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TOPIC: WRAPPING STOMACH WITH PLASTIC WRAP?!! SAFE?

 
March 8, 2012 3:19 PM
Yes, you can reduce water weight and/or swelling like they do in spas, but making yourself sweat more isn't going to aid in real weight loss. As a matter of fact, I think you risk dehydration and any bacteria being close to your skin for an extended amount of time may resulting in a rash (maybe that's just me, but I have super sensitive skin). I say, skip the plastic wrap.
March 8, 2012 3:20 PM
March 8, 2012 3:21 PM
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I tried it once... I don't think I did it right though:




I want to be as funny as you.
March 8, 2012 3:32 PM
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they have waist belts to help you when you're working out. they serve the same purpose. you just reminded me to wear mine! i've heard of wrapping the tummy in saran wrap and applying castor oil to the belly before wrapping to take out the toxins while you sleep.


Thank you - I needed a good laugh after my stressful day at work.
March 8, 2012 3:43 PM
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Hey they make whole jogging suits to work out in! Plastic, rubber etc
My ex used to do it to make weight for wrestling.


Of course, its only water weight you are losing, and creating a potential for dehydration, which will backfire into water retention in a day or so... But hey... whats a temp fix, right?


I watched an episode of 1000 ways to die and some guy died in a plastic fish suit because his body couldn't get the heat out by sweating and getting the air on his body to cool it down....sweating serves a purpose and putting something over you to make you do it more and something that doesn't allow air to contact the body when you're sweating is dangerous because your body can get overheated quite quickly without you even realizing it. I realize you're only putting the plastic wrap on your stomach but I'd stay clear of those plastic suits etc. because if the air isn't able to get to your body you're going to have a heatstroke.
  10358132
March 8, 2012 3:45 PM
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I would only wrap my body in plastic wrap as foreplay.


^^^ that goes for me too!
  10358132
March 8, 2012 3:49 PM
Hot Carl?
  4033053
March 8, 2012 4:10 PM
FIRST AND FOREMOST LOL I WAS ONLY DOIN IT CUZ IT HELPS ME TO BREAK A SWEAT MORE. WITHOUT SOME KIND OF EXTRA SWEATER ON OR DOIN THE WRAP THING I HARDLY BREAK A SWEAT AT ALL...
2ND I KNOW YOU CANT SPOT REDUCE I NEVER MENTIONED THAT ONCE OR SAID THATS WHAT I WAS HOPING FOR.
AND 3RD I KNOW WHAT I SWEAT OUT IS ONLY WATER WEIGHT...

THANKS FOR ALL THE FEEDBACK THO, REMARKS OR WATEVER I EXPECTED SOME RUDE ONES AS WELL BUT I DID NOT GET OFFENDED I DONT OFFEND EASILY HAHAHAHAHA

:)

GOTTA LUV MFP!!
March 8, 2012 4:12 PM
Wrapping yourself makes you sweat, but you will put the liquid back when you drink water.
I recommend staying as cool as possible so you can work out longer.
That will allow you to burn more fat and build more muscle than artificially stifling your respiration system.
March 8, 2012 4:15 PM
March 8, 2012 4:15 PM
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FIRST AND FOREMOST LOL I WAS ONLY DOIN IT CUZ IT HELPS ME TO BREAK A SWEAT MORE. WITHOUT SOME KIND OF EXTRA SWEATER ON OR DOIN THE WRAP THING I HARDLY BREAK A SWEAT AT ALL...
2ND I KNOW YOU CANT SPOT REDUCE I NEVER MENTIONED THAT ONCE OR SAID THATS WHAT I WAS HOPING FOR.
AND 3RD I KNOW WHAT I SWEAT OUT IS ONLY WATER WEIGHT...

THANKS FOR ALL THE FEEDBACK THO, REMARKS OR WATEVER I EXPECTED SOME RUDE ONES AS WELL BUT I DID NOT GET OFFENDED I DONT OFFEND EASILY HAHAHAHAHA

:)

GOTTA LUV MFP!!


So your point is to sweat more? Why?
March 8, 2012 4:18 PM
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FIRST AND FOREMOST LOL I WAS ONLY DOIN IT CUZ IT HELPS ME TO BREAK A SWEAT MORE. WITHOUT SOME KIND OF EXTRA SWEATER ON OR DOIN THE WRAP THING I HARDLY BREAK A SWEAT AT ALL...
2ND I KNOW YOU CANT SPOT REDUCE I NEVER MENTIONED THAT ONCE OR SAID THATS WHAT I WAS HOPING FOR.
AND 3RD I KNOW WHAT I SWEAT OUT IS ONLY WATER WEIGHT...

THANKS FOR ALL THE FEEDBACK THO, REMARKS OR WATEVER I EXPECTED SOME RUDE ONES AS WELL BUT I DID NOT GET OFFENDED I DONT OFFEND EASILY HAHAHAHAHA

:)

GOTTA LUV MFP!!


I'm not sure what to be more shocked by. Your age with this response or your thought process.

