I'm just surprised that those are still around - been around since the 60's I think. Actually they are used quite often by - race horse jockeys who are always trying to keep their weight down (most of them live a very meager life to say the least - jocks like Pat Day have enough $$ to afford a gourmet chef but can't afford to eat the cooking!
Yup, it's just water weight. Kind of like those body wraps where the salons wrap you in herbs and Saran Wrap.
Miss Chris - are you referring to "Title 9 Sports"? I'm surprised that they would sell something like that, at least they aren't promoting it as a weight-loss tool. I'm not into saunas myself but I know that people who ARE just LOOOVE to sweat and then take a cold plunge. I tried it ONCE in Calistoga. Not for me - I'll stick to the massages!
Anyone remember the "Slim-Suit" that you stuck your vacumn cleaner hose in to suck out all the fat?