CAN WE GET A TINY WAIST?

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The waist trainer myth

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Jazzma Kendrick looks amazing with that little tiny waist and incredibly lean body. She was born that way. Her waist size is 23inches which seems realistic for her 5’11 body frame and weight which is roughly 119lbs. So, the answer is you CAN slim down your waist by following an ideal nutritional plan and exercise regimen. It just may not look like Jazzma. Every woman’s body is built differently. You can have YOUR version of a tiny waist. The waist trainer isn’t the answer.

Jazzma Kendrick on the RUNWAY ROCKING the tiny waist she was BORN with…

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Here’s the scoop about waist trainers, training corsets whatever you want to call them. Companies that sell fitness waist cinchers claim that they compress your core, ramp up perspiration, release toxins, and metabolize fat. The tight fit also restricts your abdomen, reducing your food intake during the day. Advocates assert that these garments will help you lose fat and inches from your waist.

Unfortunately,
they are all fitness gimmicks to get your money.

Again, if you want to lose body fat, you’re going to do that through aerobic exercise and a sensible diet. Let’s be clear here…you can not spot reduce, spot fat reduction is… well, liposuction really. According to Jan Schroeder, Ph.D. and Professor of Fitness in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University—Long Beach, “Corsets do not cause you to permanently lose fat in the midsection; they cause a re-distribution of the fat and organs in the trunk,” to give you an hourglass shape.

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Remember, when figures were being radically reformed back in the 18th and 19th century, women “trained” their bodies into these shapes, and were used to wearing the corsets from girlhood. It’s not at all like one of us attempting to suddenly cinch our waist down to a fashionable 19-inches. If you have an exceptionally flexible rib cage you can train down even more. A lifetime of this sort of thing could easily trim 10-14 inches off your waist (though this sort of extreme reshaping takes a toll on internal organs).

Also, since waist clinchers are made from latex, they also make you sweat…I mean a whole lot. When you sweat, you’re shedding water weight, and that’s not fat. “Keep in mind that our body shape is often determined by genetics,” says Dr. Ball. “If you genetically don’t have an hourglass shape, you can exercise all you want, but you might not end up with an hourglass figure.” Regardless, the best way to initiate positive changes? Exercise and eating right, says Dr. Stephen D. Ball, Ph.D. and Associate Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri.

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