Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Hallos amigos..... Wataguan..... How's the Christmas prepping coming along? I'm doing my countdown to the 22nd when I shall land in Asaba..... Gawd!!!!!! I have missed home so much; I miss bickering with my dad, I miss teasing Mommy, I miss having people to boss around, I miss my sisters sooooo much *sniffs*
Anyroad, today, I'd like to talk about something that is trending everywhere; something virtually everybody is buying; every fashion store has it and every online fashion shop has plenty of it in stock. I'd be talking about the............ *drumrolls please*............

We call it CORSET, WAIST CLINCHER, etc. Wikipedia calls it TIGHT LACING and describes it as  the practice of wearing a tightly-laced corset to achieve cosmetic modifications to the figure and posture or to experience the sensation of bodily restriction.

The things a waist trainer or corset can do for you

I saw all of these things and I'm like DAMN so this is what all these girls are doing beneath their clothes and I'm struggling day in, day out with the squats and planks and crunches? Devil is a liar. After a while, I started to hear that if you wear these things for a prolonged period of time, your waist reduces and my mind is like HUHHHHHH? But the thing is, these things are fucking uncomfortable. I remember one time Momc was trying to form going back to the days when mama was a rolling stone, she bought one of these things and wore under her pant suits on a beautiful Monday morning, she looked smoking and I didn't miss the glint in my father's eyes. 2hrs later, she drove back home to change cos she was too uncomfortable to even sit still..... *rotfl*
Recently, I realized that vendors for these waist trainers have increased, apparently, their customers are increasing and I'm seeing pictures of normally shapeless girls looking like Kim K, so I said to myself, "there's gotta be something these vendors are not telling us" and I went for a research on the medical or health effects waist training could be posing and BAM! we have today's post.
Companies that sell waist cinchers tell us 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. They also assert that these garments will help you lose fat and inches from your waist. But below, are some of the things they didn't tell us;

  • If you want to lose body fat, you're going to do that through aerobic exercise and a sensible diet. You're not ever going to be able to target where you lose fat from.- Dr. Stephen D. Ball, PhD and Associate Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri
  • There’s misinformation that body shape and body weight can be easily changeable to society’s standards. But we come in all different shapes and sizes and some of us aren't meant to have a tiny waist.- Leslie Heinberg, MD, Director of Behavioral Sciences for the Bariatric (weight loss) and Metabolic Institute at Cleveland Clinic.
  • Corsets do not cause you to lose weight in the midsection; they only cause a redistribution of fat and organs in the trunk.- Jan Schroeder, Ph.D. and Professor of Fitness in the Department of Kinesiology at Carlifornia- Long Beach.
  • Since waist cimchers are made of latex,they make you sweat.... a lot. When you sweat, you're shedding water weight and that's not fat. You may lose weight initially, but you would have to wear the thing forever in order to keep the weight off and keep the shape.-  Francine Delgado, New York City-based certified personal trainer.
  • Constricting the abdomen and torso could impair lung function by restricting the amount of space available for the lungs to expand into the abdomen and fill with air. When the lungs don't expand, they don't exchange oxygen or expel carbon dioxide, and the person is short of breath.- Dr. Katie Nason, Cardiothoracic surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • If you're wearing a waist trainer while exercising, this could be problematic when the demand for oxygen supply is higher than usual.- Dr. Jan Schroeder.
  • Restricting your lungs may lead to lungs disorder, and the lack of oxygenation may even contribute to a metabolic syndrome which actually results in weight gain.- Dr. Jan Schroeder.
  • While a quick fix to a flat tummy may be tempting, all the above suggest exercise, a healthy diet (and) or  cosmetic surgery under the guidance of a trained weight loss surgeon in order to perfect your silhouette. They also recommend leaving corsets where they belong: in the 19th century.
From the above, I'm sure you've seen a number of things your vendors won't tell you that are actually important to you. I'm not saying not to wear corsets, I'm just saying GO EASY.
Lemme gloat a little

HEHEHEHE.....*clears throat* So i was able to achieve this bod solely by crunches, squats and planks. I don't think I can ever stick to a diet sha especially if it doesn't contain famous amos cookies, coke, chocolate and ice cream. If I can do it, then so can you *winks*


  1. **shrugs** Honestly, I don't get the idea behind this...

    1. Omg! NIESHA I wanted to be the FTC :(


  2. Well its for em' ladies. Guys don't bother about such stuffs.

    BTW you've gat a nice physique. #Tripping.


  3. Those boobs in the first picture *rme*
    The things girls do ehn! God help us

  4. Lmao! Bia it is d same u dat was saying dat any female with big stomach shud hav girdle abi corset or whatever now ya saying if we wear we wee die ni? Sha I must hail any one who can wear d thing longer than at most 6hrs. U don't need a doctor to tell u u can go in2 hypoxia if u wear dat thing for too long. Every 1 shud accept their physic and make it wrk for dem.

  5. Wow I have heard of these! I don't think I could handle it myself. The things we do!

  6. I have been seeing these around in the stores and on TV. Great information you have here.
    Is that you in the blue dress? You look so beautiful. I like the color and length of the dress.
    Have a great weekend.

  7. Me loves...physique and all else *winks*


  8. I don't think there is any thing wrong with it as it has help a lot of women with low self esteem. It is more useful for a post baby bod. I got one recently as a gift, just so i can do a review on it sha.
    It has its good and bad side but i think if you use it the right way and time given it will help alot.
    I like your shape nne

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