Since early times there has been a belief that sweating is caused by burning(use) of our fats.
A lot of people believe the concept that excess calories leads to weight gain and hence burning calories will help to lose weight
Somehow this concept was so much accepted by people that we saw many coming up with hundreds of workout programs and also their so called special ways of losing fats.
People started using full body vibrators and sauna claiming that they mobilize fat and reduce weight by inducing sweating.
Some people still believe that when you sweat you use up your fats, Let's understand why this is not true.
Sweat is a fluid consisting primarily of water (98%) and includes solutes, dissolved metabolites & electrolytes like urea, sodium chloride, lactate etc.
It is secreted from the sweat glands which are spread widely over the skin. There are two instances when an individual sweats;
1) On increased body temperature
2) Emotional stress/ stimulation.
So it should be understood that sweat comes from sweat glands which are located within the skin.
Pls watch this video Sweating video to understand sweat formation process.
Sweating is a mechanism by which the body maintains its temperature, this does not imply that the body has lost fat. When the sweat evaporates from the body surface heat is absorbed from the skin surface thus helping regulate the body temperature.
You might lose some temporary body weight because of loss of water - This weight will come back as soon as you drink your next glass of water
Basic truth- Sweating does not mean that you are burning calories!
After application of vibrations or sauna what happens is a transient rise in the temperature of the local body tissue causing sweating.
This local reduction in the fluid content may appear as a promising way to lose inches but this does not last even a single day.
The body begins to restore it's normal levels of fluid within various tissues and thus within a day or two you will find that the there has been no change in your weight or in your waist. Repeated application of this has no possible positive effects as there is a specific amount of fluid which can possibly be made to sweat out.
Further repeated application of heat and vibrations may cause loosening of the underlying skin and you may even experience irritation of the skin.
These procedures are simply not capable of mobilizing fat as they claim and are devoid of even any basic logic .
It should be realized that obesity is not a cosmetic disorder but a medical disorder and one should consult his/her physician on what could be done and possibly treat the cause of weight gain rather than only considering the symptoms of the disease.
Firstly you are asked to drink a glass or two of water that is supposed to detoxify you.
Or you might not be asked to drink extra water.
They will weigh you before they start their procedure
The the so called vibrations / massages / therapy etc are given which might involve heat or vibration to make you sweat and lose weight.
They will again weigh you and show that their method has helped you to lose say 300-500 grams etc
So they are basically claiming water loss as fat loss
Next day they would check your weight again before the procedure
Obviously water lost the previous day will be back in your body & they will say you are not following diet/ exercise regiman and hence the weight that we made you lose has come back- o no session !
After paying them they are not even willing to offer any services
Now because you have already paid them for 'x' number f sessions and you do not want your hard earned money to be wasted you start dieting and /or exercising!
Whatever little weight is lost because of your own efforts they will claim as being the effect of the non working therapy/ sessions
Vibrations are the biggest con scam ever and still continuing!
Morning walkers , oil massages , tummy tucks, tummy trims and so much other strange & crappy terms that people who advise also don't understand
You cannot build muscles without moving them yourselves!
Also remember muscle building does not mean fat loss!
Detox is another fancy word which is used to mislead innocent and gullible individuals
- Ask your detox consultant to show you how much detoxification has taken place
- Ask them to tell you how much of toxins are there in the body before the procedure/s.
- Ask whether all toxins will be removed and the list of the possible toxins that your body has.