“Eat more, exercise less, lose weight” says Dr. Oz, well, maybe!

However Dr. Oz’s concept is correct (see SF Examiner Feb. 17 “Healthy Living”). The point is for waist training to start slow an dstead, skipping “boot camp workouts and dramatic calorie-slashing.” Dr. Oz confirms that severe practices puts the body into a panic mode, increasing strss hormones, hunger hormones and causing you to be tempted to binge on high-fat foods. We have to ‘outwit’ our body’s biological imperatives to eat all the food we can get our hands on or see in the ‘see food eat it’ diet!

One thing I require my coaching students to do is carry around in their car and purse or pocket,  zip lock baggies or health snacks like high fiber easy-to-eat cereal (there are yummie kinds out there with not all that much sugar), or carrot or celery snacks, or health bars (check calories!). For dessert we love the new yogurts coming out on the market in small portions with high flavor impact. They satisfy my sweet tooth for the most part.

Dr. Oz recommends a few moments of deep, slow belly breathing as well, but he hasn’t yet addressed the benefits of a tight belt or corset to cut back on portion control.

My present student Ashlee, reports less hunger during training and a new habit of better snacking late at night–her former nemesis as seh played on the computer or social networked with friends. With a son to take care of for life, this young mom is motivated to go the distance and try to drop 5 waistline inches and 20 pounds in three months. She’s on the right track — for life! We’ll keep you posted on her results, and welcome to Carl, our newest student starting his training program on March 23!

Don’t forget if you order a corset we’ll discount your training program enrollment fee this year by 10% of the corset cost. And for March our St. Paddy’s Day special is a 15% discount off any green fabric corset ordered!



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2 responses to ““Eat more, exercise less, lose weight” says Dr. Oz, well, maybe!

  1. jem

    There’s a reason that the majority of women no longer wear corsets – they are terrible for our health. Historians have uncovered significant evidence of the damage the widespread wearing of corsets did to women’s bodies. We finally broke free of these terrible, constricting and sexist garments, and you’re encouraging people to wear corsets again and begin “training”! It’s bad enough you would support such a damaging garment and take on “students”, but it’s unbelievably irresponsible and ignorant of you to write about corsets in the same article you discuss healthy eating and exercise. Corsets are not a way to truly lose inches from your waist, they are a temporary fix to manipulate your natural shape into an entirely unnatural form.

    • Hello Jem, Thanks for visiting our website and blog. Apparently you do have some interest in corsets. However, I suspect that your negative opinion derives not from wide experience speaking with those of us who do love and wear corsets (I have for over 23 years) and those of us who corset waist train, but more from viewpoints derived from stereotypes from the past. You don’t really cite any facts on which you base your conclusion that modern day corsets are “terrible for our health”, nor do you state exactly how corsets are terrible. I would be interested to know both of those matters if you care to revisit us and comment again. I would be especially interested in any modern-day studies of actual cases of damage, especially considering that the overall effect of wearing corsets on the body, is quite similar to that of women being pregnant. In other words, organs are moved up and down and in in about the same manner as when a fetus grows, and for how many years have women successfully been having babies?

      I hasten to correct your misinterpretation of my website and business. I do not encourage people to wear corsets–unless they have a sincere interest first in going about it in a sensible, health-conscious way. If they are curious, if they wish fact-based information on corsets that has been reviewed by about 15 medical consultants to my business (most of whom wear corsets themselves), and if they have patience to learn before they jump to any conclusions about what style or maker on my team of four would be best for them, then yes, I would encourage those folks to explore corseting and invest in a well-fitting custom corset from my business.

      As for waist training with corsets, they serve the very same purpose functionally as gastric banding, that is to prevent the stomach from expanding to up to nine times its empty size, and to cut back appetite. However, wearing a corset does not involve anaesthesia which in and of itself carries risk, cutting of skin, or the expense of thousands and thousands of dollars. Even simple lipo can cost $5000 and more per session. However, a well fitting custom underbust corset suitable for waist training from my business, starts at only $240, and according to the several waist-training students whom I’ ve coached whose stories and images are represented on my website, results in remarkable posture improvement, weight loss– and even without weight loss, waistline inch and body fat loss.

      I hope like me, you are concerned about the obesity epidemic and our tendency to seek “quick fixes” and diets that don’t do much and create unintended consequences such as more weight gain after termination. I’m happy to say that except for two of my students with whom I have coached and kept in touch, all report no major weight gain back, though many have gained a wee bit but not close to what they lost during waist training. Common sense tells us that if you complete any program of weight control, then go out and pig out on Krispy Kremes and fast food, well, we know where that lands you! So is corset waist training permanent? I never claim so and would not, especially if you value pleasure from eating unhealthy choices more than a healthy weight and waistline (under 35″ for women and 40″ for men is healthy, says Dr. Oz).

      On a final note, I don’t consider it necessary to discourse on my blog or in general polite conversation about any topic using accusatory words such as “ignorant” or “Irresponsible.” I hope if you return you will retain a businesslike tone discussing facts, an approach which I value and foster on both my website and blog.

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