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Leggings Unfairly Blamed for Causing Weight Gain

Rumors are circulating that leggings can make you fat. If this were true, I wouldn’t be able to leave my house without the assistance of a team of paramedics cutting a hole in my wall.

Can clothes really make you gain weight? We all know that clothes making you thinner is a big marketing gimmick right now, however true it may or may not be (*cough* still not convinced *cough*), but some are saying tight, stretchy pants like leggings and jeggings (a cross between jeans and leggings) can make you pack on the pounds.

If you’re wondering what the possible connection between the two could be, join the club, but London physiotherapist Sammy Margo told the Daily Mail that leggings cause muscles to become “lazy”. “They hold in and support the quadriceps (thigh muscles), buttocks and core muscles in your tummy, and do the job the muscles are supposed to do,” Margo has said. “As a result, the muscles are allowed to relax and switch off, so when we reveal our bodies for the first time as summer approaches, they are not as svelte or firm as they otherwise would be,” she added.

Um, what?