(Closed) "Waist training" Do you think it works?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
9076 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

It works but not in a weight-loss fashion. You won’t lose weight with waist training. It simply makes your waste smaller by changing the way your muscles and organs sit within the waist. Cathie Jung has the smallest waist in the world, of which she achieved by waist training with corsets.

Post # 3
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Technically, you can lose weight with waist training, but that’s because of an offset of not being able to intake as much food (big meal, big belly can’t happen). As someone who eats healthy and waist trained to change shape dramatically due to the visual appeal vs losing weight, this definitely isn’t the way to go for specifically weight loss. 

Post # 4
2293 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s not something I would try.  Seems kinda extreme to me. 

Post # 5
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I just got a more casual verion that doubles as back support for my aching bones, but I know it has caused me to sweat more and keep my heart rate up.  I haven’t worn it consistently enough to see results, but I can see how there might be some potential.  It absolutely won’t work for weight loss if that’s all youre doing (no diet or exercise changes), but I believe a stiff/tight corset would work to change shape by moving fat and muscle around/

Post # 6
481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It won’t do much in the way of weight loss, but waist training definitely  changes the shape of your torso. Make sure you get a high-quality, custom fit corset. The cheap ones with plastic boning won’t do much. Steel boning is more effective and durable.

Post # 7
784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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sweetchiquita12:  When I was a teen, back before Spanx were a thing, I would wear something similar to them. I went from a 14 to a 10. I also used the plastic wrap trick. I am not sure that either of these worked though as my mom had me taking the most popular, herbal weight loss thing at the time and I was on the dance line in the marching band, so I became more active and of course was eating less. 

Post # 8
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Your organs are placed exactly where they are for good reason. I find this fad disturbing.

Post # 11
864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

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sweetchiquita12:  I think if you want to use it for weight loss and not moving your organs around, maybe try one of those “slimming belts.” it’s basically a wrap that you put around your stomach, but it’s only purpose is to make you sweat more when you workout. It worked for me

Post # 12
2570 posts
Sugar bee

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Exactly is risking organ damage or health issues worth your waist being smaller? So screwed up and we wonder why people have body issues.

Post # 13
1839 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I love corsets, but I’m not a tightlacer/waist trainer.  It’s not because I think it’s unhealthy.  Unless you’re taking yourself way past the point that you can handle, you really wouldn’t cause actual damage.  And if you took it that far, your skin would be hurting before your organs would, so you’d probably want to stop anyway!  I like to wear a corset occasionally (honestly, mostly in the bedroom), but I don’t like how they look under clothes, so I wouldn’t wear one all the time.  It also takes too much time to get in and out of.  

I love the feeling of being in a corset.  Its like a constant hug.  It also turns me on 🙂  And my waist ends up looking so small when it’s on!  My organs are all in the same place, it’s just my fat that gets moved!  I naturally have an hourglass figure, and I’m pretty “squishy” so I can get it pretty small.  But when I take the corset off, of course it goes back to normal.

I agree with a PP that a high quality, custom made steel corset is important.  The plastic bones or small-medium-large sized kind are a joke.  

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Post # 14
193 posts
Blushing bee

Try Pilates! Seriously it has been the best thing I have found to keep my waist in check!


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