You might be aware of the waist training fashion becoming increasingly popular in the market today. More and more people, men and women alike, are ordering it now. All this hype was created by its use by some popular celebrities like Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian who claim of its effectiveness. There are numerous benefits of waist training but if you are new to the program, you must be careful about a few things to ensure that you are using your waist trainer properly in order to increase its effectiveness and comfort of use.
Get the right size
Size is very important when choosing your waist trainer for women. Make sure you get a waist trainer that fits you perfectly. If you get one that’s too loose it would be uncomfortable to wear in addition to being ineffective. If you get one that’s too tight you are risking yourself of possible bodily harm. For this reason we recommend taking your waist measurements in the morning, before breakfast, so that your measurements are accurate and unaffected by any changes that may result after eating. Get a waist trainer that’s 4-7 inches smaller than your actual waist size and not more than that because otherwise it will be too tight.
Get one that fits your body type
Corsets come in different styles. It is very important to select one that fits your body type so that you feel comfortable while wearing it and to achieve maximum results. Waist trainers come in 3 lengths, standard (for women with torso lengths between 9” to 11”), long (for women with torso lengths greater than the range mentioned for standard) and short (for women with torso lengths shorter than that). In addition to size, corsets are available in different shapes and curves; you need to decide among these keeping in mind your body type and your experience in waist training. Waist trainers are also available in different fabrics. Again, it is entirely dependent on you which fabric you choose keeping in mind the level of comfort and style you are looking for. It also depends on whether you are wearing it under your clothes or over them.
Do not start wearing your corset for extended hours right from the beginning. Start slow, to build tolerance, and then work your way up. In the beginning, only wear your corset for 1.5 to 2 hours a day. Gradually increase this time to 6-8 hours a day over a course of 10 to 14 days. Also, do not tighten your lace down all at once, give it time and tighten it slowly over a course of days or weeks. Tightening your lace down too much too soon not only damages the corset but yourself as well.
Exercise and diet
Complement your waist training with healthy diet and proper exercise. If you want to lose weight, do not just rely on waist training. Exercise and diet are just as important. Some waist trainers are designed to be used during exercise to achieve faster results.
Discontinue if you feel uncomfortable
Your health is more important than waist training. Therefore if you feel uncomfortable, do not push yourself, take it off and discontinue its use. If you experience any numbness in your legs, sharp muscle pains, shortness of breath or pinching discontinue its use right away and consult an expert.