Do Ice Packs on Your Belly Really Help You Lose Weight? This is How

According to the ice pack approach, exposure to freezing temperatures might drive the body to burn more calories, specifically targeting fat storage.

Unconventional methods frequently make their way into the spotlight in the ever-changing field of fitness and weight loss. 

The concept of placing ice packs on the belly to help fat loss is one such popular practice.

Proponents of the ice pack approach say that exposing the body to freezing temperatures might stimulate the body to burn more calories

According to the hypothesis, when you apply an ice pack to your abdomen, the body expends energy to maintain its core temperature

Cold temperatures have been demonstrated in studies to activate a kind of fat tissue termed brown adipose tissue (BAT)

which is involved in energy expenditure and thermogenesis.

The extent to which this contributes to targeted belly fat removal, however, is less clear.

Cold exposure did increase calorie expenditure, according to a 2014 study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism

 This shows that, while cold exposure can increase total calorie burn, reducing abdominal fat on the spot may be more difficult.

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