Waist training has been around for centuries, as far back as the 1500’s. It is the best kept secret of women who maintain their figures in spite of major life changes. It started with corsets and has progressed to spanx, girdles, shapewear, workout bands and waist trainers. I would like to stress that waist training should be done in moderation because anything done in excess and in an unsafe manner can be unhealthy and look unnatural.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way let’s get into HEALTHY TIPS for waist training:
1. Wear the garment consistently and for no more than 8 to 10 hours.
I stress the importance of consistency because you cannot expect overnight or instant results, however with continued wear you will see an improvement and shed weight over time. Wearing the trainer for longer than 8 hours can be excessive and is not recommended.
2. Drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated.
Wearing the trainer helps you by using your own body heat in the targeted area to burn calories. You will sweat causing your body to need hydration. Of course we recommend the standard 8 glasses of water a day.
3. If you are wearing a latex garment wear a camisole underneath.
This hack was instrumental for me when it came to waist training. I don’t have sensitive skin but I do have an hourglass figure and the extra layer of clothing provided a level of comfort for my waist and allowed me to wear it for a full 8 hour day as opposed to 4 hours before using the camisole.
4. Add some form of exercise to your weekly routine.
We all have busy lives, we juggle work, family, friends, and several other aspects of life. But being inactive will only prolong the time in which you will see results. You can go on a 30 minute walk on a daily basis or establish a specific work out routine. Our suggestion would be to buy a workout trainer as it has a layer of cotton covering the latex extending the life of the garment.
5. Change eating habits
In a perfect world we could eat any and everything we wanted. However reality is far less attractive. It may seem that “the bad foods” taste the best and “the foods” are expensive and not as tasty. In reality I find modifying a diet is the best option. Eating more fruits and vegetables, adding more fiber to your diet and cutting back on soda, other sugary drinks, and decreasing alcohol intake.
6. Do not sleep in your trainer or shaping garment!
This is an absolutely dangerous technique that we strongly discourage. It is unsafe and can cause serious or expose underlying health issues.
7. Choose the proper garment to fit your lifestyle and goals
If you are interested in waist training properly understanding the garments and their functionality is important.
A classic black latex trainer covers your torso. It starts under the bust line and finishes above the hips. This trainer is recommended for daily use and not intended for wearing while doing intense workouts like weight lifting or consistent bending. This is the perfect trainer for women who are on the go throughout the day or work in an office setting and walk as a means of working out.
Check our our Selene Waist Trainer
A sport waist trainer has layer of thick cotton covering the latex trainer because it is intended for workouts. This trainer can handle a rigorous workout routine. It is perfect for women who have a consistent workout routine and want to maintain their shape.
Check out our Juno Trainer
The final example is the vest trainer. It covers the full torso and offers full back support and helps improve your posture. It is the waist trainer we recommend for top heavy women that want the benefits of the traditional trainers but need the extra back support.
Check out our Diana Vest Trainer