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OK, so wrapping your waist in plastic wrap is supposed to be a quick fix to lose weight. Think about how ridiculous this sounds. Yes, the act of wrapping yourself in these wraps does cause sweating, which helps you lose water weight; but that’s all you’re losing. Not to mention excessive sweating can lead to dehydration, and because the sweat does not dry — it stays trapped under the wrap — your body temperature may rise to harmful levels.