Monday, March 20, 2017

It{DOESN'T}Work ... the truth behind wraps ...

After posting a very personal photo {see below} about having loose skin after having 4 babies and losing 85 lbs...

...people came out of the woodwork inviting me, trying to sell me and straight up telling me I need to use ItWorks wraps to get rid of the loose skin.

So I'm not one to beat around the bush or not to state my opinion so lets dig into this shit!

In MY OPINION a body wrap is one of the worst things you can spend your money on...because it's a total scam. So many ItWorks rep claim that the wraps helped them lose weight or tighten skin.

Okay pump the breaks. First thing first. There is no scientific evidence that body wraps burn fat. The only way to melt fat is with diet and exercise (granted some healthy supplements may contribute to weight loss). 

The truth is, body wraps are nothing more than bandages, or sometimes clay, that are soaked in herbs. And we're supposed to be believe that you can lose inches off your body in just an hour. 

Now sit down and think about that for a moment. 

How is that even possible? 

People spend months, sometimes even years on diet programs. Truth be told, if you stick to a clean eating & exercise, it does work. Anyone who disagrees falls into the category of the people who diet, and fall back into their old ways, causing them to gain the weight back.

There are 2 major ways body wraps may promote thinner skin and losing inches.
  1. Increase perspiration and water loss from skin.
  2. Decrease flow of fluid to the skin.
Both of these techniques are temporary, and all fluid loss will be quickly replaced by drinking or eating. And oh lordy, don't tell an ItWorks rep that its just pulling out water cause they will straight up lie to your face and say "um no it doesn't". 
Um guys its been scientifically prove that wraps dehydrate a specific area of the body, such as the abdominals, to get a temporary leaner appearance. Body builders use them for a competition or photo shoot. Come'on, its common sense. 
“There’s absolutely no data to say [wraps] help with cellulite or saggy skin,” 
Dr. Joel Schlessinger
You guys ItWorks is just an expensive “natural” Saran Wrap. If you think it actually works well ... 

In my opinion the ItWorks "people" and customers actually are just desperate. Sadly I doubt its their first attempt at weight loss. Those who have tried and failed repeatedly reach a point where they’re willing to attempt anything, no matter how ridiculous it sounds, and that gives rise to evil.

ItWorks is the epitome of evil weight loss bullshittery.

While the company doesn’t claim weight loss with the wraps on their site, images like this one, complete with the little “hey look at how much roomier my pants are now” display sure do imply it.

But what the hell is going on with these wraps?

As the marketing implies, “many body wraps simply cause water loss,” but theirs doesn’t. Cause you “unfold the magic.” Or something. Also, you get “results that last.”

Okay so lets talk research. The research behind ItWorks…..wait! There is no research! Silly you, did you really think there’s credible science behind ItWorks!? But there are testimonial, check out this one, the most telling...

"The ingredients promote Lipolysis. This literally means “fat-breaking”. The plant extracts and botanicals get into the fat cell and chop up the large fat molecules into little ones, which are now allowed to leave the cell. They are then burned up as energy somewhere else in the body, which is one reason why we want you to be well hydrated while you are using the applicators. This will help circulate the little fat molecules that are being released. This is HUGE and very important to know because the applicators (Body Wraps) are literally promoting FAT LOSS during this process!"

Well shit that sounds amazing! And so very science-y, except for the part about fat molecules being chopped up. Truth is, it’s going to take hard work, not botanical bullshit that’s rubbed or wrapped onto your skin, to get rid of fat. These wraps do absolutely nothing to promote fat loss.

Yes, wraps may work to help reduce the appearance of cellulite and tighten skin BUT only temporarily. If you want lasting results using wraps, you’ll have to wrap yourself every 3 days for the rest of your life. Sounds like fun! Just kidding. It sounds expensive and shitty.

I am planning on having surgery in the future to get rid of my extra skin and I have no desire to waste my money on bullshit plastic wrap that is a TEMPORARY FIX only. 

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