I was talking to a client while she was running on the treadmill. Her goal is to lose weight and tone. She told me that she was thinking of doing waist training; as she said this, she took her hands and began to slim her waist to mimic a corset waist trainer.
I was two seconds from hitting the stop button on her treadmill and watching her fly off and onto the floor. It was a joke, I would never! I just looked at her and she laughed. I told her that she doesn’t need to wear a waist trainer. She asked why. And I’m going to share with you what I told her.
Dangers of waist training
In my Mr. T. voice, I pity the fools who are doing waist training. Why,because it is giving women (and some men) a false sense of hope. It is not something that you can do and maintain for a lifetime.
To get that very tiny waist from the corset and maintain you would have to wear the corset tightly, all day and all night for the rest of your life. Why would anyone want to do that? If you don’t have a tiny waist by now you probably will not get one because it might not be genetically possible for you.
Genetics plays a role in your body shape, bone structure and where fat is placed. Women are working hard at trying to achieve a smaller waist to hip ratio. They are trying hard, but at the wrong things.
Waist training can go wrong if not done properly. It can restrict your breathing and cause rib damage.
Diet + Exercise
It great that you are working hard, but work hard at what matters. Your diet and exercise. Eating healthy; cutting out bad fats, simple carbs, sweet treats and fried foods will help slim you down. I urge you to not underestimate the powers of healthy eating.
Drinking more water also can do wonders for you. If you are drinking more pop and sugary juices this could be hindering your tiny waist look. You’re ingesting nothing but sugar and dyes. You know how much pop you drink a day. Try replacing one can of pop for 8 oz of water and you’ll see a difference in your mood, skin, and size.
Lastly, and certainly not least. Be active. You can’t expect to slim down if all you do is eat and sit. If this is your lifestyle then you can seriously forget about having a slimmer waist. Get your butt up and dome something. Walk, jog, take a fitness class, it doesn’t matter, just move!
If you are just sitting, eating and wearing a corset all day you’re doing yourself and your body a huge disservice.