The answer for your question “Can I eat with a waist trainer on?” is Yes, you can eat with a waist trainer on as it is safe.
The waist trainers are made of high quality materials with steel boning to help you to get an hourglass figure. The waist trainer experts (including me) recommend to wear a waist trainer for 8 to 10 hours a day to get effective results. You can do your household work, exercise, office work and you can also eat while wearing a waist trainer around your waist.
Wearing a waist trainer is not mandatory but women seeking an attractive body shape have to wear it everyday. In addition, the waist trainers reduce belly fat, abdomen fat, lower belly fat/pooch and FUPA to make you look fit, healthy and more beautiful than earlier. To enjoy all these benefits, you have to wear your waist trainer everyday.
How Many Hours Should You Wear a Waist Trainer?
You should wear a waist trainer 8 to 10 hours in a day for several weeks or months to see results. When you wear your waist trainer at least for 8 hours everyday, your body has become familiar with it. So, you can do all your work and physical activities while wearing a waist trainer.
If you are wearing a waist trainer for weight loss then I strongly recommend you to wear it daily plus focus on exercise and follow a nutritious diet chart.
The 8-10 hours waist training period is recommended for experienced users only. The beginners should not wear a waist trainer for 8-10 hours on the first day, they need to train their waist to be familiar with the waist trainer.
When you start wearing a waist trainer first time, it may take several days adjust with your body. Therefore you should start with only 1 hour per day and gradually increase the wearing hours.
Can You Eat with a Waist Trainer On?
Yes, you can eat with a waist trainer on as it helps you to control the amount of food you eat in a meal. I have met many people (both women and men) to know about their eating habits. During our conversation, more than 70% people accepted that they cannot stop eating when they get their favorite food on the dinner table.
The temptation to eat your favorite food can cause unwanted weight gain but a waist trainer does not allow you to eat much. So, it is good to eat while wearing a waist trainer to have control on yourself.
When your stomach is under the control of your waist trainer, it does not have enough space for a large meal. As a result, you cannot eat as much as you were used to eat when not wearing a waist trainer.
Note: You should not keep the waist trainer too tight while eating food because it can cause indigestion, acid reflux and other health issues. The digestion system requires some space to process your food inside your stomach. If you are wearing a waist trainer tightly around your waist then there won’t be enough space in your stomach. You may not eat anything with such a high compression and waist trainer without eating is neither safe nor recommended.
7 Useful Tips While Eating with a Waist Trainer On
You can eat with a waist trainer on to control your overeating habit and feel full by eating small meals. In order to make your eating with a waist trainer on more effective, you can follow an expert’s tips. Here I provide 7 useful tips for eating with a waist trainer on to get best results.
- Don’t Wear the Waist Trainer Too Tight When Eating
- Reduce Food Quantity, Increase Frequency
- Avoid Fatty, Sugary and Processed Food Items
- Eat Healthy and Nutritious Food
- Keep Drinking Water to Stay Hydrated
- Make Exercise Your Habit
- Clean Your Waist Trainer Regularly
Now, I am going to explain each of the 7 tips for eating with a waist trainer in detail as follows:
#1. Don’t Wear the Waist Trainer Too Tight When Eating:
You can eat with a waist trainer on but it should not be too tight. You may have developed a habit of wearing your waist trainer tightly to get high compression for best results but the same is not advisable when you are eating.
If you wear your waist trainer tightly, loosen it a bit at the time of eating. Because you cannot eat properly if your stomach is held very tightly by a steel boned garment and it can also cause acid reflux, chest burn and heartburn like problems after eating. So, the waist trainer should be firm fit but not too tight.
#2. Reduce Food Quantity, Increase Frequency:
Most people have a habit of eating 3 meals in a day and these 3 meals are large that may include all kinds of food stuff. When you begin waist training, you need to make changes in your food and eating schedule.
When you eat with a waist trainer on, you feel full in stomach after eating a little. So, the waist trainer around your waist does not allow you to eat large meals. Therefore I suggest you to divide your 3 large meals into 5 or 6 small meals. It doesn’t mean that you can eat anytime during the day, you should set a schedule of eating 5/6 small meals at regular intervals during the day. So, you can have enough amount of food and it is also good for your metabolism.
