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So Im going to try this "Corset Training". I was looking on how to shrink my waist when I lose weight and I saw Corset Training and not only does it make your waist super slim, it compresses your stomach so you eat smaller less frequent meals and snacks because you just feel full quicker and longer. Since having my baby my waist is a whopping 50", so I bought a 46" corset. Im looking forward to begining and updating you all with pics.

Wish me luck! Anyone needs any info feel free to PM.


by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:49 PM
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musicpisces
by Suzanne on Feb. 20, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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Yes, men died as well, but women were at higher risk, partly because of this.

The risks outweigh the benefits, and this is a group focused on healthy weight loss.  This method is not considered healthy by ANY standard.  Few people here would support this method if you decide to move forward with it.  There are PLENTY of other, much safer, options out there, and I would encourage you to explore them.

Good luck

Quoting Mommy2BeAmy:

You know back in the days of corsets many people were dropping dead of tb and the bubonic plague and many were men who didntvwear corsets
Also corsets have been beneficial in correcting posture, helping those with scoliosis, keeping the organs in place which is why many horseback riders and some motocyclists wear them. They have been beneficial


Quoting musicpisces:

If you actually do some real research on the history of corsets, you will see that when women did wear corsets regularly, they DID die more frequently, often of lung infections like TB or pneumonia.  Girdles don't cinch down quite the same way, aren't as "supportive" or formed as a corset, and aren't generally worn all day every day.  Girdles don't reshape your body the way a corset does, which means it's not pushing in nearly as much, thus not causing these same problems.

Quoting Mommy2BeAmy:

Thx for this but girdles do the same thing so if this is true how come all the millions of women weqring girdles dont have this problem?





Quoting musicpisces:

I would REALLY strongly advise you NOT to do this.

1- Your core (back and abs) will get very weak, and you will have significant pain related to that.

2- You have a very high chance of getting a bowel obstruction, which can be FATAL.  When you start pushing on them that much (part of how the corset makes your waist APPEAR smaller is by moving your organs around), you can easily end up with a twist or compression of your bowel.  I have literally seen people with feces coming out of their mouths from this.  It is a VERY dangerous complication that requires surgery to fix.

3- Moving organs around.  They are where they are for a REASON.  You can also alter their shape, and they're shaped the way they are for a REASON.

4- Blood supply can get cut off.  You need blood to get to and from your lower body, and this can potentially block that off.  That can cause a host of other problems.  You could potentially cut off blood supply to a major organ, which again, causes major problems that can be fatal.

5- THIS WILL NOT HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT.  It will simply move tissues around so your waist appears smaller, but it in NO WAY makes you actually lose weight.  I realize you think that it'll somehow compress your stomach to make it smaller, but the same thing happens in pregnancy, and people still manage to gain weight.  Then what happens when you remove the corset?  Also, pressing on the stomach like that really increases your reflux, which pushes stomach acid into your esophagus, and that can erode your esophagus, which is painful and can lead to esophageal cancer.

6- It will be very difficult to exercise.  It's very hard to breathe in one of these things, and your weakened core will make it hard to exercise when not wearing it.  Plus, when you start making breathing more difficult, you can do damage to your lungs.  Your lungs require occasional deep breathing to function normally (all the more reason exercise is important!).  You'll find yourself coughing a lot.  If your lungs start to shut down, you'll develop what's called atelectasis (which is closing of the air sacs, known as alveoli), which can very quickly lead to pneumonia.  If you choose to wear it at night, you can make this even worse, and develop sleep apnea on top of that.  The coughing will be worse at night as well, making it difficult to sleep, which then increases your cortisol levels and other stress hormones, and you'll find yourself having an even harder time losing weight.

7- You can fracture ribs.  That's extremely painful (done it before), and you can actually puncture a lung from that.

Frankly, it's REALLY not worth it.  I KNOW how it feels to be that big.  I was there.  But you would be SO much better off learning healthy habits and losing weight healthfully.  It really can be done.






Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

reneawesley
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 6:42 PM

I hope you reconsider this. It's extremely unhealthy and  sets a bad example for your children. 

haileys_mommy06
by Jenn on Feb. 20, 2013 at 6:57 PM
That's not anything I would try :/
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Mommy2BeAmy
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 7:24 PM
I have. I am not going to do it.



Quoting reneawesley:

I hope you reconsider this. It's extremely unhealthy and  sets a bad example for your children. 


