Do Infrared Wraps Work for Belly Fat?
You'll do almost anything to reduce belly fat in a snap because it's physically unattractive and a danger to your health. But quick fixes, including infrared wraps aren't the answer. You may experience a temporary shrinking of your middle after a wrap because of compression and dehydration, but wraps are not a long-term solution. They don't actually cause you to lose belly fat -- only consistent diet and exercise can help.
Too Good to Be True
Infrared wrap treatments claim that you can lose up to 8 pounds with one treatment. They suggest that you can break down fat cells through a process called thermolipolysis, which occurs as a result of increased body temperature and metabolic rate. Beware of such claims. If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is, explains Michigan Health and Wellness. The only way to truly lose belly fat is to consume a low-calorie, healthy diet and increase your physical activity.
Symptoms of Low Blood Pressure After Exercise
Do Infrared Saunas Work to Lose Weight?
How Do I Get Rid of Laser Hair Bumps?
Leg Wraps for Sagging Thighs
Will a Sea Salt Flush Help You Lose Weight & Inches?
Is It OK to Use Hemorrhoid Cream While Pregnant?
How Do I Treat a Bone Chip?
Can a Sauna Belt Help With Weight Loss?
Back Pain Traveling Into the Leg
Your Thighs Hurt After Football Practices
- Michigan Health and Wellness: Red Flags
- American Council on Exercise: Exercise and Cellulite
- Seattle Times: The Rap on Body Wraps
- Harvard Health Publications: Abdominal Fat and What to Do About It
- International Laser Therapy: Infrared Body Services Available
- Thermojet: Thermojet Infrared Body Wrap FAQ
Andrea Cespedes is a professionally trained chef who has focused studies in nutrition. With more than 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, she coaches cycling and running and teaches Pilates and yoga. She is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer, RYT-200 and has degrees from Princeton and Columbia University.