Ask Rocco: My Husband Sweats Like a Pig
"My husband recently lost over 200 pounds through a sensible diet and exercise. He's so afraid of gaining it back, though, that he's become obsessive about it. On Fridays before weigh-in, he works out at least two times (runs and/or does the elliptical machine) and barely eats. Plus, he wears one of those plastic suits when he works out. When he's done, sweat pours from him like a waterfall. Is it disgusting? Yes. But, I really want to know: Is this healthy?
– Jennifer, West Des Moines
This question is so loaded that I feel like Ive got a big-ass Bulls Eye on my chest. Sweating is healthy when it is done naturally. What your husband is doing is not natural. Plastic suits were banned for use from scholastic and collegiate sports, such as wrestling, because they can create a deadly state of dehydration. Sweat is produced to cool the body so it doesnt over-heat and blow a gasket (very similar to your car's radiator). The so-called weight that is lost during this insane sweat-a-thon is easily regained when you ingest any liquids. If your husband continues on with this stupidity, his body will show extreme signs of aging. Skin and the body, in general, needs to be hydrated to stay alive. Almost everything in the body needs water to complete its chemical processes. Something in your question really disturbs me, but I have to mention it. If your husband is this obsessive about his weight, he really needs to go and see a therapist that specializes in weight loss psychology.
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