I’m frequently asked, “Can wearing shapewear help you lose weight?” or “Can waist cinchers help you lose weight?”
The answer is yes and no, which isn’t very helpful.
Here’s an example of what I’m talking about:
Putting on shapewear and wearing it for a reasonable amount of time will not change your physique permanently. A piece of cloth will not change the make-up of your body; it will not remove fat or add muscle, which are the only ways to permanently alter your shape.
What shapewear SHOULD DO is instill a sense of self-assurance in you. This is the part that should not be overlooked.
Don’t underestimate the importance of positive self-esteem.
Consider a period when you felt great in what you were wearing. You looked good, you felt better, and it gave you a lift in self-esteem.
When we feel good about ourselves, we are less inclined to engage in our regular self-destructive behaviors.
As a result, you’re less likely to overeat, binge, or engage in any of the other unhealthy eating habits that many of us engage in. You are more likely to get out and do something, which is significantly better for our physical well-being than sitting in front of the television and eating snacks.
Psychologically, fitting into attractive clothes is also beneficial. It motivates us to want to fit into even more great clothes, and it strengthens our resolve to lose weight, get in shape, be more active, and be healthier.
It’s impossible to overeat!
I debated whether or not to include this section, but I decided to do so because it is accurate. Shapewear that presses on your tummy keeps you from overeating, and it’s the polar opposite of eating pizza while wearing a huge pair of pajama trousers. Having something pressing against my stomach when I eat makes me more aware of when I am full. And, when it comes to my diet, I’d say that eating too large portions is my primary issue.
So, how true are the claims that waist cinchers make you slimmer?
Waist cinchers are a hilarious item. We make no claims on our website that waist cinchers will make you slimmer (without one on). However, the producers claim that this is possible.
I do know a few things about waist cinchers that are true.
They can assist with postpartum recovery (after having a baby) when your body has been forced out of shape. Strange things happen to our bodies when we have children. Our rib cages expand, and our organs are forced into new positions. EXPANDING EXPANDING EXPANDING EXPANDING E It is beneficial to have something to assist push things back into their proper place. Following the birth of both of my children, I used a waist cincher, and it seemed like it truly helped me get my body back into shape.
(If you plan on using a waist cincher after giving birth, talk to your doctor or midwife first, especially if you had any difficulties or surgery.)
Exercising While Wearing A Waist Cincher
Exercising while using a waist trainer might be useful. Although there is a lot of talk about micro-compression and sweating, the biggest advantage of wearing a waist cincher while working out is that it provides a lot of support. It allows you to exercise for longer periods, especially if your core strength is lacking.
A Temporary Alteration
Wearing a waist cincher for 10 hours a day for two weeks WILL TEMPORARILY result in a smaller waist. Anything that has been squeezed and compacted for such a long time will inevitably alter. However, as soon as you remove it, your flesh and muscles will return to their natural placements.
To summarise my opinions, shapewear will not help you lose weight on its own. Wearing shapewear has the potential to improve your self-esteem and, as a result, help you make better lifestyle decisions.
The Shapewear I Constantly Wear
Seventy percent of the time, I’m wearing Spanx Higher Power. They are quite comfortable, help my clothes fit properly (particularly around my waist), and make me feel much better about myself on bad days.
I Wore a Waist Cincher After Giving Birth
After giving birth to my children, I wore an Esbelt Waist Cincher for several weeks. It provided me core strength, support, and a TON of lower back support, and
it felt like my body had almost caved from the inside out.
The Cincher Waist, My friend, participates in CrossFit.
Apart from walking, swimming, and chasing after the kids, I don’t get any exercise. My friend, on the other hand, is a superhuman who competes in CrossFit. She works out in an Esbelt Workout Waist Cincher, making her look like Kim Kardashian in disguise!