The Truth about Body Wraps and Weight Loss

by Lawrencia Jones

Who in the world would think that a one hour body wrap could make you actually lose weight? Well, apparently there are a lot of people across North America who have bought into this new body wrap fad. Where once you had to go to expensive salons and pay hundreds of dollars for intensive body wrap treatments, usually involving muds, clays, and seaweed, now you can buy them online and do them from home. Suddenly, everybody I know is attending weekend wrap parties, where they take before pictures and measurements, wrap each other with $30 herbal infused pieces of plastic, and then wait eagerly for the results. So what kinds of results (if any) are these anxious customers experiencing? Is there any truth to this viral wrap campaign that has taken North America by storm? Perhaps it’s time to take a closer look.

Weight Loss

No body wrap can actually make you lose weight. That’s not what body wraps do. Only exercise and diet can help you shed the pounds. Body wraps actually work in a different way, they help to reduce size by targeting fat cells within the body. Fatty and enflamed fat cells produce access size, bulges, cellulite and unsightly rolls, particularly around the midsection. The ingredients within body wraps help to reduce the size of fat cells, often producing significant overall size loss. Body wraps simultaneously work to tighten, tone and firm the skin surrounding this area, further maximizing the effect of the wrap. For most body wrap users, this translates into a significant and noticeable difference for the targeted area.

Now why would somebody want to buy a body wrap that only makes you look skinnier, and doesn’t actually take off any real pounds? Well, beauty and cosmetic products are a multibillion dollar industry within this country, and this doesn’t even include the cosmetic surgery industry which is quickly catching up. The bottom line is that people want to look better, or at least as good as they can. There is no question that a body wrap cannot substitute for a healthy diet or exercise regime, but it definitely can complement one or both. If we are allowed to put cover up on our zits until they heal or disappear, why can’t we use a body wrap until we start experiencing the full effects of our healthy diet and exercise regime?

Body wraps are a very easy, inexpensive, and effective way to reduce the appearance of unwanted body fat. In fact, most customers claim to experience significant inch loss in addition to the overall improvement in the appearance of the targeted area. Nevertheless, nothing beats an overall healthy lifestyle. Adding regular and vigorous exercise to your daily routine is a definite must if you want to stay healthy and look good as you slowly surrender yourself to the malicious hand of time. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and supplementing your already healthy diet with vitamins and other herbal supplements, is also a crucial step to maintaining and maximizing your overall health and appearance. We only have one body, and it’s a very complex and sophisticated organism. If we don’t take care of it, and it inevitable starts to break down, we usually only have ourselves to blame. Besides, looking good and being healthy just feels better.

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