You are totally not hardcore enough!! You should just cut an arm or a leg off, you'll INSTANTLY lose about 20-30 lbs and have a worry free guarantee you will never gain it back!!!
  6546326
March 8, 2012 4:21 PM
Hold on folks, don't be too hasty to wrap up this wrap! bigsmile

In the 1970's a book called "The Total Woman" by Marabel Morgan recommended that we please our men by greeting them at the door wrapped in nothing but Saran Wrap (note the product placement). You young ones might assume that this was some kind of sex manual, but it wasn't; it was one of many antifeminist responses to the equal rights movement. The goal was to please one’s husband by whatever means needed. So, if you want to be a totalled woman, wrap away. blushing

Otherwise, don’t listen to those silly loose it quick schemes; they were wrong in the 1970’s and they are still wrong today. There will always be some spa or infomercial resurrecting it to make a quick buck. All of us get taken in from time to time. flowerforyou
  18860381
March 8, 2012 4:29 PM
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Your posts are some of the best posts...ever. :-)
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March 8, 2012 4:29 PM
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FIRST AND FOREMOST LOL I WAS ONLY DOIN IT CUZ IT HELPS ME TO BREAK A SWEAT MORE. WITHOUT SOME KIND OF EXTRA SWEATER ON OR DOIN THE WRAP THING I HARDLY BREAK A SWEAT AT ALL...
2ND I KNOW YOU CANT SPOT REDUCE I NEVER MENTIONED THAT ONCE OR SAID THATS WHAT I WAS HOPING FOR.
AND 3RD I KNOW WHAT I SWEAT OUT IS ONLY WATER WEIGHT...

THANKS FOR ALL THE FEEDBACK THO, REMARKS OR WATEVER I EXPECTED SOME RUDE ONES AS WELL BUT I DID NOT GET OFFENDED I DONT OFFEND EASILY HAHAHAHAHA

:)

GOTTA LUV MFP!!


Why do you want to sweat more? Sweating has no relation to how much you're exercising, how many calories your burning, how much muscle you're building, how good you're going to look tomorrow or next week, how hardcore you are, or whether or not you're going to fit in to your prom dress. It means NIL in relation to your fitness.
March 8, 2012 4:31 PM
What's the point except to lose water weight? You're not going to burn any extra calories that way. All that will do is dehydrate you and irritate your skin.
  5669343
March 8, 2012 4:33 PM
how many calories do you burn putting it on and taking it off? Is it worth it?
  2635284
March 8, 2012 4:36 PM
Thanks for giving us all some fun today... some items, like plastic wrap and bodies, just beg for humor. We are laughing with you not at you. We have all been guilty of hoping for similar quick fixes where our weight is concerned. Anyone remember the watermellon diet?

I am glad to hear that you are not someone who is easily offended--that is a great virtue that our society needs more of.
Kudos to you. flowerforyou
  18860381
March 8, 2012 4:36 PM
I don't know that it's unsafe, but I do know that it's pointless. Sweat is water weight, not fat weight. You sweat water, you drink water, you sweat water, you eat too much sodium you hold onto water, you drink water, blah, blah, blah.

edit: and you break out more.
Edited by AlsDonkBoxSquat On March 8, 2012 4:36 PM
March 8, 2012 4:38 PM
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they have waist belts to help you when you're working out. they serve the same purpose. you just reminded me to wear mine! i've heard of wrapping the tummy in saran wrap and applying castor oil to the belly before wrapping to take out the toxins while you sleep.


I've heard that our bodies remove 'toxins' all by themselves.


Yes, unless you don't pee or poo of course, or don't have any lymphnodes.
March 8, 2012 4:42 PM
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FIRST AND FOREMOST LOL I WAS ONLY DOIN IT CUZ IT HELPS ME TO BREAK A SWEAT MORE. WITHOUT SOME KIND OF EXTRA SWEATER ON OR DOIN THE WRAP THING I HARDLY BREAK A SWEAT AT ALL...
2ND I KNOW YOU CANT SPOT REDUCE I NEVER MENTIONED THAT ONCE OR SAID THATS WHAT I WAS HOPING FOR.
AND 3RD I KNOW WHAT I SWEAT OUT IS ONLY WATER WEIGHT...

THANKS FOR ALL THE FEEDBACK THO, REMARKS OR WATEVER I EXPECTED SOME RUDE ONES AS WELL BUT I DID NOT GET OFFENDED I DONT OFFEND EASILY HAHAHAHAHA

:)

GOTTA LUV MFP!!


So your point is to sweat more? Why?


Because it's easier to feign working harder than to actually work harder to create sweat.
March 8, 2012 4:56 PM
I once had an 80something patient come in to the ER with Saran Wrap in her Vjayjay.... True story.
March 8, 2012 4:58 PM
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I once had an 80something patient come in to the ER with Saran Wrap in her Vjayjay.... True story.


Eww. Why?
  15010278
March 8, 2012 4:59 PM
That sounds really unpleasant
March 8, 2012 4:59 PM
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It does nothing but cause extra sweating. No extra calorie burn, no toxin removal, no nothing. Maybe a rash?

And everyone will laugh when you walk into the gym sounding like a bag of chips.


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