#3. Avoid Fatty, Sugary and Processed Food Items:
You should avoid fatty, sugary, oily and processed food items when eating with a waist trainer on. Because you are on your waist training journey with a goal to achieve a fit and healthy body. Moreover, you want to have a slim waist and flat stomach on permanent basis. All your goals are achievable if you avoid processed food stuff as much as possible.
When the waist trainer is wrapped around your midsection, there is less space in your stomach. The processed food can cause acid reflux and heartburn problems when you eat it when wearing a waist trainer. Moreover, the these food items are responsible for accumulation of fat around your midsection. Therefore it is good to avoid it for your good health.
#4. Eat Healthy and Nutritious Food:
Your focus should be on all healthy food items that are full of fiber, proteins and nutrition. In order to get an attractive figure and a healthy body, you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can take help of a professional dietitian to prepare a low-fat, healthy diet chart for you and you must follow it strictly to lose weight yet remain full of energy all the time.
#5. Keep Drinking Water to Stay Hydrated:
You should drink water as per your body’s needs in a day. Your body needs 0.5 ounce to 1.0 ounce of water per pound of your body weight. So, if you weight 100 pounds then you need 50 to 100 ounces of water in a day.
During your waist training journey, you must save your body from getting dehydrated. Because the waist trainer increases your core temperature to make you sweat 3 to 5 times more than usual. As a result, you get a lot of sweat around your midsection which reduces the amount of water in your body. So, you must drink water frequently to stay hydrated throughout the day.
#6. Make Exercise Your Habit:
You should develop a habit of daily workout while wearing a waist trainer. The waist trainer gives high compression and also supports your midsection. In addition, it increases core temperature to promote perspiration to make you sweat more than usual. But you need to do some exercises everyday to burn excess fat and calories from your waist, stomach, abdomen, back and other parts. Wearing a waist trainer during workout makes your exercise more effective so that you can achieve your weight loss goal faster.
#7. Clean Your Waist Trainer Regularly:
You should wash and clean your waist trainer regularly to save your body from bacterial infections. You need to wear your waist trainer at least 8 hours everyday. It is obvious that the waist trainer can get dirty like any other garment that you wear on daily basis.
So, you should learn how to clean a waist trainer safely before cleaning it. If you wear your waist on bare skin then you should clean it 2 to 3 times in a week and if you wear it over a tank top or T-shirt then you should clean it once a week.
Frequently Asked Questions
Many women do waist training to look slimmer and achieve their weight loss goals. It is possible to make your body fit and healthy with the help of a waist trainer. You need to wear it for minimum 8 hours per day for many weeks or months. While wearing a waist trainer everyday, you may wonder “Should you eat with a waist trainer on? or what will happen if eat with a waist trainer on” and have some more doubts. Here I provide some important FAQs about eating while wearing a waist trainer to clear all your doubts as well as make your waist training safer and more effective.
What happens if you eat with a waist trainer?
You cannot eat large meals if you eat with a waist trainer on your body. It helps you to save yourself from overeating by making you feel full after eating a limited amount of food.
What should you eat while wearing a waist trainer?
You should eat all healthy food items filled with vitamins, protein, fiber and nutrition. You should avoid eating fatty, sugary, oily and processed food items that are not good for your health and may cause acid reflux plus heartburn problems.
Is it bad to eat with a waist trainer on?
No, it is not bad to eat with a waist trainer on unless the waist trainer is too tight on your body.
Does waist training flatten your stomach?
Yes, the waist training flattens your stomach but it is temporary, your stomach returns to its previous shape & condition after you remove the waist trainer. To get a permanently flat stomach, you should wear a waist trainer, do necessary workout and eat healthy food on daily basis.
At the end, I would like to give you a genuine advice about waist training. When you start wearing a waist trainer regularly, your complete focus should be on your health and comfort. You can eat with a waist trainer on as long as you feel healthy and comfortable. If it hurts or causes any health issue then you should take it off when eating and wear it again after half an hour of the meal. In case you still have a query or question regarding waist trainers then feel free to ask me in the comment section, I will be happy to answer your queries soon.