The concept of wrapping your abdomen in plastic wrap to reduce weight is not new.
People have been wrapping plastic around their stomachs and applying herbs or patches to their tummies for years in attempt to lose belly fat.
To be honest, this is a poor idea.
In actuality, there is no scientific evidence that stomach wrapping is effective.
There is no evidence that wrapping your waistline causes you to ‘sweat away' the fat.
Wrapping the stomach, according to those who advocate it, enhances blood flow and maintains body heat confined to a specific place.
As a result, the fat deposits are eliminated.
Unfortunately, there isn't a single piece of proof to back up these allegations. According to current research, spot reduction is not conceivable.
You can't lose fat in certain regions.
Some people will experience negative effects as a result of plastic. The following are some of the most common negative effects of covering your tummy with plastic wrap.
#1 Constipation and Diarrhea
Because your body stores water while you wear these wraps, you may have constipation.
You may also have difficulty keeping a regular bowel movement for four to six days following the use of the wraps. It is likely that this will lead to more issues, which will be described later in this article.
Before purchasing this product, the makers do not inform their customers about the potential for diarrhea. If you experience any of these symptoms, discontinue wearing it until your intestines return to normal.
#2 You Have the Potential to Burst Your Stomach
Your stomach should not be constricted for an extended period of time since it might cause the organ to split apart, producing major issues.
Some people have reported feeling as if their stomach is about to burst after wearing these wraps for several hours each day for two months or more.
If you have this problem, see a doctor right away and stop using the product until you can seek medical treatment.
If your stomach grows too large, surgery may be required, which might cost you thousands of dollars.
Even if you don't need surgery, you'll need to rest for a few days until your stomach recovers enough to allow you to eat properly again before losing any more weight.
#3 It Could Be Dangerous if Used Long-Term
While there is no evidence that these wraps are dangerous when used for an extended period of time, some people have experienced health problems after using the product for six months or more.
One person said that they began feeling abdominal pain two weeks after wearing the wrap and that it persisted until they discontinued use.
If you have any of these symptoms, even if they are unrelated, please contact your doctor.
If you have any of these symptoms, even if they are unrelated to this product, consult a doctor right once.
There are several major hazards to drastically cutting your calorie intake, including as diarrhea and constipation, as detailed earlier in this article.
#4 If used incorrectly, you may develop stomach ulcers.
This may surprise you, but if you wear these wraps for an extended period of time, stomach ulcers can form.
When your stomach muscles strain, it can produce small tears, which can lead to the formation of an ulcer.
Some manufacturers do not encourage wearing these wraps while sleeping, while others claim that no harm will be done, thus it is critical to carefully follow all instructions when using this product.
#5 You may lose more weight than you anticipated.
The manufacturers say that their product will help you lose at least one inch in 20 hours, however other users claim that they shed weight swiftly after only 12 hours of use.
As a result, people are extremely dissatisfied because they are willing to pay money on a product that makes such claims yet lose weight more quickly unintentionally.
If you notice someone losing weight quickly, you should talk to them about it before they lose too much.
#6 You May Experience Headaches and Dizziness
People have experienced stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, and dizziness as side effects.
While some of these symptoms may be due to other potential difficulties associated with the product or how you used it, no one else can tell if this is the case.
That person may have forgotten what they ate earlier in the day, which triggered the problem, so do not take anyone's word as absolute fact online unless it is well supported by evidence or a doctor expresses concern about their case.
#7 It's possible that it won't work at all.
You will find fantastic reviews from people who have just used the product, but keep in mind that the majority of these people are receiving a discount or free product in exchange for their ratings.
You never know how many of these viewpoints are prejudiced, and they could all be lies in any case.
This is why it is critical to keep an open mind before deciding whether or not to purchase something because there is no way to know if it will function as promised without some trial and error first.
As described later in this article, there are potential side effects related with consuming too few calories, so this is another point that consumers should carefully consider before making a final decision about purchasing the wraps for themselves.
Dr. Shawn Lee explains why stomach wrapping is a bad idea in the video below.
#8 You might not lose any weight at all.
The manufacturers claim that their product would aid in weight loss by breaking down and targeting fat, but there is no scientific proof to support this claim.
Worse, some manufacturers do not even mention the location of the harmful fat.
Why should you expect their product to work if they can't be precise about how it works?
#9 It Could Be Expensive
Some customers have noted that these wraps can cost $50 or more for a little application, so if your budget does not allow for such an outlay up front, this may not be a smart alternative for you right now.
While this price range may be feasible over time depending on your income, keep in mind that there are no assurances involved with using these wraps in the first place, so why spend so much money?
It's basically throwing your money away.
#10 Can Increase Your Chances of Developing Alzheimer's
Aluminum is found in several plastic covers.
This metal compound has been related to a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Long-term exposure to aluminum, according to study published in Science Direct, can produce dementia symptoms.
Wrapping a plastic wrap around your stomach does not work.
If you still decide to acquire one of those plastic wraps, keep in mind that none of the claims made by marketers have ever been scientifically confirmed.
As a result, refrain from using plastic wrap.
Instead, experiment with weight-loss approaches that have been demonstrated to work.
One of the most efficient ways to reduce abdominal fat is to perform short exercise routines.