March 27, 2004
Calorie Off High Socks


Lose 399 calories/hour just by wearing these knee highs? Not exactly. You have to spend that hour walking, too. I hope this is an additional use of calories, because an hour’s brisk walk should burn off about 400 calories no matter what you’re wearing on your legs.

These “high socks” are designed to increase your metabolism and relax your legs. They’re engineered with some kind of plant-based “slimming essence” as well. But no vitamins.

Buring calories by wearing socks sounds quite amazing, doesn’t it? But, shhh, don’t tell anyone…these are old-fashioned support hose marketed to the under-20 set. I guess the marketing works, these are flying off the shelves at Shop In.

They’re actually pretty comfy and I’ve been searching for a pair of beige knee highs for months so I’m happy to have them in my sock drawer. But as I discovered yesterday, they don’t stay up as well as they should. I walked for only 20 minutes before the left sock was down around my ankle. I guess that means I only got a 333 calorie benefit.

Posted by kuri at March 27, 2004 08:23 AM


That piggie graphic is amusing. And the Let’s Diet!

Posted by: Jenny on March 27, 2004 08:34 AM

Maybe they actually work better than you think, maybe you lost so much weight off your leg that you couldn’t hold the sock up! No? Thought not :-)

Posted by: tokyoredhed on March 29, 2004 12:43 PM
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