Written by Jada Dukes, Staff Writer
A public service announcement to all the women struggling to attain the perfect Kim K hourglass figure: It is OK! Put down the green juice and just breathe.
Next, ask yourself, is it really worth it? What will you actually gain from this? Will you improve your life in any way by setting unattainable body goals for yourself? Wanting to be healthy and fit is a wonderful aspiration and commendable but, when it comes to falling for these fad diets, teas, and worst of all waist training trends that are being endorsed by all of our favorite beauty gurus, IG models, and celebrities, let me be the first to say: it has got to stop.
While there is no actual proof that waist trainers aren’t effective in shaping one’s body, there also isn’t any real proof that they do. However, there is proof that they are extremely detrimental to your health because they squeeze your body and compress your bones, which could lead to trouble breathing and bruises on the skin.
Also, don’t think for a second that when your favorite beauty guru or celeb posts a photo of themselves wearing a waist trainer that they aren’t receiving some sort of compensation for doing so (notice how they always leave a link to the seller in the caption.)
Much like YouTube, Instagram and Twitter have turned into powerful advertisement tools for corporate America. They pay attention to customers spending habits.
Although not everything you see on the Internet is a complete scam, being mindful of the fact that people are being paid to advertise these products is important.
Be careful. Even though it may seem like these Instagram models and YouTube beauty gurus are your best friends, but the truth is that if these companies are willing to pay individuals to advertise their products, it means they are going to do their best to sell them to you even if it means posting heavily doctored photos with misleading captions.
Now if you’re still set on purchasing a waist trainer after reading this article, my advice is to set up a meeting with your physician to discuss the possible dangers of waist training and maybe try good old fashioned diet and exercise. Seriously, setting up a sensible diet and exercise routine will give you much better/satisfying results in the long run.