I recently was discussing with a friend, my interest in how waist training led to reduction of hunger, normally within days or weeks of commencing the process of regular corseting. She speculated that the vagus nerve might have something to do with it, so I posed the question to a physician consultant who wasn’t able to comment. He did refer me to this on the vagus nerve: The vagus nerve carries incoming information from the nervous system to the brain, providing information about what the body is doing, and it also transmits outgoing information which governs a range of reflex responses. See http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-vagus-nerve.htm
Part of its function apparently, is “for keeping the digestive tract in working order, contracting the muscles of the stomach and intestines to help process food, and sending back information about what is being digested and what the body is getting out of it.”
Could it be that this nerve is compressed by corseting, and somehow reduces hunger, as my friend suspects?
As I continue my research, if you have anything helpful to add, please do, as well as stories about how corset waist training affected your hunger.