So you've heard the news – the effects of waist training are inspiring women everywhere


Waist training can help you drop inches from your waistline when combined with proper dieting and exercising, but it's not magic. It depends on various factors including how frequently you wear your trainer, how long you've been waist training, your lifestyle habits like diet and exercise, and your genetics. Of course, you'll enjoy instant slimming whenever you're wearing a waist-training garment, but you may need to be patient before you notice much difference when the trainer comes off.



3 Key Factors in the Waist Training Process 


One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from customers who are buying corsets or cinchers with the intention to do waist training is, "How long until I see the results?" The short answer to that question is: it depends.


Think about the type of results you'd be expecting if you were starting to work with a personal trainer. How long it took to achieve the body results you wanted would depend on several factors: 1) what kind of shape you were already in, 2) how hard and how often you worked out, 3) your diet, and 4) genetic factors like your metabolism.

In the same way, there are several factors (three, in fact) that play a key role in determining what kind of results you're going to see in your waist training.

  1. Lifestyle

A lot of women who start waist training use it as part of an overall health and lifestyle makeover. In other words, they supplement their fitness routine and healthy diets with the practice of waist training. This gives them the immediate results of having a slimming figure while wearing the garment, plus the satisfaction of knowing that the garment is ramping up their perspiration while they work out. Win-win.

Like all fitness goals, no one can say exactly how long it will take to achieve any results. But chances are you'll be on a better track if you are using your waist training garment in conjunction with a fitness routine, rather than not working out at all.

Keep in mind, some women who start waist training are already in good shape and may already be exercising and eating well. Their goal isn't necessarily to lose weight, but rather to reshape their midsection while wearing the garment – and that's another great benefit of waist-cinching shapewear.

  1. Waist Training Commitment

You should have a general idea of what your commitment level is in your waist training regimen in order to determine what kind of results you'll see. Again, everyone is different. But in general, the more you wear your waist trainer in conjunction with a workout, the better. We recommend wearing one for eight or more hours a day, every day. Some women wear one around-the-clock, even at night!

  1. Genetics

In some ways your body is what it is, no matter what sort of training you do. If you happen to be fairly soft around your midsection and retain a lot of water in general, that could be good news. That's because many waist trainers are designed to increase perspiration around your midsection, particularly while you work out. But that doesn't necessarily mean you'll see quick results either. It all comes down to genetics. You can do your part to overcome such genetic challenges by staying committed and supplementing your waist training with a healthy diet and consistent workout regimen.


We hope this gives you at least a general idea of what to expect when you start waist training. Just remember that it's a process and every body is different. There's no average amount of time it takes to see the results you want, just like there's not average results to healthy eating and exercise. But like any regimen, the more you stick with it, the more likely you'll see what you want.