The Source of Hunger and Why It Disappears With Waist Training

Wikipedia says that “grellin is a hormone produced mainly by P/D1 cells lining the fundus of the human stomach and epsilon cells of the pancreas that stimulates hunger.[1] Ghrelin levels increase before meals and decrease after meals. It is considered the counterpart of the hormone leptin, produced by adipose tissue, which induces satiation when present at higher levels. In some bariatric procedures, the level of ghrelin is reduced in patients, thus causing satiation before it would normally occur.”

I heard Dr.  Oz on his recent tv show mention that hormone and I went to look it up. Editors of a study on ghrelin quoted by Wikipedia, clarify that rapid emptying of the stomach is closely related to overeating and obesity and that gastric distension acts as a satiety signal. But corsets prohibit stomach distension. Does corseting substitute for gastric distension and also delay emptying of the stomach so that the wearer feels full faster?

The above brief introduction by Wikipedia doesn’t give me the answer to a few hunger-related questions I failed to address in my waist training book simply because I don’t have the answer yet. Those questions relate not only to what causes hunger and what’s related to it, but to why squeezing the stomach with a corset, aside from physically reducing the area one can stuff with food, reduces hunger not just in the moment–but permanently disappears hunger in a matter of days. That’s something I observe personally, and something that is consistently reported to me by other corset enthusiasts and by many of the students whom I coach in waist training.  If ghrelin levels increase before meals yet a corseted person doesn’t feel hungry, what is happening?

As with any medical issue, there is a level of complexity that a layperson cannot possibly comprehend, and research changes the horizon study-to-study. It’s a topic I’ll pursue in the near future, but I’d like to hear about your practical hunger experiences of all kinds, especially with consistent corseting.


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One response to “The Source of Hunger and Why It Disappears With Waist Training

  1. Clarissa Beauville

    Ann, I think that you have to look at the mentality of some of the people who want to lose weight. Many are already surgically enhanced and talking about weight loss is a vehicular language. Pageant women/girls are the worst at this and the demographic that I’ll present. They will be in great shape, not be able to get into a dress that is a size four because their body is pushing them to a more healthy size 6, and they declare themselves fat.

    Their friends coo at them, “But you are beautiful!”

    “Oh no,” the tiara clad/wanna be clad woman protests, “I lack discipline!”

    Her friends off her tips on delicious oatmeal with whole wheat toast, or various forms of nonappetizing foods to be eaten in copious amounts. Some one suggests that she only have chocolate when she is “a bad girl.”

    Later on, she tells her friends that she has been “a good girl” all week but that she just couldn’t resist [insert something expensive or exotic.] Intelligant women do not call themselves good girls often. This kind speaks of food when they diet as if they are voyeurs. You can say, “You really need to change your mindset because you are royally screwing up your metabolism by starving yourself for a few days, then binging and your body will hold on to the calories.” but they ignore you– actual weight loss is NOT their goal! It’s being able to talk about it. They are like stilleto-clad sheep bleating in a pasture!

    This kind (in general) could be dreadful to have corsetting because they would compete with each other and corset in an unhealthy way and it would become a numbers game to them. (I’m imagining splicing a tape measurer to get extra inches taken off!)

    I think that when you have clients interested in losing weight that one of the things you need to ask them is, “Do you want to lose weight and keep it off?” If they have a long winded answer, they might not! To some people, not losing and always having an extra five pounds to go is a way of thinking and bleeting.

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