Waist Training – A Smaller Waist Without Surgery?

One of the hottest trends, thanks to Kim Kardashian, is waist training. She posted some photos of herself using a waist trainer after having her babies, and the whole world wanted in. You have to admit, she does have a pretty tiny waist, especially considering she has had two children! So what is waist training all about? As with anything, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it! What you don’t want to do is just slap a corset on and hope it all works out.

I have been reading a lot about this practice online and came across this book called Waist Training 101: A Guide to Using Corsets to Slim Your Waistline by Vanna B. This seems to be the most popular resource for people who are looking to use waist training to shrink their waistline. It’s my understanding that the program involves utilizing a waist trainer, combined with a healthy eating and exercise program. I read quite a few posts where people used these methods for several weeks and got great results. While many of these people raved about the results, these sample people complained about the discomfort and generally feeling “over it” after 2-3 weeks.

It seems a general consensus amongst personal trainers and fitness professionals that waist training is simply a temporary fix. Rather than assisting the body to release the fat in the midsection, it simply displaces it. So, if your goal is simply to get a smaller waistline, this may be the program for you. However, if overall better health is the ultimate goal, good old fashioned exercise and healthy eating is still the way to go.

So how do you know if waist training really works? Try it for yourself! If you do decide to give it a go, make sure to get the book and use it properly. You certainly don’t want to take the risk of hurting yourself or using it improperly.

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