Sweatz Fat Burning Vests: Burn Fat Twice as Fast?

By Ted

Ok, do people still fall for these gimmicks?

We published a vintage weight loss article that looks at all the crazy weight loss gimmicks that have existed in yesteryear, BUT it appears as though history merely repeats itself.



Wrapping yourself up in a plastic bag while you workout definitely will make you sweat, but will that sweating result in getting rid of bums, thighs, upper arms, and tums?

Your body will be working harder to cool itself down, but the results are highly exaggerated.  Strength training exercises that continue to burn calories long after the workout are your best bet.

The Sweatz Vest is just a rehash of a gimmick tried before and I think cutting head and arm holes out of a trash bag would work just as well.

What do you think of products like the Sweatz Weight Loss Vest?




  1. Smartphysicalworkout

    Anything that helps and is treated in moderation can work.

  2. TheBumbler

    I think I should like to continue having a bum, thighs, upper arms, etc. Kind of come in handy!

  3. Ted

    I think they got this idea from Silver Linings Playbook! I just finally saw it last night and Patrick had a trash bag on for half the movie! Excellent movie BTW.

  4. Spectra

    Aren’t those sort of dangerous? If you sweat too much during your workouts without replenishing your electrolytes, that can cause issues with cramping and your heart. I’d probably skip this one–it’s one of those too-good-to-be-true type of thing.

  5. Vlou

    Its all about making money…

    and it works because people are more likely to try these gimmicks if they think it will save them having to get off their bottoms and do some exercise…