Waist training: A cinch. Four reasons why it works
Corsets have been used by women for thousands of years to mold their bodies into the most desirable shape – the hourglass figure.
Due to the psychological trigger that curves signify fertility, health, and maturity, this body type has been the most desirable one for as long as humans have existed. And there is no denying that the hourglass figure is one of the most eye-catching shapes due to the waist-to-hip ratio.
This is why waist training is one of the most popular trends nowadays despite social advancements on body positivity.
From my experience, waist training works. I have seen a noticeable difference in the size and shape of my waist by consistently wearing it for 4 to 8 hours on average over the last two years. I believe it has worked for me, not because it has shifted my organs around my body as some women fear, but because of the following four reasons:
1. It compresses my stomach, making it unable to expand as much as it normally would. This causes me to feel full quicker and with less food, therefore decreasing my portion size and preventing me from overeating. This translates into less caloric intake and of course weight loss.
2. The material it is made of heats up my entire midsection and makes me sweat the water weight as well as burn the fat from all areas of the waist including my back and sides.
3. Due to the constant heat and sweating, I have naturally been drinking much more water than I used to. This helps flush out the toxins in my body.
It also helped me get into the habit of drinking a lot of water even when I'm not wearing the waist trainer.
4. It helped me improve my posture and sit straight. Good posture makes you appear taller and leaner. It is also the key to a healthy back.
For these reasons, I would definitely recommend waist training.
When choosing the right one for you, make sure you get one that is relatively unnoticeable so that you can easily wear it under your everyday clothes. This way, you’ll be able to wear it throughout the day and get in those 4-8 hours of training daily.