So many weight-loss fads have been introduced since the beginning of the 90s; and each one has promised a more effective and efficient way to lose weight than the other. From pills to machines, shakes to surgeries, all of these have been tried by the eager public. Although these things may prove to be too costly–and even risky–what if there’s a non-surgical, inexpensive way of losing fat? No pills, no machines, just a good old fashion Victorian way.
Would you choose the Corset Diet?
It may yield so many questions and debates, but the company that produces the corsets promises its customers to “look and feel amazing.” The company also describes their technique as a “surgical gastric band stomach reduction the Victorian way.”
The company understands the difficulty of calorie counting and other forms of diet. It has mentioned that one has to have the willingness and drive to take on the long path just to achieve the results. Unfortunately, the fact is that not everyone has that attitude. This is where the corset comes in. Better results can be achieved quicker and easier. It also describes the experience of wearing the corset as “the pleasant hugging sensation rewards the wearer not only with an improved figure but also posture.”
Aside from reshaping the waist, the corset also leads to reduce the internal volume of the stomach. This also leads to weight loss since one’s appetite and craving is controlled. The pressure of the corset on the body also creates a contented feeling to intake just adequate food portions.
Another advantage one will experience with the corset is that it can be worn anywhere and anytime, day and night. However, one should obey the limit of putting it only 6-8 hours a day and a maximum of 5 days in a week.
Although it can be very persuasive, experts frown upon the idea because for them, only good food and exercise are keys to a healthy weight loss. One of experts, Susie Burrell, a nutritionist based in Sydney, Australia, has said that the corset creates a physical restraint on a person, thereby limiting the amount of food intake. Moreover, she added that the corset is technically unsafe because it might create muscle and spine injuries when pulled too tight.
For her, the corset prevents the person from eating the required amount of food to increase the metabolic rate. This is supposed to be the principle for a healthy weight loss, and not constricting any parts of the body to limit cravings.
The popularity of the corset diet has reached Hollywood as actress Jessica Alba has used it after giving birth to her two children. She said that “It’s not that big of a deal. A lot of people do it; it’s really common. A friend suggested it – it’s something that people do in Africa and India and it’s not an uncommon thing – though they usually just wrap it with cloth.”