Does Hypoxi work?
As it’s something I’ve been doing one and off for the past five years, people often ask me about Hypoxi. Does it work? How does it work? Do I recommend it?
Well, I’ve had amazing results, but I don’t recommend it. I don’t recommend it because it doesn’t work for everyone. There are also some nutritional guidelines you have to follow on Hypoxi days and, if you don’t, it won’t work.
I’ve just completed nine sessions (Dhs 900), taken over three weeks. They sell it in courses of 18 sessions in Dubai but I’ve learned that my body only responds to the first nine. After that, the law of diminishing returns applies: it’s just not worth the effort. It’s not a difficult thing to do – you sit on a stationary bike and pedal gently for 30 minutes while a vacuum sucks the blood to your problem areas. I find it really, really tedious, not to mention sweaty but, for me, it’s a proven way to burn fat fast, so it’s worth it. To understand how it works, click here.
So, how did I do?
According to the “boss”, who measured me at the start: I did incredibly well. According to her, I lost 36cms in total off my tummy, hips and thighs.
But when she was measuring me on Day 1, I noticed she was holding the measuring tape loosely to give a falsely high measurement so the transformation would be more impressive. I double-checked my measurements at home and found she had added 9cms to my waist!!
According my own measurements, I lost a total of 11.5cms, which, while not as impressive as 36cms, is not bad for three weeks’ work. I’m not ready for lipo yet…