Waist cincher is ideal for postnatal women who are recovering after childbirth and want to achieve a slimmer mid-section.
The concept isn’t new, especially in Latin American where women bind themselves in “fajas” – the Latin name of waist cincher, which are similar to corsets, but the trend is catching on in Hollywood. Even former Playboy playmate Holly Madison, Jessica Alba allegedly used similar waist cinchers to help her achieve a smaller midsection after giving birth. And now, everyday women are experimenting with the waist-training trend.New York City-based nutritionist Franci Cohen explained that wearing a waist cincher works by drawing in the stretched-out muscles (from childbirth), which provide support and stability around the core. It does so while also minimizing strain on the ligaments and joints in the lower back, pelvis and glutes. The garment also helps improving your posture/lower back which can weaken after carrying a baby. By reducing stress in these areas, your body becomes more efficient at re-aligning itself back to your pre-pregnancy state.
The compression created by waist cinchers is the key to make your weight decrease faster. The stomach is pressed into a temporarily smaller size, meaning women eat less and feel full faster. That not only makes eating larger meals uncomfortable, it also makes eating fatty meals or drinking carbonated beverages uncomfortable. That is the change in diet, particularly if you wear one of these undergarments over a long period as Jessica Alba did that makes the weight loss happen. Though, to wear like Jessica did, you need to consult experts first to predict all consequences may be caused.
Somewhere along the line, we’ve forgotten the wisdom of our great-grandmothers who regularly wore girdles and corsets during the months following childbirth. You also can wear special waist cincher designed only for after giving birth like Postnatal Recovery Support Girdle Belt, although you can not wear it while going outside.
However, when you constrict your waist, your organs have to go elsewhere. The result is a smaller waist, but organs are out of their natural placement in your body. Keep in mind that you should wear your waist cincher maximum 8 hours per day at a time after having my child.
I would recommend that you wait six weeks after giving birth to allow your body to get back to it’s natural state, particularly if you have had a c-section. Be patient, the uterus needs at least 6 weeks to shrink back to normal size (it goes faster if you breastfeed)! Still, you may pop waist cincher on, say, as a one off, for a big night out before wearing it frequently.
Remember, don’t depend on a quick solution! You should just do gentle exercise to strengthen your core muscles (ie back and tummy muscles) to get back into shape together with support of waist cincher.