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Mommy2BeAmy
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 7:27 PM
Thanks I have reconsidered im going to return the corset once I receive it from ups. Thanks for the helpful reply.


Quoting mcginnisc:

Oh honey... NO!!!! 

The health risks of this are too numerous to count.. In order to effectively whittle the waist line, you need to eat very cleanly ( no processed foods), drink lots of water, do cardio, strength and core work. 

You have to have a healthy core- it is the most important portion of our bodies as it sustains our organs, back, and abs. If you do this, it is going to permanently damage your entire core and be disastrous. 

As much as it pains me to say this- please don't do this. Children emulate their parents. If you have little girls, do you want to teach them something that is very dangerous is a good idea for health? Personally, I have 2 little girls and I refuse to do anything unhealthy as it will leave an impression on them. My girls see me eat well, drink water and workout. That is what I am striving to teach them- being healthy encompasses diet and exercise- not a fad or dangerous idea. 


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Mommy2BeAmy
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 7:28 PM
The info youve given helped a lot so im going to return it once I receive it. I never read the cons before I ordered it. Anyways thanks


Quoting musicpisces:

Yes, men died as well, but women were at higher risk, partly because of this.

The risks outweigh the benefits, and this is a group focused on healthy weight loss.  This method is not considered healthy by ANY standard.  Few people here would support this method if you decide to move forward with it.  There are PLENTY of other, much safer, options out there, and I would encourage you to explore them.

Good luck

Quoting Mommy2BeAmy:

You know back in the days of corsets many people were dropping dead of tb and the bubonic plague and many were men who didntvwear corsets

Also corsets have been beneficial in correcting posture, helping those with scoliosis, keeping the organs in place which is why many horseback riders and some motocyclists wear them. They have been beneficial





Quoting musicpisces:

If you actually do some real research on the history of corsets, you will see that when women did wear corsets regularly, they DID die more frequently, often of lung infections like TB or pneumonia.  Girdles don't cinch down quite the same way, aren't as "supportive" or formed as a corset, and aren't generally worn all day every day.  Girdles don't reshape your body the way a corset does, which means it's not pushing in nearly as much, thus not causing these same problems.

Quoting Mommy2BeAmy:

Thx for this but girdles do the same thing so if this is true how come all the millions of women weqring girdles dont have this problem?








Quoting musicpisces:

I would REALLY strongly advise you NOT to do this.

1- Your core (back and abs) will get very weak, and you will have significant pain related to that.

2- You have a very high chance of getting a bowel obstruction, which can be FATAL.  When you start pushing on them that much (part of how the corset makes your waist APPEAR smaller is by moving your organs around), you can easily end up with a twist or compression of your bowel.  I have literally seen people with feces coming out of their mouths from this.  It is a VERY dangerous complication that requires surgery to fix.

3- Moving organs around.  They are where they are for a REASON.  You can also alter their shape, and they're shaped the way they are for a REASON.

4- Blood supply can get cut off.  You need blood to get to and from your lower body, and this can potentially block that off.  That can cause a host of other problems.  You could potentially cut off blood supply to a major organ, which again, causes major problems that can be fatal.

5- THIS WILL NOT HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT.  It will simply move tissues around so your waist appears smaller, but it in NO WAY makes you actually lose weight.  I realize you think that it'll somehow compress your stomach to make it smaller, but the same thing happens in pregnancy, and people still manage to gain weight.  Then what happens when you remove the corset?  Also, pressing on the stomach like that really increases your reflux, which pushes stomach acid into your esophagus, and that can erode your esophagus, which is painful and can lead to esophageal cancer.

6- It will be very difficult to exercise.  It's very hard to breathe in one of these things, and your weakened core will make it hard to exercise when not wearing it.  Plus, when you start making breathing more difficult, you can do damage to your lungs.  Your lungs require occasional deep breathing to function normally (all the more reason exercise is important!).  You'll find yourself coughing a lot.  If your lungs start to shut down, you'll develop what's called atelectasis (which is closing of the air sacs, known as alveoli), which can very quickly lead to pneumonia.  If you choose to wear it at night, you can make this even worse, and develop sleep apnea on top of that.  The coughing will be worse at night as well, making it difficult to sleep, which then increases your cortisol levels and other stress hormones, and you'll find yourself having an even harder time losing weight.

7- You can fracture ribs.  That's extremely painful (done it before), and you can actually puncture a lung from that.

