Sometimes those pictures don't lie, exactly, but are deceiving nonetheless. I came across this youtube video, where a guy shows how he can change himself from looking exactly like the before picture, to looking exactly like the after picture, and back again, over the course of 1 hour. (this is not specific to the wraps - just a general reminder that appearances can be very deceiving).
I always wonder because the people that claim they work. Take a picture and don't put their head in the picture. So it is easy to get someone that looks just like them and is smaller to take the after picture.
They have that where I live under a different name - I'm totally embarrased to admit I tried it! The only thing it was good for was laughs, later when I told my friends about the experience. They killed themselves laughing - me . . . wrapped up looking like a mummy. And they said if you exercised while you were wrapped it would work better. So I got up in front of the monitor with the dvd, with the other few silly women who were there - looked like a mummy convention . . . hopping and dancing around with nothing but our eyes and face sticking out . . . really, I'm laughing just thinking about it. SAVE YOUR MONEY!! It won't work! But you might lose a lb laughing so hard . . .
thanks everyone for the comments. I am not going to spend my money on any wraps. I kinda figure if they were that much of a miracle then everyone would be using them. There are so many things like this anymore, drives me crazy
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1,031 9/4/13 2:00 P
I don't need to lose weight but was almost guilted into going to one of these parties by a friend....when I told her I don't need to lose weight, she started telling me about the other "healthy" stuff they have. Just knowing about the ridiculous claims of the wraps, I will not rush out to buy anything else they have to sell either. I don't mind that people have parties and stuff, like Tupperware, lingerie, or even purse parties. At least you kind of know what you are getting, and there is less room for that type of false advertising. Unless they sell sexy underwear and make you believe that wearing it will cause you to appear 50 lbs lighter!
And for the comedy effect. This is how our final conversation on the topic went down, more or less:
Her: Pleeease come to my party! Me: (about 225# at the time, outweighing her by about 75#) I... wouldn't feel very comfortable. Her: oh but it's fun! you just wear them under your clothes! You just wrap it around your... Me: uhm. I don't think one would fit around me (glances down at 45# waistline) her: well.. uhhh...well if you felt uncomfortable wearing it on your body, you could just test it on your arm! you can wrap these around your arms, or legs, or wherever you want to tone up. Me: so it's... $30 to try one out on my arm Her: (sensing victory) yes! Me: so, if it works, i come to work tomorrow with one fat arm and one skinny arm? Her: uhm
I have a co-worker that has been flogging those stupid things in my place of work as well.
Firstly I will say, those wraps are crap. I haven't used one but my co-worker has pulled in a couple of "customers" here.... and for all the $$$$$ they have spent, not one of them looks the slightest bit different. Sure, they "lose an inch and feel more toned" for... about a day. Nothing that shows, nothing that lasts. These are pure crap, fake, snake oil, rip off, scam.
Secondly, it is not really appropriate to flog commercial products to the captive-audience in one's workplace. You could complain to management/human resources if you wanted. This did happen at my workplace - the seller initially tried to drum up interest for her Wrap Party using the company email - nope! Not allowed to solicit for commercial gain using company email, a rapid stop was put to that. Of course, determined multi-level-marketers will work around such restrictions and approach you on the down-low, in the lunch room, in casual conversation, etc., and it is REALLY ANNOYING.
I find the body wrap marketers to be particularly distasteful because our weight and figure tends to be a sensitive, personal issue, and they really put a person on the spot. I really did NOT appreciate being asked to a Wrap Party and the awkwardness that ensued as I tried to "politely" decline. Which I had to do at least 3x before Miss Marketer got the point and moved on to more profitable pastures. Just say no and keep saying NO.
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174 9/4/13 12:39 P
I would tell her for the final time NO, and please do not ask me again.
Then you could tell her if you change your mind you will let her know. This will make it less harsh.
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36 9/4/13 11:07 A
One of my friends took me to a wrap party and I did try one there. It did take a couple of inches off my waist but it definitely did not stay off. Also, when I was there the lady told me that if I hadn't drank enough water, the wrap could actually make me gain inches. I would not spend the money on it as any inches it does take off, is more than likely water weight.
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905 9/4/13 9:51 A
Ok, I'm going to be honest here and admit that I have tried them and they do work. I mean, you do lose inches in the short run, but I believe that it has to be water or fluids or something. I have used them a few times just before an important event that I wanted to look my best for, but I have never seen any long term effects from them and I certainly can't imagine how they would tighten muscles??
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2,482 9/4/13 9:37 A
I'll trade you the lamp and one of those wraps for a bridge in Brooklyn. ;)
I have had success with using cocoa butter to lessen the appearance of the stretch marks I got when I put on 30lbs in 3 months (yeah for research projects :P)
Ok my friend at work is trying to get me to buy the ItWorks body wraps. She told me it would help tighten up the stretched out ab muscles and help rid the stretch marks. They are quite pricey but are "supposed" to work the first time in only 20 minutes. I would think that if it truly worked that well everyone would be using them. What are all of your thoughts on this?
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