation, but not one of us will lose weight in the bath tub!
I love you all—keep your joy alive.
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