Dr Oz: Are Waist Trainers Safe?
Dr. Oz did a whole show on “Could You Survive” topics, including could you eat healthy meals for $4 Per Day, could you survive 24 hours without sleep, can you survive Tom Brady & Gisele’s Diet and could you survive wearing Kim Kardashian’s waist trainer for a day? Kim Kardashian undoubtedly started a trend when she shared pictures of herself on social media wearing a waist trainer. Her photo received over one million likes and a lot of negative comments, but it didn’t take long before other celebrities hopped on the bandwagon and began waist-training themselves. There are some who say waist trainers are a great way to achieve an hour glass figure and others who say they’re dangerous. Dr Oz asked Tia Brown to get to the bottom of things, starting by wearing a waist trainer for 24 hours. Lets see how she did, plus Dr. Oz’s favorite Waist Trainer Alternatives on the next page…
Dr Oz: Are Waist Trainers Dangerous?
Tia admitted that it certainly improved her posture and although it was hard to breathe, she liked the way she looked and felt in it. As small as her waist looked, she couldn’t get over how much it hurt and how uncomfortable it was.
Evette is a big Kardashian fan and always wanted to try waist trainers so she took Dr Oz’s challenge to see if she could survive in a waist trainer for 24 hours. She even wore it under a dress on a first date and said she liked the way it made her feel sexy. But just two and a half hours later, she was in the bathroom complaining that the waist trainer hurt and itched and she had to take it off.
Dr Oz: Do Waist Trainers Work?
Evette said her date didn’t notice when she went back to the table without her waist trainer on, but she had to come clean. She admitted she was too preoccupied by how uncomfortable she felt in the waist trainer to focus on getting to know the guy she was with.
Dr Oz then shared a regular CT scan of a woman and then another CT scan of the same woman wearing a waist trainer. It was clear that while the waist was smaller, there were actual indentations in the liver from where the ribs were being deformed. The same things happen to your lungs.
Dr Oz: Waist Trainer Alternatives
Dr Oz shared a few surprising alternatives to waist trainers that are worth a try. First was a weight training belt that wraps around your waist without squeezing you too tight. It pulls you in and makes you work your core muscles while improving your posture, without making you lose your breath.
Dr Oz: Padded Underwear
If you’re wanting to smooth things out underneath your clothes, try a shaping, elastic tank top. Third, try padded underwear for that hip to waist ratio with some added curve in the back to give you the hourglass figure you want.