Monday, July 2, 2007

Does sweat help in weight loss??


I was going back to work after lunch, around 2 o’clock when I saw a guy jogging in this hot weather at noon. This brought to mind a myth that I always hear, “the more you sweat, the more weight you lose”
People think if you workout in the heat, which will make you sweat more, will give better result as far as weight loss goes.
I never believed that, but it turns out that sweating does reduce weight, BUT only temporary. The weight lost from sweat is just water your body lost (its not melted fat), hint, sweat is not greasy, so what happens is that you get dehydrated and as soon as you start drinking water you will gain the weight back.
This also applies to those belts, sweat suites and saunas.
Q: Are saunas or massages effective for losing weight?
A: No. You might temporarily lose weight in a sauna from water that is lost through perspiration, and a massage can help you relax and feel good, but neither rid you of fat deposits. Do not be fooled by clothes, body wraps, or devices that are advertised to help you lose weight. Most are worthless and some might be dangerous.
http://www.agnr.umd.edu/MCE/Publications/Publication.cfm?ID=81

I can make the argument that working out in cold weather makes you burn more energy i.e. increasing the fat burned. The sweat is caused by the increase in body heat, which is caused by energy produced by the body. This also means if you sweat in the winter time, your body has produced more energy (burned fat) which has increased your body temperature to sweat levels while facing the cold weather. i imagine that reaching sweat levels in summer time is much easier and requires less energy.
“Wraps have no effect on fat deposits and will not dissolve fat, even temporarily. Fat is not broken down by perspiration (sweat). It is gotten rid of only when fewer calories are consumed than are needed to meet the body's energy requirements."

I know I don’t have many solid sources so I would appreciate it anyone can enlighten us more on the subject before people start dieing from working out under our burning sun.

15 comments:

Ali said...

Bull shitt!

SILVER said...

hahahaha unless you prove me wrong my argument stands :D

majeed said...

you guys are sick.... they are screwing us with 1% and you talk about sweat...

Nicky Trainer said...

Sweat is good, sweat prepares us for weight loss. If we don't sweat the body fat will turn into muscles. This we will appear heavy boned!!!!!!!!!!!!THEREFORE, SWEAT IS NEEDED FOR WEIGHT LOSS.

Anonymous said...

Please sis don't always believe why you read!!!!!!!!!

Nicky trainer said...

see you at the gym sis!

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