Infrared therapy, such as that provided by using the FIT Bodywrap®, is becoming a popular way to lose weight. It’s no wonder, since this is a passive form of burning calories.
While far infrared rays (FIR) can be administered via a variety of methods (sauna, handheld devices, etc.), IR immersion has been found to be most helpful in losing weight through eliminating fats and toxins directly and by burning calories. Let’s delve into these processes a bit closer in order to understand the science behind weight loss via infrared immersion therapy.
As you are probably aware, a person’s metabolism has a lot to do with the rate at which they burn calories. Past research shows that infrared immersion raises the rate at which calories are burned while resting (basal metabolism). It can rebalance metabolism directly, as well. Also, as the body becomes less toxic (see Detoxification, below), some physicians believe proper metabolism and immune system strength are restored.
Many diet plans, such as Ted Broer’s Maximum Fat Loss, incorporate ways to change your metabolism in order to lose weight. Regular FIT Bodywrap® sessions, using infrared immersion, might be able to make a positive difference in your metabolism!
Sweating out fat, cholesterol, heavy metals, acids and toxins that won’t be replaced when you rehydrate is one of the main ways in which a FIT Bodywrap® can help a person burn calories and thus lose weight. Studies have shown that these solids can constitute 15-20% of the volume of sweat produced through effective infrared immersion as via FIT Bodywrap®, as compared with only 3-5% in sweat produced via exercise or use of hot air saunas.
Sweating consumes approximately 0.586 calories (kcal) per gram of sweat produced. By using immersive IR therapy such as that in a FIT Bodywrap®, some people could find it induces 3-5 times more sweat than exercise alone will produce, all while relaxing (a passive form of burning calories).
Infrared immersion is a very effective way to detox the body. Expelling the usually hard to remove heavy metals in your sweat can help rebalance both digestion and metabolism. As organic acids are purged, in some people fasting insulin levels may drop toward normal. Lower insulin levels are one way to prevent the body from being pushed to store carbs as fat.
Kevin Trudeau, author of the popular book, The Weight Loss Cure “They” Don’t Want You to Know About, recommends heavy metal detoxes in the fourth, cleansing, phase of his weight loss plan.
FIT Bodywrap® sessions makes it possible for people not willing or unable to follow conditioning and exercise programs to achieve cardiovascular training effects thus getting their heart and blood vessels in better shape. Better circulation can help the body convert carbs and fats directly to energy and promote increased blood flow to the capillaries. This could also increase metabolic rate.
Immersive infrared therapy, such as that provided by FIT Bodywrap®, delivers a four-pronged approach to weight loss via change in metabolism, intense sweating, heavy metal detoxification and an increase in circulation and cardiovascular function.