Lose Weight in an Infrared Sauna

Having trouble losing weight? Did you know there are toxic chemicals in your body causing resistant weight loss? You can lose weight in an infrared sauna by burning calories and detoxing obesogens.

The secret is out on sauna weight loss!

An infrared sauna can help you lose weight by detoxifying the body of toxins that promote weight gain and burning calories while you relax in total comfort.

I struggled with resistant weight loss for years. Only when I began detoxing and using an infrared sauna on a regular basis was I finally able to get my weight (and health) under control.

Maintaining a healthy weight is important to your overall quality of life. That’s no secret. In fact, a 10-year study published by The New England Journal of Medicine discovered that the circumference of your waist alone is a critical factor for assessing the risk of premature death. (1)

In other words, by maintaining a healthy weight, you may be able to live a longer, healthier life, hopefully to 110!

Can’t Lose Weight? Here’s why…

Obesogens are toxic chemicals that promote weight gain and prevent weight loss. If you have trouble losing weight, obesogenic chemicals are going to be a big reason why. And only using an infrared sauna is going to solve this problem. Allow me to explain.

Conventional thinking around weight management has always hovered around two things – diet and exercise. This is the whole “calories in/calories out” model, that we are now understanding more and more isn’t accurate. There is far more going on than just energy intake and energy expenditure.

There are culprits in our environment called obesogens that are making us fat.

Most people don’t realize that products they’re using every day contain toxins and chemicals that are promoting weight gain. Things like our shampoo, beauty products, perfume, the packaging our food comes in, food, household cleaners, and much more, all contain toxins called obesogens.

Obesogens are chemicals that directly or indirectly increase obesity through disruption of metabolic, hormonal, or developmental processes. They have the ability to alter fat cell development, alter metabolism, and promote fat retention. They cause weight gain, insulin resistance and diabetes.

There are currently 20 chemicals that have been identified as obesogens, but there are certainly far more than this list! They include nicotine, MSG, arsenic, atrazine, DDT, high fructose corn syrup, parabens, fragrance, phthalates and BPA.

In fact, this chart shows the correlation between the rise in chemical production, and introduction of toxic chemicals, into our environment and our rising obesity rates.

When you use an infrared sauna, you SWEAT out these fattening chemicals! And you have to use a sauna on a regular basis to maintain a healthy weight as we are exposed to these chemicals daily.  This is one of the many benefits of sauna use.

If you want to lose weight or combat resistant weight loss, you’ve got to get these chemicals out of your body. This is especially true of many readers who have tried diet, exercise and everything under the sun and have not been able to lose weight. I know. I’ve been there, done that. It wasn’t until I began using a sauna that got my weight under control.

Obesogenic chemicals are the reason you’re not losing weight. And only using regular infrared sauna use is going to solve this problem. 

Infrared Heat Technology

That’s where the Sunlighten brand of weight training comes in: sauna weight loss. Using infrared heat technology to burn calories, Sunlighten saunas are clinically shown to aid weight loss.

In a 2009 study, Sunlighten infrared saunas were shown to help lower weight and waist circumference in just a three-month period. (1)

The common theme among subjects in the study was that far infrared sauna use was similar to moderate exercise but “much more relaxing”.  Therefore, Sunlighten saunas can be an effective lifestyle advantage for those who cannot participate in traditional exercise programs due to medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, cardiovascular or respiratory problems. (1)

In addition, according to information published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, infrared sauna weight loss sessions were shown to burn up to 600 calories. (2)

During a sauna weight loss session, core temperatures increase. The body has to work hard to cool itself, causing a healthy sweat. Using an infrared sauna increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, burning more calories, leading to more weight loss. And blood flow rises, increasing from 5-7 quarts up to 13 quarts a minute. (3)

Plus, regular use of a Sunlighten sauna may provide many of the same benefits as regular exercise, such as cardiovascular conditioning. That’s right, using Sunlighten for infrared weight loss therapy is like giving yourself a passive cardio workout – wherever and whenever you need it!

