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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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Bethsunshine
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 4:27 PM
NOT a good idea!!!
childofGod995
by Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM

isn't that bad for the internal organs.?

ACsLady
by Chrystal on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Just wanted to offer you an alternative to the corset that would still trim your waist. You have a built in corset in your core - your transverse muscles. Doing exercises to strengthen and work those muscles will pull in your waist and build a strong core properly. Crunches, sit ups and such really aren't good for us....particularly as women. A lot of the popular workouts aren't tailored to women's bodies.

Here is a site I found a while back with transverse exercises you can do.
http://fit2b.us/fit2b-new-moms/

Also, Julie Tupler's book Lose Your Mummy Tummy is a great resource.

Hope this helps. :)

Mommy2BeAmy
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 11:18 PM

This is wonderful thank you so much!


Quoting ACsLady:

Just wanted to offer you an alternative to the corset that would still trim your waist. You have a built in corset in your core - your transverse muscles. Doing exercises to strengthen and work those muscles will pull in your waist and build a strong core properly. Crunches, sit ups and such really aren't good for us....particularly as women. A lot of the popular workouts aren't tailored to women's bodies.

Here is a site I found a while back with transverse exercises you can do.
http://fit2b.us/fit2b-new-moms/

Also, Julie Tupler's book Lose Your Mummy Tummy is a great resource.

Hope this helps. :)



twyliatepeka
by Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 1:08 AM
Men used to wear the too.


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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AzAngie
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 3:38 AM

I have a friend who experienced extreme GERD from wearing too tight spanx for too long. Some people do have bad effects from girdles. I can't stand wearing them. :O

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