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Massaging Fat to Lose Weight

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does it work?
I read many asian women massage their troubled parts, such as their arms and stomach, to lose fat. The process apparently breaks down fat and makes it easier to lose fat when exercising and dieting. I also read somewhere that it works without exercising and dieting, but that sounds ridiculous. Has anyone else heard of this, and has anyone tried doing it before? You're supposed to do it until it hurts, and to keep going for at least 5 minutes.

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to put it simply, no. asian women are probably some of the most uninformed/misinformed females when it comes to fat loss. eat right and exercise. it's as simple as that.

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^^ lol can't be any more correct. Asian women have flat butts because they don't even squat. They also don't lift.

If only they were more educated in the fitness aspect.

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That's a lie made up by marketers to try to sell you their expensive fat massage products.

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Right after I finished reading the post, I busted out laughing.

That sounds so silly.

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why are people responding so negatively to this question?

massaging doesn't promote fat loss per say, but it does increase circulation within the skin, and stimulates the lymph nodes so that fluid is drained, thus reducing the swelling in your body. it also softens the muscles, which makes them loosen up and appear more elongated rather than bulky. loosened muscles allow for more flexibility, so you can do more movement. massaging has a lot of therapeutic effects as well, it's definitely beneficial when incorporated into a healthy regime. (◡‿◡✿) if it hurts, either the technique is wrong or the muscle is very tight; if it's the latter, continuous massaging will help.

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honestly, i didn't know people did that..but i have been doing it LOL

I have a lot of excess skin and fat from being pregnant 2 years in a row.

I cant help but try and attempt to "massage" my skin back into place.

I've been doing it since December 2011 (thats when i REALLY dedicated myself to losing weight) everday in the shower running hot water over it (hoping that it will "melt" it LOL) (idk where i come up with these weird ideas...xD)

I can't say it's helped me lose weight or fat because i have been exercising hard and eating better. But i did lose inches..and lost only 2 pounds..-__-"

but nonetheless, i am stronger, leaner, and healthier >=)

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if it did work, then we'd see WAYYYYY more people massaging their fat and exercising would be a joke.

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...so massaging breaks fat cells but promotes skin circulation?

But I don't think fat has the sense of feel like skin does... I think it promotes bruising of the skin more than anything else if your massaging until it hurts.

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You should take cold water not hot water lol. A simple google search helps.

Cold water improves circulation and is very good for your skin. Hot water dries your skin out.

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You should take cold water not hot water lol. A simple google search helps.

Cold water improves circulation and is very good for your skin. Hot water dries your skin out.

warm

ftfy

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http://artofmanliness.com/2010/01/18/the-james-bond-shower-a-shot-of-cold-water-for-health-and-vitality/

http://www.ineedmotivation.com/blog/2008/04/4-reasons-why-you-need-to-take-cold-showers/

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http://artofmanliness.com/2010/01/18/the-james-bond-shower-a-shot-of-cold-water-for-health-and-vitality/

http://www.ineedmotivation.com/blog/2008/04/4-reasons-why-you-need-to-take-cold-showers/

sure but common sense says you'll catch a cold

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A lot of Asian spas offer services like such (especially in Hong Kong and Taiwan). Massaging an area would improve blood circulation; thereby making it easier to "lose" weight. It doesn't work with one treatment; you have to go in for multiple treatment to see a difference.

I think it would work if you do this in addition to eating healthy and exercising regularly.

But if you just lay down on a spa bed and hope to have the all the fats massaged off -- keep dreaming.

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Oh man, if massaging away your fat was a viable method of losing weight, I would totally take the time to carefully massage every inch of fat off of my body each and every day. 

But in order to do that effectively and consistently would probably take me about 5 hours given the amount of fat I'd have to work with.

Who the hell has that kind of free time?  LOL.

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I'm pretty sure it doesn't do crap lol

believe it or not, fat is stored energy

Your body coverts food into energy and uses a certain amount of energy each day. Infact calories are how much energy it takes to burn a certain amount of food. When you eat too much or eat too many high-calorie foods, your body doesn't need or use them all, so it stores the extra energy as fat.

When you try to lose weight, you're trying to create a calorie deficit, since your eating less or eating lower calorie foods, the body has less feul to burn and burns fat (stored energy) instead to keep your body functioning.  The same kind of thing happens when you exercise, exercise takes up more energy in a shorter amount of time, so your body has to use the stored energy in fat to keep functioning.

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well my non-asian friend (who purposely strays from anything asian related...except me i guess hah) told me that she massages her belly and it makes it less fatty.

i was skeptical because it sounds ridiculous.

just stick to exercising and eating right, honey.

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