Frequently Asked Questions About Sauna Weight Loss

Q: How do saunas help me lose weight?
A: Sunlighten saunas have been proven to aid in weight loss by heating your core temperature to induce sweating. Increases in blood flow and heart rate are a result, which, much like moderate exercise, has shown to help you lose weight. Saunas also help you lose weight by easing aches and pains associated with weight training, helping you get back into the gym the next day.

Q: How much weight can I lose in a sauna?
A: There’s a lot that goes into weight loss, including your current weight, and eating and exercise habits. Just as there’s no one diet for every person, there’s no one number of pounds lost using an infrared sauna. Sessions have been shown to burn as much as 200-600 calories, which may be similar to an hour-long jogging session on a treadmill.

Q: How do I use a sauna to lose weight?
A: The most popular way to lose weight in an infrared sauna is to sit back and enjoy your session! But there are many more ways to enhance your session and subsequent weight loss. Like performing hot yoga while in your Sunlighten sauna. This could not only improve weight loss, but offers a host of other health benefits like flexibility and better sleep. If hot yoga sounds too strenuous, consider adding mild stretching to your sauna session. This low-impact workout is not only relaxing but it helps raise your core temperature a bit more – effectively aiding in weight loss while in the sauna. For the best weight loss results, use the 3-in-1 weight loss program that uses a combination of far and mid infrared at a high intensity to to stimulate the cardiovascular system.

Q: What is the difference between steam sauna and infrared sauna for weight loss?
A: A traditional sauna uses wet or dry heat to warm the air around you, which induces sweating. This can aid in weight loss, but it has shown that the weight loss is mainly due to loss of water – or heavy sweating. An infrared sauna heats your body from the inside out, which allows you to stay in the sauna longer and increases your heart rate. Infrared sauna use results in more calories burned in a shorter period of time. Furthermore, Solocarbon infrared heat allows for most of the far infrared wavelength to be near 9.4 microns, which is the level at which the human body absorbs infrared energy.  This is also the frequency at which a water molecule resonates or vibrates. This vibration causes a release of cellular toxins.  This optimal micron output also allows for deeper penetration of far infrared heat, which improves weight loss efforts.

Q: Can I remove fat-promoting chemicals from my body with exercise or use of a regular sauna?
A: One thing to note is that detox of obesogenic chemicals is not about merely sweating with exercise or use of a regular sauna at your gym. Only an infrared sauna produces the ‘productive sweat’ that removes a large amount of toxic chemicals at a rate that is sufficient to remove them faster than they are coming into the body.

Hint: Please stop putting these toxic chemicals on your body. That might help! You can read this article for natural beauty products that do not contain toxins that can cause weight gain.

I hope this article shed some light on another tool in your arsenal you can use to promote weight loss. I struggled with resistant weight loss for years. Only when I began detoxing and using an infrared sauna on a regular basis was I finally able to get my weight (and health) under control.

 

Click here for References+

  • Dr. Richard Beever BSc, MD, CCFP. Do Far-Infrared Saunas have Measurable Health Benefits? A Sequential Longitudinal Interrupted Time Series Design Study. 2009. Dr. Richard Beever BSc, MD, CCFP. Do Far-Infrared Saunas have Cardiovascular Benefits in People with Type 2 Diabetes? Canadian Journal of Diabetes 2010; 34 (2) :113 – 118.
  • Journal of the American Medical Association, August 1981.
  • Dr. Masakazu Imamura, MD, et al. Repeated Thermal Therapy Improves Impaired Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients With Coronary Risk Factors. Vol. 38, No. 4, 2001. Journal of American College of Cardiology: pp 1083-1088.

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Wendy Myers, FDN, CHHC, is a functional diagnostic nutritionist, certified holistic health coach and founder of Live to 110. Her passions include getting you healthy, Modern Paleo, retoxing and detoxing. Discover her Mineral Power Program and enjoy freedom from fatigue and brain fog with metal detox.