With bathing suit season here, there's a new As Seen on TV belt that promises to help you lose weight. It claims to focus heat energy to your core, to slim you down. Heat vision photography in the infomercial shows how the belly burner increases your thermal core temperature, supercharging the calorie burning process, and accelerating the fat burning energy needed to trim down those love handles and belly fat.
Personal fitness trainer Cindy Ross has seen those commercials. "Usually they just create you to sweat more," says Ross. She trains her clients for success. "A lot of smaller clients that come to the studio actually have belly fat, they've had from having babies and things like that," says Ross. One of her client's Grace Castronova falls into that category. "It is my biggest problem area, everything else seems to tone up pretty well except for my stomach area it always turns into a pooch," says Castronova.
So, Grace decided to give it a go for us. I measured her before getting started, and Cindy would be our expert monitoring her progress. Here's their reaction after her first round of exercise. "It's been great I do like how it helps the posture and I can feel a lot more warmth here than I usually do," says Castronova. "I'm not really sure it's gonna help you lose weight, there's no magic pill. I'm a little iffy on it, but I'm open to it," says Ross.
Grace promised to wear her Belly Burner belt while working out with Cindy. We checked in a month later. "It was nice to wear, I did enjoy wearing it. I liked it because it made me sweat more. I did have better form when I wore it," says Castronova. What about those measurements? "I actually think she's a half inch bigger," says Ross. "You really cannot spot reduce any part of your body. It's gonna have to be overall exercise. I think that's what we proved over the last month," says Ross.
In your opinion, is this a deal or a dud? "It's a dud, it's a dud," says Ross.