Do Slimming Corsets Work?

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Centuries before we started squeezing into Spanx, women were lacing up their corsets. Now they’re back and better than ever!

Whether you want to get in shape after having a baby, or you want to lose some extra holiday pounds, waist slimming corsets have been hailed as the new (celebrity favourite) way to achieve your waist goals.

Call them what you like; a Slimming Corset, a Waist Trainer, a Cincher, the question we all really want to know is does it work? And if so, how long will it take…

The Benefits of Wearing a Slimming Corset

1. Posture: By correcting posture, corsets can alleviate back pain. Wearing a slimming corset engages the abdominal muscles helping to create a stronger core inside and more toned muscles on the outside (combining corset-wearing with core exercises will enhance this further). As proper posture takes the pressure off the neck and shoulders too, so they can also reduce the intensity of headaches and migraines for regular sufferers.

2. Work: Because of the benefits for back pain noted above, waist training corsets are often used as lumbar support during work for those whose jobs involve heavy lifting, long hours standing on their feet, or sitting in front of a computer, thereby preventing possible future back injuries (not just for women!)

3. Post-Pregnancy: For centuries, women worldwide have recognised the value of supporting the abdomen after birth to help the healing process. Nowadays, it’s size and not health that is driving celebrities like Jessica Alba to adopt the customs of their ancestors. Wearing a corset post-baby works by drawing in the stretched-out muscles and providing support and stability around the core area.

4. Weight Loss: Cinchers are technically constricting underwear (a bit like an external gastric band!) so they make eating larger meals that bit more uncomfortable and this encourages the reduction of portion sizes (great news for most of us!). Not only that, corsets discourage eating fatty meals or drinking fizzy sugared drinks which could also cause discomfort, thus changing your diet for the better! The latex material they’re made from has further weight-loss properties – helping to attack unwanted fat and impurities in the body through micro-massage while you wear it as well as the benefits of perspiration on after retention during long periods of wear or during exercise.

5. Figure Change: Corsets can change a wearer’s figure instantly (just by putting it on) and semi-permanently through changes in muscle tone, muscle memory and fat spread. Keep wearing it, and keep getting all of the benefits – simple!

How Quickly will you see Results from Waist Training? Why not take our #TwoWeekCinchChallenge

The truth is that the answer differs for each individual, dependent on their own goals, their unique body shape and genetic makeup as well as their dedication to using their corset. While it takes patience to see results from the corset cinching process, you can see an instant improvement in posture and shape (and therefore confidence!) by simply putting one on underneath your clothes. A waist-training corset makes for the best foundation wear beneath a special event outfit. The longer-term results of waist training are dependent on a number of factors, including your body’s current state and your genetic pre-disposition, the quality of your corset and its compatibility with your body, and the way you train, eat and drink while wearing it. Wearing a waist training corset coupled with a balanced diet and regular exercise should bring you the gradual reduction of your

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waist size, as seen by the impressive results of our customers so far!
The results are best described as “semi-permanent”, dependent on:

Body Fat

Some people have a naturally higher body fat percentage. They may be able to cinch down up to five inches in their waist, while someone with very low body fat may only be able to lose two or three inches.

Pregnancy

While results are purely anecdotal, it appears to be more common for mothers to be able to increase their usage more quickly and comfortably than women who have never been pregnant before. It could be because the baby has moved the woman’s organs or it could be the relaxant in the body during pregnancy that has stretched tendons and ligaments already. Or it could simply be that mothers are already accustomed to the feeling of restriction and find corsets easier to wear.

Your Corset

A well-fitting corset is not only more effective at shaping, but it’s also much more comfortable, so you’ll be encouraged to wear it longer and more often. It is also vital to invest in a quality corset. Constantly interrupting your training because you have to replace a broken corset is a waste of both your money and your time. The body responds best to consistency (that’s why it’s called “training”!)

Your Lifestyle

Adding core resistance exercise can help you see results more quickly. Eating “clean” with small, balanced meals and avoiding foods that cause bloating will also help the overall process. Getting enough fibre in your diet will help the system stay regular, again reducing bloating and allowing the corset to be well-fitted. Keeping hydrated and replacing essential minerals is also vital to upkeep

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the body’s perspiration and fat detoxifying process.

You can keep up-to-date with all the exciting results from our customers on our Facebook Page or visit the website to purchase your very own Cinch Corset or Active Range for fitness!

