Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

Does a sauna or steam room help you lose weight?

Or is it just all water weight?

Thanks

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It is a misconception to lose weight by having steam bath or sauna. First thing first, what we want to lose is fat. Weight could be fat, water or even muscle tissue. The loss of weight through excess sweating as experienced in the steam room is not fat, but water.

    After the session, you will be thirsty. Once you drink water, such weight will be back. More worrying is that if the fluid loss is replaced by a high calorie drink, you may end up by gaining fat as a result of your weight loss attempt. So, weight loss after sauna is a temporary loss

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  • 1 decade ago

    due to the fact that the weight loss is through sweating, and is primarily water weight. You can easily regain it after drinking a couple of glasses of water. Some people say that the heart beats faster, which in turn results in the body burning more calories while in a steamroom/sauna. However, you might loose a SMALL amount of weight. Using a sauna is certainly not as effective as spending the same amount of time pursuing an aerobic activity like walking, swimming, or taking an aerobics class.

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  • 3 years ago

    eat a rainbow of colors have at least one brightly colored fruit or vegetable in each meal and if appropriate eat the skins thats where youll find a powerhouse of antioxidants

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  • 3 years ago

    go out dancing or take dancing lessons

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  • Burton
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    4 years ago

    Eat early in the day to lose moew weight

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  • Bertha
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    4 years ago

    eat chili for a couple of days research shows that chili peppers boost your metabolic rate burning 50 more cals a day

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  • 4 years ago

    people who regularly weigh themselves and keep track of their progress in a journal are more likely to lose weight

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  • 4 years ago

    make your cosmo 100 calories skinnier by mixing a raspberry infused vodka with club soda

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  • 4 years ago

    eat a fiber filled apple before a meal to help you feel full faster

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  • 3 years ago

    try to have a little lean protein with each meal as protein tends to be more satisfying than carbs or fats

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