by Kris Pitcher
First up - our skin! We can lose our skin. Did you know your skin makes up about 15% of your body weight? There's 21 pounds right there. Gone! It is the largest organ in our body and covers 22 sq feet. That's a lot of space.
Our skin is there for a reason though. It's job is to protect everything inside. It is a giant barrier from infection. Our skin keeps us from getting all dried out...inside. Eww. OK, maybe not an option.
My second great idea was our skeleton. Surely we don't need that weighing us down. At 14% of our body weight on average, we're looking at 20 pounds. Bye bye big numbers on the scale!
We have 206 bones. And no, men don't have more than women. Our bones are fairly important however. We need them to hold up our structure and ambulate (walk around). It's the joints of our skeleton which allow us to move. Again...bad idea.
Well, these two ideas for weight loss might not be my best ones ever. But I've had other good ideas in the past. And maybe it helps us keep our expectations in perspective. We wouldn't want to do something as drastic as this, now would we?