How To Use a Waist Training Corset

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It may look simple, but much of the questions around the latest celebrity must-have accessory involve how to actually use a waist training corset, when it is (and isn’t) safe to wear a slimming corset and of course we are often asked during fittings how best to wear our very own Cinch Corset and Active Range Corsets to get the best results.

So now we’ll tell you!

How To Wear a Waist Training Corset

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The key word to remember is “trainer” – just like when you’re working out at the gym, the idea behind a waist training corset is to train the waist through regular use, and then to maintain the shape created by the slimming corset over long periods of time.

Wearing a waist training corset coupled with a balanced diet and regular exercise should bring you the gradual reduction of your waist size, as seen by the impressive results of our customer so far!

Before you begin wearing a waist training corset, check the following list of must-haves:

  • Check you don’t have a latex allergy before purchasing a Cinch waist training corset
  • Make sure you were properly measured for a safe and effective waist training corset
  • Choose the best quality waist training corset you can afford; the Cinch corset will be a valuable long-term investment!
  • Ensure your waist training corset feels comfortable but supportive and firm when you try it on (it should be tight in your core area but not affecting your breathing)
  • Follow the instructions for garment care that accompany your waist training corset

How To Use a Cinch Waist Training Corset

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Again, as with personal fitness, most people start a long-term program of waist training – beginning their use of their Cinch Corset at just a couple of hours per day, every day, starting on the first level of tightness in the hook fasteners.

After a week or so of regular use, you can then increase the amount of time you wear your waist training corset up to maybe 3-4 hours per day.

The aim for most people is to get to a point where it is comfortable to wear their waist training corset for 8 hours a day. And this will become easier as the waist is encouraged into shape.

In fact, many customers will report a loosening of their Cinch Corset after a few weeks – this is because the waist is training into a slimmer shape, and this is when you need to start using the additional rows of hook fastenings to get further results from your slimming corset.

When To Wear a Slimming Corset

You can choose to wear your waist training corset while working, walking, watching TV, cleaning, whatever it is that you normally do during the day or in the evening.

While wearing a waist training corset it is advised to adopt a healthy lifestyle and this will include eating more regular, but smaller meals, which will feel more comfortable with the Cinch Corset. This is yet another reason why the waist training routine works – it is a constant reminder and an encouraging factor in your daily choices.

It is also recommended to keep well hydrated while using your waist training corset as the special materials increase perspiration which also contributes to weight loss over time.

If you’re headed to the gym or doing some exercise at home, there’s no need to put the waist training corset to one side either. The Cinch slimming corsets in our new Active Range have been specifically developed in shape, material and design to enhance the core strength of a workout, improve posture, aid perspiration and ultimately increase the effectiveness of your programme.

When Not To Use a Waist Training Corset

Obviously there are times when it may not be safe for you to wear your waist training corset. Although many doctors recommend them for post-surgery recovery and indeed additional back and core support post-pregnancy, it is obviously not a good idea to wear a slimming corset while pregnant.

We would always recommend to our customers that they double-check with their GP before starting a period of wearing the waist training corset, just to be sure.

Likewise, if you feel very uncomfortable or unwell at any time wearing a waist training corset, simply remove it and seek advice from both the manufacturer and your personal health team.

The most important thing to remember is that it is a process, you are training, not immediately changing, your body shape and this takes time and patience. But as with all training, dedicated time to wearing your Cinch Corset will show you waist training results quickly, safely and discreetly.

The Not-So-Secret Supermodel Secret – So Easy It’s A Cinch! 

Irish Glamour Model showcases her incredible figure in latest brand campaign

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SHE MAY BE OLDER THAN SHE WAS WHEN SHE TOOK THE MISS GREAT BRITAIN CROWN, BUT GEMMA GARRETT HAS NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD, AND HER PARTNERSHIP WITH REVOLUTIONARY NEW IRISH LINGERIE BRAND PROVES IT.

Looking naturally youthful, sexy and confident, the Northern Irish model and journalist showcases her enviable figure as she is announced as the face of new Northern Irish retailer Cinch Corsets.

Waist training corsets have become the latest must-have fashion accessory from Hollywood. The corsets are designed to aid core stability and strength, literally training the waist into the desired shape. Now, Cinch Corsets based near the UK’s very own Holywood (in Co. Down) have taken the updated lingerie item to the next level with a range designed specifically for women to wear during exercise as celebrities such as the Kardashian sisters Instagram “selfies” wearing theirs.

