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Testing Out Sauna Weight Loss Method

Updated on October 24, 2009

There are so many products that claim to help you to lose weight, it is hard to know which ones are really worth trying. Many of them really don't help at all, so it is best to do some research before spending your money on this type of product. The best way to lose weight really is to make dietary changes and exercise. However, many people are probably wondering whether or not there is any truth to the sauna weight loss claims that have been going around lately.

If you belong to a gym, or if you are willing to pay for a day pass, you can test out the sauna weight loss claims yourself. Just make sure the gym in question has a sauna you can use, most do. Weigh yourself before you get in the sauna. Then relax in the sauna for thirty minutes. Once you get out of the sauna, weigh yourself again. You will most likely notice a difference in your weight of a few pounds. However, is this really weight loss?

Most of the sauna weight loss is actually just caused by the water loss when you sweat in the sauna. In order to truly see whether you have actually lost any weight you will need to wait a couple hours and drink enough water to rehydrate yourself, and then weigh yourself again. In some cases you might actually end up with a small amount of sauna weight loss.

When sauna weight loss does occur, it is normally because you are retaining extra water, many times due to excess salt consumption. When you sweat, you get rid of some of the extra salt in your system, so your body stops retaining so much water. In order to keep this weight gone you will have to minimize your salt consumption in the future so you don't start retaining water again.

The above information is true regardless of the type of sauna. The traditional saunas and the infrared saunas both work basically the same way. They do not actually melt fat or anything like that. They just warm up your body, which causes you to sweat and lose water and salt.

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