You’ve probably seen videos of it. Maybe even on your social media. And some have friends and family talking about it as well. Wrapping plastic wrap (like Reynold’s Wrap) around your midsection, usually with some sort of lotion, cream or solution, in order to shrink your waist.
Many people know the dangers of corsets and wearing waist trainers, so some have turned to this method in order to get the sought after slim waist.
Well, let’s get one thing out of the way right now:
Plastic wraps do not help you burn fat (got it? Good).
All you lose is water weight, which comes right back when you rehydrate your body. You must also consider the fat burning cream or location usually associated with it.
Some have reported a “burning sensation” underneath the plastic wrap while wearing it. They think that is working. But studies have shown that sometimes it could be eating away at your skin depending on your skin type and medical history.
Those who have or have a history of high blood pressure or diabetes need to consult a physician before trying any type of body wrap.
3 Reasons to Say “No” to plastic wrap for belly fat
1. Sweating Too Much
Another thing to consider is the sweating. While initially, sweating can be good for you, sweating too much can lead to dehydration which is dangerous as the sweat does not dry, but stays on the body. This raises body temperature possibly to unsafe levels. Profuse sweating also leads to changes in blood chemistry, reducing blood volume and sending less oxygen to the cells.
Weakness, dizziness, confusion, coma and even death can