As a former face of Formula One British Grand Prix, Gemma (33), is known for her heart-racing curves and she keeps active walking her two beloved English Bulldogs Buddy and Stella;

“Like everyone I try to stay fit and stick to a healthy diet. We know those are the best ways to maintain a good weight as you get older. But wearing the Cinch Corset makes you feel like you can be even more proactive throughout a busy day, training your waist into that gorgeous hourglass shape we all want while working, walking the dogs, visiting family and friends. It fits into a busy lifestyle like mine.”

Gemma is the perfect ambassador for the brand, having spent years in front of the camera from glamour magazines to movie sets and, more recently, presenting television documentaries and writing her features for The Sunday Life. She knows only too well the strains of modern life for working women who still want to look glamorous whenever they can;

“I loved taking part in the campaign photoshoot. The Cinch corsets have a wonderful shape and feel, you can tell the quality of the craftsmanship that went into the products. But as well as looking good alongside your special lingerie sets, it’s the confidence you get from feeling shapely and supported. You just can’t buy that if you’re a woman.”

The beautiful Cinch Corsets are a modern take on a classic undergarment. Gone are the heavily boned, uncomfortable Victorian pieces, replaced with modern technological design and breathable fabrics that are hand-stitched, individually measured to fit every woman’s shape.

Businesswoman and co-founder of Cinch, Nicola McIlhagger explains why the now-booming corset company decided to create a local version of the product in the first place;

“We researched worldwide when producing our corsets to ensure the highest quality and comfort for our customers, contacting a latex manufacturing plant to specifically create a fabric that wouldn’t chafe the skin. We wanted modern design, comfort and high-end materials.

“Outside the original goals of waist training and confidence we know the corsets improve posture, support the back and ease pain, strengthening the body’s core muscles as you sit up straighter. They are also a daily reminder of your goals, often having the side effect of helping people stick better to their healthy diets. And the latex material helps to attack unwanted fat and impurities in the body through micro-massage while you wear it.

“At one time, every woman wore a corset – from the cook to the lady of the house – we are simply bringing back a modern corset, which is comfortable and very quick to put on.

“The Cinch Corset works so well as it gives women the confidence to wear their clothes with the added support of a garment that holds you in in all the right places – gone is the dreaded muffin top, whilst we welcome a sexy, hourglass figure that will only improve as the client wears their Cinch.

“Since launching the brand in early June, we have literally been blown away by the response and feedback, we have stockists right across Northern Ireland – and already have a few clients from the celebrity world wanting one in every colour!

Nicola concluded, “The Cinch Corset is an all-round, everyday boost for the inside and the outside!”

Photo caption: Co-founder of Cinch Corsets, Nicola McIlhagger is pictured with Gemma Garrett, former Miss Great Britain and the face of Cinch Corsets.

Cinch Corsets retail at £49.99 and can be ordered at www.cinchcorsets.co.uk.

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Waist training hurts! (and other myths)

According to Google, searches for “waist cinchers” and “waist training” have more than doubled in the last year, thanks in part to endorsements from celebrities, including Jessica Alba and Khloe Kardashian, who claim that these products are the secret to their toned physiques. And around the world, women are recording their journeys as they train their waists in photos posted to social media channels, including Instagram where 100,000’s of photographs have used the hashtag #waisttraining.

Whether you’re already waist training, thinking of purchasing a Cinch Corset, horrified by the idea or fascinated by the results, there are a lot of myths around and we would like to dispel them in our Cinch Seven Steps!

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Not if you wear the right size which is why we place so much emphasis on getting measured properly! Training your waist will feel a little restrictive to begin with, but of course you will be able to breathe and move around naturally. Wearing the correct size is the most important part of being comfortable in your Cinch. A waist trainer like ours that is made with the highest quality materials and modern design which will not hurt your skin when fitted to your body uniquely and worn for the correct amount of time each day (we recommend a maximum of six hours per day).

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Well can’t overdoing everything harm your body? Even drinking too much of our essential water can be bad for your health! Our strong advice here is CORSET WEARING IN MODERATION, and to ensure you measure your waist properly before you order or purchase your Cinch Corset. And dont be tempted to buy a cheap version – they are cheap for a reason. They are often badly made, ill fitting and can cause damage if used incorrectly. Our advice is to wear the right size for your body (see our sizing guide in the ordering section), and wear your corset for no longer than six hours per day. You can get into difficulty if you wear a corset that is too small and you wear it for too long – like anything, overdo it and an imbalance follows.

