WAIST TRAINING: BEFORE AND AFTER
Does waist training work? Don't just take our word for it – check out these amazing results from real customers who were able to transform their figures using a daily waist training regimen. Below, you'll also find simple tips for finding the right waist trainer for your body.
Lillie is a stay-at-home mom who decided to try waist training to get her pre-baby body back after childbirth. She was amazed with results: "Every single person who has ever known me has commented on my results, begging me for my secrets … They think I look amazing and I've been told that it doesn't look like I've ever had a baby."
Suzie is an interior designer who needed a way to control and emphasize her hourglass curves. Wearing a waist trainer helped her slim down instantly and also helped with portion control when eating. "I can see drastic results … People tell me they really like how my waist is cinched, and that’s been when I’m not wearing one! I lost 4 inches—more than what I expected!"
Desire is a full-time nanny who had difficulty losing weight and exercising. But all that changed when she tried her first waist trainer. "I started to see results in just 5-10 weeks. My waist started shrinking in inches and I noticed I was having better posture in my back. I also found that my lower stomach had less of a sag."
MAKE YOUR OWN BEFORE AND AFTER STORY
Isn’t it inspiring and motivating to see other people’s waist training results? Why not make your own before-and-after success story! Once our customers have carefully selected their ideal waist trainers and made a plan, we encourage them to document their own experience. Even if you don’t share your results publicly, you can use these before-and-after results to inspire yourself and stay motivated.
Here are some tips to help you record your personal progress on your waist training journey:
• Take your waist measurements using vinyl or fabric measuring tape. This is necessary not only for getting the right size on your order but also for recording accurate progress. Take your waist measurement at least once a month. Make sure that the tape lies flat on the narrowest part of your waist, where there is a natural bend in your torso. The tape should be level with the ground; be sure you’re not yanking it. You should still be able to fit a finger underneath.
• Stop worrying about your weight day by day. Getting an accurate waist measurement is going to be a more relevant factor in your progress than any number you see on the scale! Think about it: your weight can fluctuate based on a number of variables, but the tape doesn’t lie. Plus, other people can visually see when your waist is slimmer, while a few pounds are virtually invisible.
• Take high-quality photos of yourself in the same position, in the same place and the same time of day about once a week. Do it in a room with a full-length mirror and lots of natural light. Many people prefer to take their before-and-after photos in the morning because light can be ideal at that time of day, and your belly won’t be full of food or water :). It’s ideal to make the conditions as similar as possible each time because it helps emphasize the variable you want to see: your waist. Try doing shots with and without the waist trainer on.
For optimal results, waist training works best as a part of a healthy lifestyle. It works in several ways. First, it slims your waistline by as much as 2-3 inches as soon as you put it on. But also, it helps stimulate heat in your core, which makes you perspire more around your midsection. This is especially effective during exercise because you are essentially boosting your workout’s intensity.
Waist training works in a combination of other ways as well, including improving your posture, boosting your confidence, helping you stay motivated, and helping you have better portion control with your food. All of these factors work together as part of your personal slim-down journey. For the best results, it’s ideal to wear your waist trainer every day for at least eight hours.
Just like any healthy lifestyle practice, waist training is safe when you listen to your body and use common sense. If you are waist training with a garment that fits properly, you shouldn’t experience any pain or discomfort. You might be surprised by just how tight a waist trainer can feel if you’re not accustomed to it, but it’s a feeling you’ll get used to—and probably grow to like! But it shouldn’t be so tight that you feel short of breath or feel any pain. If that’s the case, take it off immediately! It won’t work correctly if it doesn’t fit.
We also highly recommend that you include core-strengthening exercises as an essential piece of your waist training regimen and healthy lifestyle.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
That is perhaps our most frequently asked question, and the answer is: it depends. How dedicated you are to waist training, what your goals are, your natural body type, lifestyle, and genetics are all contributing factors. Generally speaking, however, most women find that after several weeks of committed wear, they start seeing noticeable results. And don't forget – many women wear waist trainers because of the instant, dramatic slimming. Be sure to take your own before-and-after photos and measurements, so you can see how far you’ve come!