Do waist trainers really help blast belly fat? Here are 7 things you need to know

Last Updated on May 17, 2021 by MyGh.Online

The hourglass figure has regained popularity in recent years. with celebrities like the Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, and Beyonce helping to bring back the coveted hourglass figure.

These waist shapers are supposed to give the wearer an exaggerated hourglass figure, which is a tiny waist and curves over the hips. The waist trainer has been around since the Victorian times and was known as corset.

The first corset dates back to the late 1500s or early 1600s according to Fashion Time, since then, the original design has altered quite a bit, but with the same adverse health effects that come with cinching one’s waist.

Firstly let’s look at how waist trainers are marketed and what companies claim that waist trainers can do for you.

The claims are plenty and almost too goof to be true but the common ones include helping you lose fat and inches from your waist, metabolising fat, releasing toxins, compressing your core, and helping you eat less.

If you’re considering using a waist trainer for extensive periods of time, it’s important you have all the facts and make sure you’re not causing more harm than good.

Take a look at these 7 waist trainer tips that you need to know!

They do have that instant effect, just put it around your waist immediately looks smaller, taut and tiny. Waist training can also serve as a constant reminder of your present shape, aiding a sense of restriction which can motivate individuals to diet.

The problem is that waist training only makes you look slimmer while you are wearing the corset. Once you take it off, your body will soon revert back to its normal shape.

This is because wearing a corset will have no effect on the amount of body fat that you have. In order to get long-term results from waist training, you would need to wear the corset all the time.

With waist training, the upper organs move upwards, and the lower organs shift downwards. This can then put a similar pressure on the abdomen – which has been known to cause constipation.

You might see an increase in body temperature and excessive sweating whilst ‘waist training’ during exercise, which can cause dehydration. To minimise any symptoms, we would advise people to stay fully hydrated.

Prolonged waist training means your abdominal muscles aren’t as active, even if you are exercising regularly. Waist training has the potential to cause a weakening of the back and abdominal muscles, as you are not relying on using these muscles for posture when wearing the corset.

The corset provides the support, not the muscles, and if the muscles are not used they will waste.

Tightness and repeated use of your waist trainer can cause cramps, discomfort and pinching if it is too tight. This restriction and tightness around the waist could interfere with the appearance and general health of your skin.

Furthermore, the quality and depth of your breathing, particularly if wearing your ‘waist trainer’ while exercising, is also affected.

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