If you wear your Cinch Corset correctly you will benefit from many positive benefits such as looking great, felling great as a result of that, support resulting in good posture and reducing back pain. Compare this to wearing high heels, which throw off your posture, hinder movement and balance, and can permanently shorten the Achilles tendon if worn daily!

Used in moderation, following our guidelines, your body should be just fine whilst wearing your Cinch.

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Of course we don’t recommend wearing a waist training corset during pregnancy – but wearing it post-pregnancy can help your waist and shape return to normal much quicker than it would without a Cinch, by supporting your back and abs and getting rid of extra fluids. With your doctors approval, you can wear one post surgery or postpartum. Celebrities like Jessica Alba have recently admitted that this was the key to achieving their pre-baby figure safely and in good time, after giving birth.

 

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Some people say waist training doesn’t create lasting results – well just follow our Facebook Page and you can see for yourself that the change in silhouette sticks around even when the corset comes off. Combine working-out with waist training with and you will for-sure see a permanent change to your waist area (and overall body weight and shape). Wearing a corset can kick-start a healthier eating regime, make you look fab in your clothes, whilst all the time working those abs to create a lasting change to the overall torso area.

Granted, if you change nothing about your diet and don’t move more, the results will be more temporary than long-term.

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Contrary to the myth, it is perfectly safe to work out while wearing a waist-training corset. Our new Cinch Active Range waist-cinchers will maximize your workout by stimulating thermal activity.  These cinchers add extra compression to your core. The thermal activity speeds up perspiration, so that you sweat out all of those nasty toxins. Our friends at PreCore Studios, Glengormely have even designed a specific workout for Cinch enthusiasts to improve results. Contact Josephine McAllister for more info!

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Buy cheap, buy twice…

It is a fact that Cinch Corsets cost more than your bargain-store underwear, but there is a good explanation for that. The very reason for our special design was because of the poor quality we experienced buying waist cinchers online – they are cheap for a reason. When developing Cinch Corsets, we scoured the globe to find the absolute best materials and the highest quality technology in design so that we could share the real joy of a well-fitted quality product with our family, friends and now our customers. However, this is a one-off investment that will pay back in bucket loads of confidence and waist-training results with each and every wear!

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One of the biggest myths about waist training is that the corsets will be visible underneath your clothes. Not so! We’ve tested everything from silk tops to body con dresses like the one above, and as you can, our Cinch Corsets are among the most discreet undergarments on the market. We know that the key to the confidence boost isn’t just the fab results – it’s the fact that no-one knows your secret. We are your waist-training best friends and your secret is safe with us!

*Disclaimer: We are experts in waist training, not medical advice. This is not medical advice. Every body is different and will respond differently to waist training. Always check with your doctor before beginning any new diet or body modification regimen.

Waist-away with Cinch Corset’s guide to beating the bloat!

If you are a bit tubby in the tummy, looking great in a bikini this summer is the least of your worries.

Excess belly fat is associated with increased risk of heart attacks, type 2 diabetes as well as certain types of cancer so it is time to start the battle of the bulge!

Any easy way to find out whether your waistline is increasing your risk of developing serious illnesses is to take the tape measure test. Here’s how:

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  1. Find the bottom of your ribs and the top of your hips
  2. Place the tape-measure half-way between the two, breath out normally and measure round your waist.
  3. Once you have your measurement, use the table below to see if you are at risk:
Waist measurements At increased risk At high risk
Men 94cm (37”) 102cm (about 40”)
Asian Men   90cm (about 35”)
Women 80cm (about 32”) 88cm (about 35”)
Asian Women   80cm (about 32”)

 This should give you an indication if your health us at risk, but your overall height in relation to our weight is also important. You can check this by here: http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/loseweight/pages/height-weight-chart.aspx

Small changes make a big difference!

