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April 6, 2012 6:19 PM
So I posted something here a while ago about getting rid of belly fat. I found an interesting article and it states:

" When you're trying to lose fat in a specific area, there is a handy trick that personal trainers and instructors use. The hotter you get, the more you sweat and the higher your heart rate is. It takes a combination of both those things (sweat and heart rate) to burn fat. A very easy way to make yourself sweat more and heat up a bit more is to wrap cling film (glad wrap, plastic wrap) around the area you're targeting.
In your case it is your stomach, some people will want to do it on their thighs or upper arms. The plastic wrap forces more sweat out of your body because you will get hotter as you exercise and you will get better results."

Has anyone tried that? If yes, what were your results?
April 6, 2012 6:20 PM
all it does is make you lose water weight, the second you drink water your belly will be the same as before
April 6, 2012 6:22 PM
Haven't tried it, but someone else posted that she was doing this a while back and most of the posts she got aftewards indicated that it was pretty much pointless!
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April 6, 2012 6:22 PM
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all it does is make you lose water weight, the second you drink water your belly will be the same as before


Exactly, it's pointless and you look stupid.
April 6, 2012 6:22 PM
I had something made out of scuba suit that your wrapped around your belly. All it did was give me a sweaty butt crack.
April 6, 2012 6:23 PM
the garbage bag/saran wrap is a cheap way to make you think you are doing more work.

the only reason you want to sweat is because it usually means your target heart rate is higher.

you have to work hard for that to happen.
April 6, 2012 6:23 PM
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all it does is make you lose water weight, the second you drink water your belly will be the same as before


Yup. Dehydrating an area for a while won't permanently get rid of the fat there. It'll plump right back up once you rehydrate.
April 6, 2012 6:23 PM
It does raise another question - I hear a lot about people who go get "body wraps" and swear by them. Is that related to this?
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April 6, 2012 6:24 PM
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I had something made out of scuba suit that your wrapped around your belly. All it did was give me a sweaty butt crack.


That made me giggle.
April 6, 2012 6:31 PM
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It does raise another question - I hear a lot about people who go get "body wraps" and swear by them. Is that related to this?


I was wondering the same thing. Although I did get one (my friend owned a tanning spa) a long time ago. She took my measurements before and after. I lost inches, but it would have been neat had I gone back 4 weeks later to see if I had kept them off. Honestly they are really expensive, so I think just good exercise and clean foods will get you better results in the long run.
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April 6, 2012 6:32 PM
You will lose inches but it's water, not fat.
The second you drink a few glasses of water you'll gain them back. :)
Save your money!
Edited by kekl On April 6, 2012 6:32 PM
April 6, 2012 6:33 PM
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all it does is make you lose water weight, the second you drink water your belly will be the same as before


Exactly, it's pointless and you look stupid.


Excuse me?
April 6, 2012 6:34 PM
I think working out with plastc wrap and sweating... would feel gross >.<
April 6, 2012 6:35 PM
it works... uncomfortable, but it works... it's the same idea as those neoprene pants they sell... increase the heat and sweat.
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April 6, 2012 6:37 PM
I had an awesome and wonderful but very obese uncle that used to wrap himself in a garbage bag then go sit in his sauna for a few hours any time he had to fit into his tux. drinker
April 6, 2012 6:37 PM
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all it does is make you lose water weight, the second you drink water your belly will be the same as before


Exactly, it's pointless and you look stupid.


Excuse me?

I think she meant you'll looks stupid with plastic wrap round your waste....
April 6, 2012 6:38 PM
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all it does is make you lose water weight, the second you drink water your belly will be the same as before


Exactly, it's pointless and you look stupid.


Excuse me?


I don't think this person was saying that you personally look stupid, I think they meant someone wearing saran wrap may look stupid!
  4367978
April 6, 2012 6:40 PM
An It works body wrap will do the trick if you want to trim and tone a certain area
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April 6, 2012 6:45 PM
if you wanna sweat work out in a sauna suit,
or just ware a lot of clothes and you be just as sweaty.
April 6, 2012 6:48 PM
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all it does is make you lose water weight, the second you drink water your belly will be the same as before


Exactly, it's pointless and you look stupid.

You only look stupid if people see it. Which in most cases, no one will.

@OP: I use a belly belt. $9 at Wal-Mart. I wrap it around my stomach when I do cardio and by the end my shirt is dripping on sweat laugh Sure it may just be water weight, but it does make the bloat go away.
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April 6, 2012 6:50 PM
Well it must do something as all the boxers at my gym turn up in 3 layers of clothes just to sweat more when they work out lol
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April 6, 2012 6:50 PM
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You will lose inches but it's water, not fat.
The second you drink a few glasses of water you'll gain them back. :)
Save your money!

Save your money and $1 plastic wrap?
  12862512
April 6, 2012 6:50 PM
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Sweat is not a sign of the amount of calories you have burned. Sweating is just a body mechanism which it does to cool itself down, maintaining the temperature.

However, the heart rate reading is a better and accurate indication of the amount of calories you have burnt. Muscles become sore when you start working out but again it does not indicate that you have worked out less or more or what is going to be the amount of weight loss.
April 6, 2012 6:51 PM
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all it does is make you lose water weight, the second you drink water your belly will be the same as before


Exactly, it's pointless and you look stupid.


Excuse me?


I don't think this person was saying that you personally look stupid, I think they meant someone wearing saran wrap may look stupid!


K cool just checkin' smile
April 6, 2012 6:52 PM
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Well it must do something as all the boxers at my gym turn up in 3 layers of clothes just to sweat more when they work out lol


Boxers use sweating out water weight as a way to get into lower weight classes. It's not a permanent solution, and it's dangerous as well.
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