Waist training can be a great practice to supplement your weight-loss or slim-down strategy, whether you’re trying to lose the baby weight or want to focus on toning your waistline. But the practice of wearing a waist trainer every day is a serious commitment – which means that in order to see the best results, you’re going to need a plan for how to stick with it.
Like any healthy lifestyle habit or routine, there are things you can to do set yourself up for success with waist training.
Fortunately, waist training is a lot of fun and will help you LOVE the way you look. Following a few tips on how to stick to waist training – and thinking through your plan is essential for getting the slim waistline you’ve been dreaming of.
HOW DO I MAKE MY WAIST TRAINING MORE EFFECTIVE?
If you’re a beginner at waist training, the first step to success is finding a waist trainer or two that you love wearing every day. Your waist trainer should fit perfectly and help your figure look stunning no matter what you’re wearing over it. This will help you want to wear it every day. Be sure to follow our sizing charts and take correct measurements before you order.
Here are a few questions you should consider when shopping for waist trainers:
Are you looking for a garment to wear under your everyday clothes or a workout waist trainer? Workout bands and athletic waist trainers are constructed to be worn during vigorous activity, while everyday waist trainers are designed to be worn all day.
Do you want something colourful you can show off or something discreet you can hide? There are many colourful prints available, particularly in workout waist trainers that are designed to draw attention. If you want to conceal your waist trainer, be sure to choose a black or beige one.
Do you want maximum slimming power and support, or something lighter or more breathable? There are varying degrees of compression available in waist trainers. The higher the compression, the more dramatic results you’ll get. The less compression, the more comfortable you’ll be wearing the garment all day.
Do you want additional support for your bust and coverage for your upper back? If so, you may want a vest-style waist trainer.
Are you hoping to slim down dramatically, or are you just wanting to enhance the curves you already have? If you have big slimming goals, you may want a waist trainer with more adjustable space.
Do you have an unusually long or short torso?
If so, you may want to consider waist trainers that either provide full abdomen coverage or are cut short for petite women.
Do you need a plus size? Then be sure to check out the options that are designed with the plus-size woman in mind.
GETTING STARTED WITH A WAIST TRAINING REGIMEN
Once you’ve got your perfect waist trainer, it’s time to start wearing it! When you first start out, you’ll want to start waist training gradually. Wear your garment for just an hour or so to start. Then gradually add more time each day.
This process ensures that your waist trainer breaks in and also helps you grow accustomed to the way it feels. Sitting or standing for several hours with your back straight and your tummy tucked in can be an adjustment! It’s a bit like breaking in a new pair of shoes.
Your goal should ultimately aim to wear a waist trainer for 8–12 hours a day. If it helps, you can break up your time in the waist trainer into shorter sessions in one day when you’re getting started. But after a few weeks, you should feel pretty comfortable wearing it all day. You’ll forget it’s even there (except when you see your fabulously curvy self in the mirror).
For the best results, we recommend using both an everyday waist trainer and a workout band. The workout band will help you get more out of your workouts by stimulating heat in your core and helping you sweat harder. By alternating between your workout band and everyday waist trainer, you’ll ensure that you always have a fresh garment and are making the most of your time.