Controversial Health & Fitness Products – No Sweat: EP18


So some of you guys might not know this but
the health and fitness industry is actually full of conflicting theories and beliefs. For example, I’m always asked my thoughts on certain health and fitness products. So there are some products that a lot of people totally swear by and then there’s another
camp of people who actually call these products out as scams and say that they actually promote
unhealthy habits. So today, I’m going to share my
thoughts on some products that deem kind of controversial in the fitness industry. So the ketogenic diet has been a very trendy
diet for the past year. It’s a diet that puts your body in a state of
carbs deprivation and it triggers it to use your body’s fat as
energy instead. So with this diet came the rise of many
other keto related products like keto snacks, keto supplements, keto coffee
and I came across this keto product that I found particularly interesting
but also sounded a bit iffy. And it’s called the Prüvit keto drink mix. So I actually came across this product
when I was on Instagram and I saw a lot of influences were
promoting as well as selling these products. Which kind of got me thinking, is this
some sort of MLM? SoI actually got my hands on these products to see what the hype was all about. It’s a powdered drink mix and it comes in
a variety of flavours and what it does is that it claims to
actually put your body in a state of ketosis just within 60 minutes of drinking it. So firstly, think about how that sounds,
just within an hour of drinking it, you know you instantly start to burn fat. I mean that to me, it sounds really too good to be true because for those of y’all who have actually done Keto’s diets before or are familiar with the
keto diet, you know that your body actually takes at least two to three weeks
to get into a state of ketosis. So obviously I’m not a scientist so I can’t
definitively tell you if this works or not so I’m gonna try it out for myself to see
whether or not it hosts truth to its claims. So now I’m doing a little unboxing and show
you guys what the sachets look like. So let me read you what it says on the packets. This product is not a medical treatment,
medicine, or weight loss supplement. It is an exogenous ketone product that
elevates ketone levels in the blood. What exogenous means, the ketones
that are found in these products are actually from external sources and it’s not naturally
produced by the body. Ketones trigger your body to use the fat’s storage as energy instead. It says it’s not a weight loss product but they do tell you that drinking this gives you the benefits of a keto diet which also leads to weight loss. So I think it’s quite confusing. So I have about half a litre of water here, and it smells very sweet, almost like bubblegum. Alright, so I’m gonna try it out right now. If you mix an artificially flavoured peach drink with Yakult and artificially flavoured flat soda water,
then it will taste like this. And I’ve tried like many different sport supplement
drinks before, I tasted like artificially, naturally flavoured sports drinks but this
definitely takes the kick as probably like the worst tasting I’ve ever come across. I know that taste is very subjective, so
even though this doesn’t taste very good for me, some people might think it tastes really delicious. But personally, I just think that it’s very stale tasting,
it leaves a very strange aftertaste in my mouth. I can’t imagine myself finishing
the entire cup of this. But I have to because I’m gonna take the test. I also think it’s like really strange that this product also has sugar. It actually has 4g of total sugar,
which is considerably high for a keto product. And all these are per serving.
If you’re on a strict keto diet, you are on almost zero grams of sugar kind of diet. So the fact that it has 4g of sugar in each sachet,
it’s quite strange. I would say that I’m even more sceptical
about it after reading the label. So I’m gonna finish up the last of this keto drink. So it’s been about an hour and I’m gonna take these ketone test strips and see if my body is in ketosis. there’s a colour chart on the bottle, I’m
gonna pee on the ketone strips so if it turns a dark brown colour that means there’s a lot of ketones present in my urine. But if it stays the same, then that means
ketosis did not really happen. So I’m in the toilet now, I’m gonna take a ketone test. Take out one of these, pee on it. The stick had been pee on. Now I am supposed to wait 40sec. And 40 sec is up.
Is my body in the state of ketosis? It’s negative, it’s nowhere near
any of these colour changes. In conclusion, my thoughts on this keto drink mix are
that it’s a waste of money and it doesn’t work. Think of how much money you are spending on a drink. I would say that nothing beats proper exercise and nutrition because there isn’t a one-stop like quick fix to this you know, maybe in the future, you might find an advanced method to help us to burn fat like really quickly but honestly, all these are just quick fixes
and it’s very easy to be swayed by these marketing things so I would say that if you ever see
anything like this, that promises you like immediate results without exercising and without
proper nutrition then it’s something to be very worried about. Something I get asked about quite a lot is
waist trainers. Now waist trainers are basically closets
that you wear around your waist and it helps to give you an hourglass shape without any exercise. So the idea is that it kind of pushes
the belly fat in your midsection downwards to give you that big booty and tiny waist. They were made very popular on
social media by influencers and celebrities like the Kardashians
who swear by them. So you’re supposed to wear this when you are sedentary, meaning during times that you’re not very active,
so if you’re you know, sitting at your desk or watching TV
then this would be a good time to wear it. And you’re not supposed to wear it for
an extended period of time. However, some people take it to an extreme
by wearing it all the time and some even to sleep. And because of that, waist trainers
have caused a lot of controversies because wearing it for an extended period of time
constricts your blood flow, affects your breathing and that’s also why some experts say that
it causes unhealthy habits. So how you’re supposed to use it is that you just fasten
this over your waist. As you can see, it gives you that tiny waist
and that hourglass figure. And you wear it underneath or over your clothes and it’s gonna help to cinch your waist inwards. So waist trainers are meant to be tight, so it is actually meant to squeeze all your fats like downwards. But if you find that it is too tight for you,
you can also loosen the clasp halfway through and this will allow you to breathe a lot easier. So personally I have purchased and
used waist trainers in the past and to be very honest, I’ve used
them in all types of situations. I’ve used them when I was working out when I was sedentary when I was active and even to sleep. I wanted to use them in all types of situations because I wanted to see how they worked or if they worked at all. So after my own personal trial and error, I’ve gotta say
