Should I Remove My Corset Before I Eat?
Hello OC Blog Readers! Just a few quick thoughts on eating and corsets – based solely on my own experiences and thoughts shared by some of my coworkers here at Orchard Corset.
Now if you are wearing your corset more for support (or fashion) as opposed to waist training and are not looking to lose any weight-then certainly you will want to remove your corset prior to eating a meal. I think for small snacks corset removal would be unwarranted-but clearly that choice is yours to make. If you feel uncomfortable-then remove the corset. I do not consider myself a waist trainer, but I tend to eat with my corset on at work. I eat often (small amounts) so I would be lacing and unlacing all day long.
If you, like many of our readers and customers, have committed to a serious waist training regiment than there isn’t any reason to remove your corset. You will find that you are not able to eat as much in any one sitting-sort of like an external lap band. Some women choose to loosen rather than remove their corsets, especially when eating raw veggies or other foods that cause bloating (and we wouldn’t want to discourage anyone from eating their veggies!). Your eating habits will need to change as you will be forced to eat more frequently and smaller portion sizes. Sarah Chrisman writes in her book “Victorian Secrets” that she learned to eat better while corseted, not fill up on worthless calories.
For most of us, the smaller more frequent meals will provide all the nourishment you need and is a better way to eat. We have customers ask us all the time if corsets burn fat or help you loose weight. The answer is NO! But if you choose to stay properly corseted throughout the day-you are likely to lose some weight as the corset will limit your food intake.
It’s important to always put your health first. If you find that perhaps you are not drinking enough water or getting enough calories (many women who waist train are not looking to lose weight-just reshaping), then by all means take that puppy off and eat, drink and be merry! It takes time and patience to develop a level of waist training where you are comfortable corseting all day long. Don’t rush into anything until you are sure of how you will react physically and emotionally.
We would love to hear your thoughts. What foods work well as well as what to avoid. Any tips or advice to our newcomers from seasoned pros is always welcome!