Saran wrap around your waist to lose weight?

Okay so my roommate is a fattie and has a large stomach (not to be mean) but i remember my first roommate used to wrap his midsection in saran wrap, wear a garbage bag over it and a sweater when he went to go run and he said wrestlers did it to cut weight (he wrestled) so i thought i'd suggest it to my roommate... show more Okay so my roommate is a fattie and has a large stomach (not to be mean) but i remember my first roommate used to wrap his midsection in saran wrap, wear a garbage bag over it and a sweater when he went to go run and he said wrestlers did it to cut weight (he wrestled) so i thought i'd suggest it to my roommate as an added way to cut that weight down along with him coming to work out with me. So my questions are:

Is it safe?
What are the dangers?
Does it work?
What are other ways he can lose that bulge quickly?
and any tips for him?
Oh and does it work for love handles?
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