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November 30, 2011 3:15 PM
Am I the only one who got a visual from "Silence of the Lambs" when you read this?

"Thou places the lotion in the basket..."
November 30, 2011 3:18 PM
Thanks @dixiedavidson, interesting - that makes sense! :)
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November 30, 2011 3:18 PM
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I wish this were true . .l'd be hung like a pony!

drinker laugh drinker laugh Well played my friend!
November 30, 2011 3:18 PM
Unless your intestines are on the outside, no.
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November 30, 2011 3:21 PM
so yes this seems like a silly question to most of you... but I remember back when I did the Dr.Bernstien diet (or something like that, I was like 12, and I dont recomend it) they limited the cosmetic products you used, like lip gloss,body lotion,facial cleanser, saying something to the effect of your body will asorb the sugars and fats in it through your skin.. so although the notion is a little crazy and doesnt really have merit, the question makes sense considering there are "health professionals" spewing out this info.. and why did do they spew out such sillyness? becuase they have thier own line of sugar and fat free cosmetics! (at least the clinic thing I went to did lol)
November 30, 2011 3:22 PM
Maybe she talking about Crisco? You won't gain weight, but you might get a SERIOUS tan!
Edited by MisterKD On November 30, 2011 3:24 PM
November 30, 2011 3:24 PM
Really? Really? This is grammar school stuff guys.

YOU DONT EAT THROUGH YOUR SKIN.
SKIN IS FOR RESPIRATION AND PROTECTION.

Actually, I stand corrected, this happened to my dog, BUT HE LICKS HIMSELF.
November 30, 2011 3:24 PM
Seriously?
Edited by therenegadeangel On November 30, 2011 3:25 PM
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November 30, 2011 3:30 PM
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QUOTE:

I wish this were true . .l'd be hung like a pony!

drinker laugh drinker laugh Well played my friend!



Yes, very well done!!
November 30, 2011 3:35 PM
filed.
November 30, 2011 3:38 PM
Hey, it never hurts to be kind... I'm well-educated, just not in nutrition. The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know - and how much more I can learn by acknowledging and being curious about the things that I don't completely know. Okay, end assertion. :)

So, apparently, what hits the skin has a chance to hit the bloodstream. It's not clear to me why that means the fat isn't absorbed into the body, except for taking it on faith that the GI tract is the only system that can store fat.
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November 30, 2011 3:41 PM
I make a paste out of negative calorie foods and rub that on my skin.
November 30, 2011 3:45 PM
What about rubbing food on your skin?????

It probably adds weight too....
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November 30, 2011 3:45 PM
Remember the band DEVO, the DE-Evolution has begun.
Everyone check to make sure you still have opposable thumbs.
November 30, 2011 3:48 PM
It's very important to rub the oil on the skin, or you'll get the hose again.
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November 30, 2011 3:49 PM
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Hey, it never hurts to be kind... I'm well-educated, just not in nutrition. The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know - and how much more I can learn by acknowledging and being curious about the things that I don't completely know. Okay, end assertion. :)

So, apparently, what hits the skin has a chance to hit the bloodstream. It's not clear to me why that means the fat isn't absorbed into the body, except for taking it on faith that the GI tract is the only system that can store fat.

Do yourself a huge favor, grab a book on nutritional basics.
November 30, 2011 3:53 PM
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If you want a more technical answer: anything you apply topically (on your skin) actually hits your lungs, not your GI tract,


Er... no.

You are correct that topical doesn't go to GI... but it doesn't go to your lungs either. You have to inhale it to get it to your lungs.

Or, hypothetically speaking, it could enter your blood stream and get transported to your lungs and the rest of your body via circulating blood... but it doesn't go to lungs directly.
November 30, 2011 3:59 PM
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So, apparently, what hits the skin has a chance to hit the bloodstream. It's not clear to me why that means the fat isn't absorbed into the body, except for taking it on faith that the GI tract is the only system that can store fat.


"Chance" is relative. You're skin is a pretty effective barrier against most things. Unless it's broken (cut, sunburned, scraped), it will even keep nasty stuff like viruses out, including HIV and other scary things people tend to freak out about (the viruses get in through other routes- the eyes, nose, mouth, vagina, anus... you get the idea). Not that I recommend you go picking HIV contaminated anything up with just your hands... but skin does a pretty good job of protecting your insides.

As for oil? I think its highly unlikely that the oil will make it through all your layers of skin and into your body. Could it happen? Sure... but not enough for it to make any difference in weight.

You have layers and layers of skin. The outer layers are dead (and they're supposed to be dead).
November 30, 2011 4:01 PM
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How much does the oil weigh? And do you have huge, absorbent pores?


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November 30, 2011 4:04 PM
I am laughing out so loud with almost every reply to this post....
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November 30, 2011 4:04 PM
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So, apparently, what hits the skin has a chance to hit the bloodstream. It's not clear to me why that means the fat isn't absorbed into the body, except for taking it on faith that the GI tract is the only system that can store fat.


Also, the GI tract doesn't STORE fat. It ABSORBS fat.

I'm not sure if that was a mistype or a misunderstanding.
November 30, 2011 4:13 PM
Wish I had some McD's french fries. love
November 30, 2011 4:25 PM
I feel dumber every time I come back to this thread.....
November 30, 2011 4:28 PM
Well the table weight gets heavier when the masseuse gets on top of my back.......................


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November 30, 2011 4:34 PM
Yes. The reason I'm not losing any weight is because of all the calories I take in when I get oil on my fingers draining the oil from my lazy friend's tuna.

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