that I have pretty mixed feelings about waist trainers. So what I do like about waist trainers. whether or not I’m working out, is that it makes me more conscious about my core. My abs and my core muscles are kind of like squeeze through this very tight corset. And it’s kind of like doing a plank while sitting down because I get that sensation of squeezing
my lower abdominal muscles. And I do feel like when I’m working
out with my waist trainer that my lower abs are engaged a lot more but I will say though,
like a little disclaimer is that, if you are new to waist training then I highly recommend
you not working out with this because it can become very uncomfortable and
it does affect your breathing. You should only do it once you become more accustomed to it and not excessively. I did use them when I was working out last time because I used to compete and there’s a lot of emphases
on having a small tiny waist. So now that I’m not really competing anymore,
I don’t use the waist trainer as frequently. So another thing I like about this waist trainer
is that it actually helps you to improve your posture so you know when you’re wearing this
waist trainer it’s very hard for you to be sitting over and hunched because your body
is pretty much like squeezed into a state where you’re forced to sit upright. And sitting up with better posture actually reduces any kind of like body ache issues that are postural related. Let me just emphasize, not to wear them
for extended periods of time. I personally wore it for about 14 to 16 hrs once before and it was so tight I remember feeling super
lightheaded, my breathing was very shallow and after that, I never wanted to wear it
for anything longer than maybe like four or five hours. So something very important to note is that
waist trainers do not actually burn belly fat and it does not actually reduce
the size of your waist. I even heard of some people wearing this during
meal times as an appetite suppressant. With this tightening around your waist, your stomach is pretty much squished, it makes you eat a lot less. So I think this is very very unhealthy, it
sounds almost like an eating disorder. I would say that this is definitely not the way to
use these waist trainers. If you’re trying to lose weight, exercise and
proper nutrition is the way around it and you shouldn’t be relying on things like this to
you know, suppress your appetite because it does become an unhealthy practice. So my final thoughts on the waist trainers are that
if you want to try it out then go and try it out. There’s nothing inherently
wrong with the product itself but I think that the problems kind of arise when people
start to misuse it. So if you ever try it out and you feel that
it’s very uncomfortable then listen to your body and stop using it. So sweat inducing products have become very
popular nowadays. What they do is that you apply them to areas
that you want to sweat more and it’s gonna help you to induce
perspiration in that area. So they come in different forms
like creams, waxes, oils and there are even some sweat belts that you put around your midsection area that actually induces sweat in the area. So I managed to get my hands
on one of these popular sweat inducing products. So here is the Sweet Sweat stick. So I’m gonna show you how this works, so as a test, I’m gonna apply this to one of my arms to see whether or not it makes me sweat more
and then leave my other arm as a control. Putting a little like glue stick on my arms. Glides on quite nicely. it doesn’t feel very greasy. So the idea here is, you’re not supposed to rub it in, it’s just to have a film over your arm so that it will produce more sweat. So I think because this product is made out of
a lot of natural oils, so on my body, it does look very shiny but I am not sweating. So right now I’m gonna start my workout, I plan a high-intensity interval training for myself and I’m gonna see whether or not this Sweet Sweat makes me sweat. Let’s go! Mind you I actually had problems sweating and it’s very hard for me to get into sweat mode.
If it works, it’ll definitely show. So this might look like I’m sweating a lot but I think it’s
just the cream that’s kind of like melted into my skin. And it looks very shiny now
and it feels a bit greasy actually. So I’m gonna do another two rounds of this workout,
see if I actually break a sweat. So I am definitely sweating by now, and as you can see, my right arm is very dry. But my left arm where I put the Sweet Sweat, you can kind of see these little water droplets
forming around my arm. Usually, I don’t even sweat in my arms, so
the fact that there are these like sweat droplets that are forming, it’s quite surprising. It’s
definitely not something that usually happens to me. But I would say I’m sweating the most
in my like head. So I’ve done a lot of research on these sweat products and you’ll find that none of them actually say that these products help you to lose weight. In fact, all they claim to do is to help you sweat more, which is fine you know, it’s what it says on the box. So why this might be controversial is that people have this misconception that by sweating more, they are burning more fat, which is totally not true. Sweating is actually your body’s way of colling down its body temperature when it’s working out. But I will say that sweat is highly motivating because when you’re in the gym and you’re sweating, you do feel pushed to work out even harder, especially when you see the sweat you kind of see the
fruit of your labour. So I would say that sweat does have its benefits in making you push more in the gym. So my personal thoughts on these health and
fitness products are that everyone’s just looking for a quick fix you know, everyone
wants to find a magic pill or one step’ solution in order for you to get results fast. I think that it’s very easy to be sway by marketing tactics because you see all these products
online, you see a before and after and you know you think that like wow this must be
some kind of magical solution to my problems. So I think it’s very important for you to do your own
research and to not just take things at face value. And when it comes to trying new products, especially when it comes to things that you ingest, you know like health products and supplements, I think it’s very important to consult your physician or your doctor before you try them out. In short, don’t believe everything you see online and
definitely be a discerning buyer. And I know it’s very tempting to buy into all these quick
fixes but nothing beats proper exercise and nutrition when it comes to reaching your fitness
goals. So that’s all I have for you in today’s episode and if you’ve tried any of the fitness products, please do let me know in the comment section down below because I want to know your experience or what your thoughts are on these products. And if you heard of any other crazy
controversial fitness products, I want to know about them, so leave them in
the comment section down below. Thank you all so much for watching this video, if you
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55 Comments

