You’ve no doubt heard the saying “if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.” This old adage definitely applies to trimmer belts, devices worn around the midsection to melt away belly fat. Unfortunately, wearing something around any area of the body won’t help you lose weight.
Featureswaist Trimmer belts
are basically elastic girdles — for lack of a better term. Prior to your workouts, you bind your waist with the belt to trap in heat. The heat increases your body temperature, which leads to better weight-loss results, according to the manufacturers. They're made from a variety of materials, but the most common is neoprene, a synthetic rubber.
Any difference you see on the scale is going to be the result of a loss in water weight. These devices keep body heat in. This increase in temperature does nothing to encourage the burning of calories or fat. Instead, you’re just perspiring more, which causes you to lose fluids, explains Patricia Floyd, author of "Personal Health: Perspectives and Lifestyle." Once you drink something after your workout, the scale will likely return to your original weight.