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Corsets—and Cinnamon?

When corsets are worn as a method of waist-training and figure shaping (plus weight reduction if you want it), obviously pursuit of reasonably good nutrition and exercise is in order as well.

Here’s an interesting University of Dehli (India) study of cinnamon with some significance to corset waist-trainees. It was published in the international journal, ‘Lipids in Health and Disease’.

The trial involved 116 men and women having conditions such as abdominal obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, high triglycerides and hypertension. After consuming 3gm of cinnamon powder per day for 16 weeks, the average weight reduction was from 89kg to 85kg in the cinnamon group, while it was from 82kg to 81kg in the control group that was not given cinnamon. Along with dietary intervention, people in the trial were also prescribed brisk walking for 45 minutes every day. Researchers said consuming cinnamon along with dietary changes and physical exercise decreased fasting blood glucose, glycosylated haemoglobin, waist circumference, and body mass index. It also improved waist-hip ratio, blood pressure, serum total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, serum triglycerides, and beneficial high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Three grams is 1/6th of a teaspoon, so it isn’t really that much to add to your food each day for 16 weeks. Whenever I eat grapenuts with rainsin and yohurt for breakfast, I nearly always sprinkle on cinnamon, as well as in hot oatmeal. You can sprinkle it on buttered sour dough toast (I like because there is no sugar in sour dough) and it gives a pleasant sweet sensation. Add it to soups, chili, meat rubs for pork or chicken, a dash in honey lemon salad dressing, on top of popcorn you first sprinkle with fresh lemon juice—there are myriad ways to eat more cinnamon.

But…just say “no” to cinnamon sugar buns, cinnamon ice cream and cinnamon candies! Sugar does one no good that I’ve been able to determine, especially when waist training.

I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like cinnamon (I’m sure there are some), point being, it can be quite a treat for most of us to remember to up cinnamon intake during dedicated corset waist training!

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