Weight-loss wraps lead to water loss, not fat burning

08/31/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Weight-loss wraps like the Belly Burner, designed to be worn around the stomach during exercise, help people lose water weight, not fat, experts say. Critics say the neoprene wraps make people sweat but actually can cause muscles to relax, making it more difficult to burn calories or get toned.

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