  1. Tyyyyeeen! <3 ily bby!

  2. Second comment and 125th viewer…. lol sounds fast enough…

  3. I really appreciated the honesty and down-to-Earth nature of this video 😊

  4. I laughed at the sweat enhancer

  5. try super senji

  6. I want tyen and hype hunt crossover

  7. Please do a video on slimming pills.

  8. I’d really like to see a video on ems products as i am highly skeptical of them and i can’t actually find any research for it!

  9. googles how long it takes to go into ketosis
    Oh wow, 2 days. Basically when your liver runs out of glycogen stores. You know, because that’s the point of the Keto diet… I’d never do this diet. Way too acidic for the body but whatever. You do you boo boo.

  10. to be honest the sweat enhancer could still be a gimmick, it could just be the oil thats preventing the sweat from evaporating from her skin and formed droplets instead. making it seems like more sweat is being produced when in actual fact, there is no difference in the amt of sweat produced with or w/o the product

  11. WOW THIS MAKE MY PANTIES WET ~!!!!!!!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  12. Basically all that products are shit HAHA

  13. who needs sweat inducing products when you can just walk for 5 minutes under the sun in Singapore? 🤣

  14. Do one on the the more popular protein shakes in sg pls! These arent that raved in sg tbh

  15. Argh I’m so envious of people who don’t sweat easily. I sweat just moving around at home 😫😫

  16. A waist trainer is supposed to create a natural waist line, like a corset just less evasive. Simply put a womans waist is located under her rib cage, if she has a waist that would be the smallest part of her torso . Do they work no, you cannot without surgery change the shape of your waist if you dont have one. You gotta get a rib removed or mutilate your body with corset . So, just love yourself folks. And live a healthy lifestyle.

  17. The best diet is a healthy balance of healthy carb, protein and fruit/veggies………. Lemon water. Green tea..lol. The rest you can self massage and stretch everyday

  18. Been on Keto for a year and yes just because you are in ketosis does not mean you are fat adapted. I hate these scams. You need to not drink your ketones but make them in your body. SCAM!

  19. Can you do a video about how to choose bcaa and protein powder?

  20. The pruvit ketones drink tastes horrible! I have tried it before and have never bought it again.

  21. Keto diet is a fad diet man it’s not sustainable just go into a calorie deficit and workout and you will be fine

  22. You should do protein bars next! I've been wondering about those overpriced Quest bars.

  23. Love your makeup and hair colour this ep

  24. Can I possibly request for a review/thoughts video on dna fitness tests? 🙏🏼

  25. Awesome content, altho that Pruvit review is also very mis-informed. Haha! But don’t worry! We’re actually organising a keto talk on May 8th! Would love to have you pop by if you’re really out to get the facts about it. Please reply this comment and I’ll send you the deets! Would love for you to be a discerning buyer for sure but with the right info!