Frankly, it's REALLY not worth it.  I KNOW how it feels to be that big.  I was there.  But you would be SO much better off learning healthy habits and losing weight healthfully.  It really can be done.









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EslingerCrew11
by on Feb. 20, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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Glad to see you aren't doing this!
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mem82
by Bronze Member on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:02 PM

o.0

musicpisces
by Suzanne on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I'm glad you've reconsidered!  I hope you do find what works for you.  Do you have other ideas yet?

I know it can be tough when you have a large amount of weight to lose.  Been there!  But if you start changing your food choices, work on portion sizes, and start moving more, you can really start to see changes!  If you want advice, I'm happy to provide, but I'll leave it at that if you don't.  =)

Good luck!!

Quoting Mommy2BeAmy:

The info youve given helped a lot so im going to return it once I receive it. I never read the cons before I ordered it. Anyways thanks


Quoting musicpisces:

Yes, men died as well, but women were at higher risk, partly because of this.

The risks outweigh the benefits, and this is a group focused on healthy weight loss.  This method is not considered healthy by ANY standard.  Few people here would support this method if you decide to move forward with it.  There are PLENTY of other, much safer, options out there, and I would encourage you to explore them.

Good luck

Quoting Mommy2BeAmy:

You know back in the days of corsets many people were dropping dead of tb and the bubonic plague and many were men who didntvwear corsets

Also corsets have been beneficial in correcting posture, helping those with scoliosis, keeping the organs in place which is why many horseback riders and some motocyclists wear them. They have been beneficial





Quoting musicpisces:

If you actually do some real research on the history of corsets, you will see that when women did wear corsets regularly, they DID die more frequently, often of lung infections like TB or pneumonia.  Girdles don't cinch down quite the same way, aren't as "supportive" or formed as a corset, and aren't generally worn all day every day.  Girdles don't reshape your body the way a corset does, which means it's not pushing in nearly as much, thus not causing these same problems.

Quoting Mommy2BeAmy:

Thx for this but girdles do the same thing so if this is true how come all the millions of women weqring girdles dont have this problem?








Quoting musicpisces:

I would REALLY strongly advise you NOT to do this.

1- Your core (back and abs) will get very weak, and you will have significant pain related to that.

2- You have a very high chance of getting a bowel obstruction, which can be FATAL.  When you start pushing on them that much (part of how the corset makes your waist APPEAR smaller is by moving your organs around), you can easily end up with a twist or compression of your bowel.  I have literally seen people with feces coming out of their mouths from this.  It is a VERY dangerous complication that requires surgery to fix.

3- Moving organs around.  They are where they are for a REASON.  You can also alter their shape, and they're shaped the way they are for a REASON.

4- Blood supply can get cut off.  You need blood to get to and from your lower body, and this can potentially block that off.  That can cause a host of other problems.  You could potentially cut off blood supply to a major organ, which again, causes major problems that can be fatal.

5- THIS WILL NOT HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT.  It will simply move tissues around so your waist appears smaller, but it in NO WAY makes you actually lose weight.  I realize you think that it'll somehow compress your stomach to make it smaller, but the same thing happens in pregnancy, and people still manage to gain weight.  Then what happens when you remove the corset?  Also, pressing on the stomach like that really increases your reflux, which pushes stomach acid into your esophagus, and that can erode your esophagus, which is painful and can lead to esophageal cancer.

6- It will be very difficult to exercise.  It's very hard to breathe in one of these things, and your weakened core will make it hard to exercise when not wearing it.  Plus, when you start making breathing more difficult, you can do damage to your lungs.  Your lungs require occasional deep breathing to function normally (all the more reason exercise is important!).  You'll find yourself coughing a lot.  If your lungs start to shut down, you'll develop what's called atelectasis (which is closing of the air sacs, known as alveoli), which can very quickly lead to pneumonia.  If you choose to wear it at night, you can make this even worse, and develop sleep apnea on top of that.  The coughing will be worse at night as well, making it difficult to sleep, which then increases your cortisol levels and other stress hormones, and you'll find yourself having an even harder time losing weight.

7- You can fracture ribs.  That's extremely painful (done it before), and you can actually puncture a lung from that.

Frankly, it's REALLY not worth it.  I KNOW how it feels to be that big.  I was there.  But you would be SO much better off learning healthy habits and losing weight healthfully.  It really can be done.










Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

27yomomof4
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 7:26 AM
I have considered this but cons outweigh the pros...
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