If you’re anything like me, you’ve seen the It Works! wraps all over the place for at least the past few months, and have probably been a bit skeptical about the amazing results people are claiming from their use.
I’ll be very honest with you, I do NOT believe in get-skinny-fast products. While some of them may work to some extent, they are neither healthy nor long-term. After talking to a few friends and distributors, I came to the conclusion that many distributors are marketing these wraps in a way that is far from their intended use. Yes, I have seen It Works! distributors claim that you can lose weight simply by using these wraps…not even kidding, I’ve watched Facebook conversations with distributors trying to convince people that they can lost 100+ pounds with the wraps alone. I hate to burst anyone’s bubble, but it’s just not going to work that way. (If you want real lasting weight-loss, slow and healthy is the way and I have friends that have seen great results with this product line.)
Now, since I’m not in the market for weight loss products, but have this dreadful “twin skin” leftover from carrying great birth-weight twins to term on my 120 lb frame, I thought, why not give these wraps a shot and see if it tightens and firms like they are supposed to?!
So I went out and found a distributor with integrity. One I hadn’t seen making crazy weight-loss claims and knew I could trust to be honest with me about what kind of results to expect. Megan Szafran is the lady to talk to if you want to give these wraps a shot! They are reasonably priced and she’s great to work with! (Disclosure: Megan was kind enough to send me a couple of wraps to try in exchange for an advertising spot on my blog. All opinions of the product shared here are my own!)
I followed all of the directions to the mark, except for drinking about twice the recommended amount of water since that was normal for me. I wore the wrap for about 50 minutes and my measurements were actually the same as before. Now, this is the part where I get really, really honest. This wrap STUNG. I must be one of the few that has a reaction of some sort to something in the wrap. You can actually still see some of the red on my side in one of my after pictures and that was more than 48 hours later.
Meghan was great when I showed her my results and quick to help me attempt to troubleshoot if there might have been a reason for my bad reaction to them. I did see a small decrease in measurements around the 24 hour mark, but they were back to normal around 48 hours. But as you can see in my pictures, the “twin skin” did become a bit tighter! According to Meghan and some of my friends who have had more experience with the wraps, you begin to see much more noticeable changes after the second and third wraps.
Again, honesty: I’m still trying to work up the nerve to try the second wrap that I have. I’m really hoping my reaction was a one time thing. 🙂 In the meantime, I’m working out, hydrating like crazy and eating well to tighten my skin the natural way!
Everyone’s results are different with this product and I’ve seen some amazing before and afters from close friends of mine. So if you’re looking to shrink a bit for a wedding, weekend at the beach, or something of that sort, I can really recommend these! Not so much if you expecting long-term results and are not willing to put in the lifestyle changes of exercise and healthy food choices! If you’re interested in trying a wrap, be sure to contact Meghan Szafran! You can find her on Facebook here or find out more about the It Works! product line here.