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Can I eat in my Corset?

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The question “Can I eat in my Corset?” May seem silly if you are considering waist training or are just a beginner but as soon as you try to eat in your corset it will become apparent why people are seeking advice. When you first try and eat in your corset you may find yourself feeling bloated, full or just plain uncomfortable. A tight lacing corset compresses your stomach much like lap band surgery would giving you the same “full” sensation. Eating in your corset is fine however; it comes down to personal preference. If you feel little discomfort or want to control your portion sizes, eating in your corset is probably a good way to assist with your diet habits. To the contrary if eating in your corset is restricting the amount of water or food that you need to be healthy it is recommended that you loosen or remove your corset. Eating too much while wearing your corset can be quite painful, so it’s best to start by loosening your corset a little and find out where your boundaries and how much you can eat in one sitting. It is widely recommended that you eat 4-6 meals a day and you may find that corset training helps you attain this by limiting your portion sizes and eating more frequently. Eating while waist training may seem difficult at first but overtime your body will adapt and you will understand your portion sizes and how tight you should lace your corset. So the answer to the question “Can I eat in my Corset?” is a resounding YES.

Corset Itch and Waist Training

One of the common occurrences people have when starting to waist train is an abundance of itchy skin or irritation. The reason that many people encounter this problem is because wearing a corset causes perspiration which leads to irritation and dry skin. Another contributing factor to corset itch is that wearing a corset causes you to be warm which in turn can make you feel itchy.

Corset Itch and Waist Training

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How to prevent itching when Waist training?

Wear something beneath the corset

There are products on the market for this exact purpose, experiencing itching when waist training isn’t a new phenomenon. This is a good thing because it has already caused companies to develop products to combat this annoyance. We recommend that you buy a corset liner or undershirt which is made from organic, natural fibers. You will go through the liners fairly quickly, maybe even using a few of them a day but anything to prevent the itching is more than worth it.

Powder yourself

Putting powder underneath your corset or corset liner is a good way to prevent moisture from building up. The reasons corset itch occur are similar to those of a baby getting diaper rash as you know a proven and tested method to combat baby rash is to use baby powder. I personally prefer Johnson’s Baby Powder its an old brand, with a proven reputation. If you decide to use powder make sure that you do not have any asthmatic issues.

Use season specific corsets

There are companies out there that provide waist training corsets for each time of year. Some of us living climates that have extreme differences in temperature, this option may appeal to you.

 

Combating the Itch

Once you’re at the itching stage, it’s time to combat that it. You can use moisturizing products or simply just wait for the itch to go away. I usually prefer to moisturize after I have rubbed all the dry skin away. I find that olive oil, cocoa butter or coconut oil work best. If the gets to the point where it starts to burn I would suggest using aloe. Another good way to combat an itch, is to simply itch it. It’s difficult to access your corset to get a the itch so I suggest using the “arm cast ruler method” where you access the itch with an object like a ruler (Please don’t use a coat hanger, you might cut yourself which can lead to an infection)

Good Hygiene

After a day of where your corset you’re going to be extremely sweaty so it is important to practice good hygiene, this means you must shower at least once a day, if not twice. Hopefully that solves all your problems when it comes to preventing and / or curing corset itch while waist training.

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Will a Waist Training Corset help with Posture and Lower Back Pain?

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Having good posture is proven to be conductive to good health, not only does it provide physical benefits but it also has an effect on our mental well-being. It is been proven that having good posture provides confidence, happiness and self-satisfaction. The positioning of our bodies affect our messages to our brain. Slouching affects the method in which our brain receives these transmissions. If we are slouching we are sending a message of unhappiness or distress to the brain. Yoga has been used to treat depression by fixing one’s posture; the same can be done by wearing a waist training corset.

Will a Waist Training Corset help with Posture and Lower Back Pain?

Will a Waist Training Corset help with Posture and Lower Back Pain

The benefits of corset training and correcting posture go back to the mid-19th century and into the early 20th century. An under bust corset makes you stand up tall by supporting your lower back, this encourages good posture. This benefits someone who has poor lumber posture, however; under bust corsets won’t be effective for somebody hunches from the shoulders. The solution for somebody who hunches up higher would be a corset that is high in the back and provides full back support. A corset isn’t guaranteed to correct posture, especially in someone who has problems pointing their shoulders forward, however; they are effective at keeping your spine straight which will improve your overall posture.

Some of the benefits of having good posture include:

  • The proper alignment of bones and joints which encourages the proper use of our muscles
  • The longevity of our joints
  • A Decrease of pressure or strain on our ligaments which brace the spine
  • Prevention of fatigue as muscles are being efficient
  • Prevention of back pain
  • Having a favorable physical appearance
  • A Decrease of pressure on the lungs

It is best not to rely solely on corsets for correcting your posture; other practices such as yoga, stretching or even standing after an hour of sitting are recommended. As always, consult your doctor before you embark on your corset journey. Hopefully this provides a conductive answer to the questions “Does waist training correct posture and lower back pain?” and “Will a waist training corset help with posture and lower back pain?”