Why Corsets Won’t Make You Lose Weight

We hate to be the person to say it, but Kim Kardashian’s claim that corseting made her lose weight is sadly false (and she’s probably selling something). We’ve all seen the pics of celebrities strapped into their waist trainers, delicately lifting weights or posing in their walk in closets, claiming that it helped them lose weight, but the simple fact is that it probably didn’t.

Corset training in alone cannot burn fat cells. That can only be done with a calorie deficit caused by eating less or by exercising more. One thing that waist training can provide is the feeling of being full faster, since your stomach can’t expand as much when wearing a corset. Then again, the same effects could be achieved with self-restraint, and probably won’t cause stomach upset.

While it might be nice to think that Amber Rose or Kourtney Kardashian achieved those envious silhouettes by slipping into those pink corsets, it’s simply not the case. Those girls work hard for their bodies!

Luckily, there are some things wearing a corset will do for you. For one, it will shape your silhouette, though only while you wear it. It will provide support and life for your bust if you choose to wear an over bust corset and it will do more for your waistline than any pair of Spanx ever can.

On the downside, if you start wearing your corset for too long when you first get it, you may turn yourself off from ever wearing it again. The simple fact is that wearing a corset is initially uncomfortable and it can take time to get used to it. Because of this, it’s best if you work up to wearing your corset for hours at a time. There are plenty of training guides online that will help you learn exactly how and for how long you should wear your corset. Use them to make the most of your waist training; just don’t expect the pounds to fall off because of it!

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