I’ve blogged about a lot of the newer fad diets and programs that people are implementing to try and reach a goal size or weight. This morning my friend Ariene asked me what I think about “body wraps.” Being unfamiliar I did a little research on this new weight loss idea, so I could understand its premise.
Like almost everything out there, it promises maximum results in a short period of time. Simplyslender.com argues that you’ll lose 6-20 inches in only an hour’s time. I’ve also talked about fitspo and thinspo and the pros and cons of those trends and what they advocate for. Body Wraps are a system of releasing toxins from the body through sweat and compression for a specified amount of time. The results are said to last for up to 1 to 2 months. Nothing is permanent if you’re not willing to make permanent changes. No amount of body wraps, is going to get you thin and KEEP you thin.
Ariene asked me “If body wraps don’t keep you thin, why would people want to do it.” The answer to me seemed simple. Some people have short term weight loss goals that they want to accomplish and need quick results, such as prom, weddings, going on a cruise, or wanting to lose some weight for bikini season. After they reached their desired outcome and the event is over, a lot of people gain the weight back (sometimes even extra weight) and are okay with it. They’ll just move on to the next fad diet for the next event they want to look good for. A lot of women are systematic fad dieters like this, and depending upon what is going on in their life, will only work to lose weight when desired, rather than maintaining and sticking with it year round to keep the results permanent.
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I’ve said it before and I”ll say it again, if you want to get skinny and keep the weight off, then you need to make permanent changes into your lifestyle in order to achieve permanent results. If you’re tired of fluctuating and having a yo-yo waist line, then stop doing temporary fad diets. They are designed to make you fail. No diet is permanent, therefore results are only temporary.
If you are looking for a quick fix to solve your weight loss problems, you will never be happy with the results because you will constantly be struggling. Stick with a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and implement portion control. I don’t know a single person who does all 3 of those things, and is still overweight, but I know plenty of people who go on and off diets, and who are continuously struggling with weight in addition to a plethora of other problems. If you are serious about losing weight, get serious about your plan of attack. You earn the body you have.