  26. Try SkinnyMint and do a review about it

  27. I have a waist trainer myself and I agree with Tyen, it's definitely better as a tool to help you engage your core when you're working out or doing light cardio exercises, and to improve your posture when you're sedentary. I do also see myself being more conscious of what I eat with a waist trainer on and I tend to eat smaller portions when I'm wearing it during meals. Only thing I hate about it is the skin rashes!

  28. I’m just wondering if the ketosis takes place exactly in an hour or maybe it’s not too accurately 1 hour? Maybe take the test 10 minutes after the first test and see if it makes a difference?
    But still this is a good video to debunk myths. Thanks for warning us so we don’t waste money!

    And please stop suggesting Tyen to try things that she has to ingest. I worry a bit for her health when she tries something that may damage for her health.

  29. Don't wear waist trainers while execercising

  30. Umm, there was a person who was filming while you peed? haha!

  31. If you want to test a product, do a before and after. This is not even a fair test. 🙄🙄🙄 Also, testing it at 1h mark, has it been absorbed? 🤦‍♀️ If food was taken, 1h is definitely not enough. Seems like someone is just riding on the popularity to get views. Pretty sad.

  32. appreciate the sharing so that i will not be easily tempted by unrealistic claims!!!

  33. What’s up with all these influencers selling the MLM coffee? Does it really work???

  34. Try susenji

  35. I've been using pRUVIT for almost 8 months alr, I've lost 8kg if not more with working out! U need to mix with ice water its really good. Raspberry lemonade is really amazing, yes taste is subjective but I LOVE IT.

  36. There is some misconception here you mention here about Pruvit! You are welcome to join the Pruvit event on 8 May, 6.30-10pm. Let me know if you do willing to come to understand more. I have been On Pruvit for 4 months with 15kg shed off and 30 mins workout a daily ( if lazy lesser than that). Like it says it is not weight loss supplement so have to be consume with keto diet~

  37. How and when to use waist trainers properly?

  38. Could you do an episode on protein powders, protein bars and protein snacks?

  39. finally the pruvit

  40. i actually own one of the waist trainers Tyen is using!! but not the pink one, though. mine is called the active classic and it's from Waistlab. i usually use it at the gym to do my weight trainings or runs. i agree with what Tyen said about not working out in the waist trainer when you first start to wear it! it took me awhile to get used to the trainer to finally run in it bc i needed to learn how to regulate my breathing in the waist trainer before doing ANY intense workouts. but BOOOIII, when you finally get used to the waist trainer, you can literally do all kinds of weight training in it. i personally love doing goblet squats LOL

    i've been using it to reduce my belly fat (i have 3 layers of fat if u know what i mean) and from 31" of my waistline, i am now a 27"! now, i'm not crazy about wanting the smallest waistline out there, i just want to lose my belly fat. on my lazy days, i just wear it at home for 5-6 hours. honestly, it really depends on what your goal is! 🙂 it's not about having the tiniest waist, but reaching your OWN personal goals.

  41. I've lost total of 12kg in short span 3 mths WITHOUT any exercise at all and still having Pruvit 2x a day. I feel it's unfair for you to judge this product based on 1st try. And raspberry lemonade is one of the nicest flavour. Not trying to push Pruvit products but think you should not say it is not good on 1st try.

  42. Please do the iu diet

  43. Wait you just admitted to using waist trainers to make your waist smaller and it’s already proven that it DOES make your waist smaller, so why did you say it doesn’t reduce waist size???

  44. Great video!💕

  45. Can you talk about TR90 by Nuskin?

  46. She seems really honest. I completely agree with everything she said and I appreciate her honesty.

  47. Now that it is the fasting month , do you continue to do your normal workout ? If yes, did you make any changes to the workout you do?

  48. Can you make a video to motivate working out and eating healthier as there is so many good foods around us and I'm a pretty lazy person so how do you get to push yourself to workout n eat healthy

  49. What are your thoughts on the GLAM.D Slim Cut CLA?

  50. How about fat burner products? Will it really burn fat faster?

  51. Why do u want to sweat!

  52. Why do u want to sweat!

  53. Can you checkout the cool sculpting treatment? I know it works for most people but I’d love to hear your thoughts about it xx

  54. Take the Prüvit ketones with your current Keto lifestyle for 2-3 months then do a fair review. There so many benefits of taking Prüvit Ketones.

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