Ok…if you’re on any form of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, etc) this post is especially for you. There’s a trend that’s far from new but if you’re on social media…you see it everywhere. From celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba to the regular around the way girls, everyone is waist training!
So we all want that coke bottle shape, right? That tiny waist with the round hips and the perky chest….but what are we willing to do to get that shape?! Well bring on the waist trainers! The idea of wearing a corset to obtain that tiny waist is an idea that dates back to the 16th century. The new-age idea for waist training is that you wear a waist trainer for at least 12 hours each day and you will lose inches around your waist.
Does this sounds too good to be true? Well, that’s because it is! I’m not going to lie, the idea of getting a smaller waist by wearing a corset is tempting, but ITS NOT SAFE! Don’t believe the hype! Waist training is like a quick fix diet- you see results almost immediately but if you fall back into the same unhealthy habits that gave you problems to begin with…you with resort back to your old body!
I wanted to get some facts, so I went to my physician to ask some questions…Here are a few points to think about before you go buy a waist trainer…
1) Compressing fat does NOT make it magically disappear from your body! All you’re doing is moving the fat around! Have you seen pics of girls in waist trainers with fat bulging from the top and bottom?! THe fat is not going to just disappear because you’re pressing it in!
2) Waist trainers that are worn too tight will restrict your breathing. Trying to breath with a waist trainer on is comparable to having a panic attack if it’s too tight. You will not get enough oxygen, which leads to much bigger problems than your waist size. Waist training can also cause serious rib damage and damage to your internal organs!
3)Waist training also restricts movement in your midsection. It can restrict your lungs, which can lead to lung infection and can also restrict your bowels from moving, causing constipation.
4) By wearing the waist trainer you are not allowing your core muscles to strengthen and do the work! Your core muscles are actually weakend by waist training!
5) Wearing a tight waist trainer pushes on the stomach, which can cause acid reflux.
So after all that work of taking it off and on and restricting your breathing and movement…without proper exercise and healthy eating…all that work was done in vain because it served no purpose! The ultimate waist shaper is a HEALTHY DIET and EXERCISE!!! There’s no getting around it ladies! There’s no easy way out! What you put in is what you get out…so if you treat your body like crap, it will show. If you eat crap, it will show. If you are not active, it will show! Sorry to be so harsh, but if you really want the body and life you envision YOU HAVE TO DO THE WORK!
And with that being said….please contact me if you have any questions or need help with healthy eating plans, tips and exercise routines. I’m here to help YOU!!!