If you have been watching commercials late at night, you may have run into the infamous Tummy Tuck Belt System commercial. This system claims to help you lose an entire inch of belly fat within one month of use guaranteed.
I found the entire commercial a bit too good to be true but being an action orientated person that was totally desperate to reduce belly fat, I took the plunge and purchased the belt. The belt arrived within 7 days after ordering it and it also came with a thermal cream that is used in conjunction with the belt.
How does the Tummy Tuck Belt System work?
It needs all but 10 minutes of daily use for you to reduce your waistline by an entire inch within a month – so it claims. I was intrigued by the short amount of time that it required but I also realized that their marketing angle was almost like selling a magic pill for abdominal fat loss.
The instructions state you first apply the cream to your belly and then place the tummy tuck belt over the belly and strap it up tight. After getting the belt properly situated, the next step is to begin doing two full minutes of abdominal crunches and exercise if you feel up to it. You are supposed to use the belt every day of the week for an entire month to get the one inch reduction in your waist line.
The Tummy Tuck Comparison Study Results:
I also found another commercial that used a University Study without any actual name mentioned of the university where the study took place that showed two groups of people that exercised and followed the same exact diet. One group wore the tummy tuck belt while the other group did not wear one. At the conclusion of the study the group that wore the tummy tuck belt lost double the amount of inches of their waistline than the group that did not wear the belt.
Small But Important Things To Observe In Tummy Tuck Belts.
Before we go into exact details of how a tummy tuck belt works, let’s first discuss the mechanics of burning fat – isn’t that what someone would wear the belt for anyway?
The process of burning body fat involves a thermogenic process of heating the fatty deposits within the body to the point that the oil deposits melt and get released from the body either through sweat, urine or defecation.
If it takes heat for the body to burn fat then the only logical and scientific way to burn fat is by exercising, which increases the internal body temperature enough to burn body fat. Of course, one of the hardest areas to burn fat, especially in men is the stomach area.
Our bodies tend to store body fat around the waist first and that is why a tummy tuck belt solution sounds so appealing as it supposedly targets that exact area of the body and melts away build up fat from years of high carbohydrates, sugars and fats.
If a tummy tuck belt works then wouldn’t a belt made to reduce fat on your back or legs work as well?
This is where science plays its role to debunk the myth of tummy tuck belts and the system that is mentioned in those late at night “as seen on tv” commercials. First off, there is no such thing as reducing body fat specifically from area of the body.