Waist training is becoming increasingly popular among men and women alike. Its popularity was giving a boost by some celebrities like Kim Kardasian and Jessica Alba who used it and claimed for its effectiveness. A waist trainer, in simplest terms is a piece of special garment worn tightly around the waist to achieve a slimmer looking waist. If you are new to this concept, here is a guide to help you get started on your mission to lose weight using a waist trainer:
1. Do some research
Before starting anything new, you ought to do some research. Understand how a waist shaper works, its pros and cons and its level of effectiveness.
2. Choose your waist trainer
You have a lot of different options in the market when it comes to waist trainers. You have to choose one that suits your body shape, size and style. Of the two basic types of waist trainers available, corsets and cincher, you have to decide which one suits your requirements. If you are looking for permanent weight loss, go for a cincher. If you want your waist to appear slim as soon as you put it on, go for a corset. Corset, however, gives only temporary results. Cinchers can also be worn while exercising unlike corsets.
3. Try it on
Once you have made your pick, try it on. The first time you put it on, your waist trainer should fit properly on your waist when you have closed the last lowest hook closure. After you start losing weight you can move on to tighter hook closures. Once you have put it on, be sure that it does not cause any breathing difficulties or pain. It will feel uncomfortable in the beginning but after a while you while get used to it. A waist trainer that is too tight is detrimental to your health while one that is too loose will not produce any results.
4. First day
Do not wear your waist trainer for more than 2 hours the first day you put it on. Waist training is a gradual process; any aggressive approach will only harm you rather than do any good. Tightening it too much or wearing it continuously for long hours right from the beginning is not a wise approach.
5. Increase the hours and add exercise
Gradually increase the length of time you are wearing it to 6-8 hours a day over a course of 10-14 days. You can also add a little exercise to your routine while wearing the waist trainer; cincher or corsets. Working out in a cincher will maximize its results.
6. Tighten your waist trainer
When you start losing weight and your waist trainer feels loose, you can close the hook-and-eye closure on tighter settings. This tightening process needs to be gradual as well. Going from the loosest setting to the tightest setting in one day is not recommended. Tighten it according to your body size just enough that it fits comfortable and not tightly.
Follow these steps and you will be able to achieve your goal soon: thinner waist!