Every girl out there wants to get the perfect body shape – hourglass figure. Having an hourglass figure means having large bust, small waist and those irresistible curvy hips. Beyoncé got it, Scralett Johansson and Marilyn Monroe. But, they had a little help – a small item known as a waist cincher.
Lately, even more celebrities started using waist cinchers. Among them are Jessica Alba, and the Kardashian sisters – Kim and Khloe. Women wear waist cinchers up to 10 hours a day. Some even sleep with them, and some wear them to improve their waist trimming in the gym.
Waist cinchers are undergarments that are supposed to compress your core, improve your perspiration, trim down fat and release toxins. But, do they actually work? Can they help you trim your waist?
But are waist cinchers the secret to a smaller waist? And are they safe?
Companies that sell fitness waist cinchers claim that they can help you reach your core. Besides the mentioned benefits, waist cinchers restrict your abdomen and reduce your food intake. These companies claim that they can help you lose your waist fat and inches.
Corsets cause fat and organs redistribution. But, first of all cinchers are made from latex. So, they make you sweat a lot. But, this is not enough. You may lose weight, but you would have to wear the cinchers forever to keep the desired shape. Wearing cinchers for an evening is not a problem. But, wearing it for a long time may have physiological side effects. How? Well, they prevent your lungs from expanding. When this happens, person may get breath shortage. This is especially problematic when exercising. During this period, breath rate and oxygen demands are higher. Also, after wearing waist cinchers for a long time may lead to lung disorders.
The long-time effect of waist cinchers is generally unresearched. People get the impression that wearing waist cinchers can help them get the hourglass shape, because they see smaller waist when they look in the mirror. Also, the sweating makes this impression seem even more true. But, the thing is that you are sweating out only water weight. You may end up with disturbing your organs and even develop a metabolic syndrome, which leads to weight gain.
The real thing you need to ask yourself is, is it worth it? Is suppressing your organs worth the possibility of waist trimming? You need to understand that your body shape depends on your genetics. You can work out all you want, but you can’t change your genes. And that means if you do not have an hourglass figure, you will not get it with a waist cincher. And if exercise can’t do it, then a piece of clothes is very unlikely to. Instead of risking your health, maybe you should try living healthier. Throw out the junk food and start exercising. You may not get the hourglass figure (it is impossible if you do not have the genetic predispositions), but you will certainly lose weight and get your body in shape.