Think of losing weight and living healthier as a marathon rather than a sprint. By making small changes over time, you will start to see a big difference. See below our ultimate guide to beating the belly fat, today:

  1. Set Realistic Goals- losing weight needn’t be a chore. Set yourself realistic and achievable targets for healthy eating, drinking and physical activity. This can help you lose weight gradually over time, which is a much healthier approach that quick fix fads diet.
  1. Buy yourself a Cinch waist training Corset – well, we would say that wouldn’t we. But there will be no better way to kick-start a healthier new you, than investing in this fantastic garment which will not only remind you to eat smaller portions, but it will instantly flatten your tummy (spurring you on to help your body look that good without a corset), and actually train your core to help to stay that way. Our clients have had fantastic results, some reducing their waistlines by up to 6inches in a matter of weeks.
  1. Positive statements over negative: All too often we set ourselves unrealistic goals such as “I won’t eat any chocolate this week”, most people, once they say this negative statement out loud, go hunting for the any morsel of chocolate they can find. Instead, try turning our goals into positive statements, such as “I will eat more vegetables this month and chocolate will be the occasional treat.” This will go a long way in improving your overall health and wellbeing and by knowing that chocolate is not banned will spur you on.
  1. Visualise: If you want the body of Jennifer Anniston, then why not pin a photo of her to your fridge! This will help you to visualize the end result. Another great motivator is try hanging a gorgeous dress that you want to fit into, in the smaller size on the outside of your wardrobe. This constant reminder will help you stay focused on the end result and help you visualize a slimmer, healthier you.
  1. Be practical: Again with weight loss in mind, start as you mean to go on. De-clutter your fridge, clear out your cupboards of all the processed and high-fat stuff that you know tempts you when you are tired, and get organised. If you have a well-organised kitchen with a few key essentials, it will make this healthy eating lark so much easier.
  1. Eat more, not less! Forget counting calories, sins or points. Life is too short. Instead, eat more. More of the good stuff. Good quality, healthy, nourishing foods can help you not only feel better, but you will start to look better from the inside out.

MUFAs (pronounced moo-fah) are monounsaturated fatty acids and they are your friends. These plant-based fats are found in some of the world’s most delicious foods and the latest research shows that these dietary superstars may even target fat where it’s hardest to lose—in your belly…so stock up on these tummy-tantilising goodies the next time you go shopping:

Lettuce

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Fill your bowl with romaine, arugula, or spinach and broccoli loaded with fiber and very few calories. Iceberg lettuce has almost no fiber.

 

Beans

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Kidney beans, chickpeas, black beans etc. contain a compound called resistant starch, a type of fiber that curbs cravings, promotes muscle mass, and makes you feel fuller, longer. They are also low-cal and packed with protein.

 

Nuts

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Green Vegetables

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Almonds, Brazil nuts, natural peanut butter, dry-roasted cashews, dry-roasted peanuts, dry-roasted sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, roasted pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts – Go nuts! They slim your tummy by keeping it full and are full of protein, fiber and vitamin E. Even natural Peanut Butter contains the antioxidant vitamin E, bone-building magnesium, muscle-friendly potassium, and immunity-boosting vitamin B6

Avocado

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Avocados contain more of the cholesterol-smashing beta-sitosterol and potassium than any other fruit. While sodium can cause water retention, potassium has the opposite effect, helping you appear slimmer.

Dark or Semi-Sweet Chocolate

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Chocolate or, more specifically, cocoa powder made from ground, defatted cocoa beans is loaded with antioxidants and rates low on the glycemic food index which means it stabilises blood sugar levels, thereby suppressing appetite by promoting a fuller feeling, faster.

Oils

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Everyone needs a little fat — it controls hunger. Go for monounsaturated fats like Canola oil, flaxseed oil, olive oil, peanut oil, pesto sauce, safflower oil, sesame oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil or walnut oil. The greener the oil, the more antioxidants, so go for extra-virgin. They will help keep your cholesterol under control and satisfy cravings.

Whole Wheat Tortilla

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Insoluble fiber, the kind found in most whole grains, like brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and whole wheat bread, as well as fruits and veggies, acts like a broom in your digestive tract, sweeping the contents through and keeping everything working smoothly. Strive for 25 grams of fiber a day—increase intake gradually.

Yogurt

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The probiotics in yogurt help reduce swelling and inflammation, and improve digestion. Stick with an unsweetened, lowfat Greek-style yogurt, which offers more protein and fewer refined carbs

Fennel

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Along with peppermint tea and ginger, fennel is a superstar when it comes to aiding digestion. It soothes the smooth muscles of the bowel, minimizing swelling. Fennel is rich in potassium and a phytonutrient called anethole, which may also reduce inflammation in the stomach and elsewhere in the body.

Melon

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When you’re dehydrated, your body retains fluids, causing you to look like you’ve gained a few pounds. Drinking unsweetened, no-calorie liquids, like water and tea, is beneficial, as is eating water-packed, low-acid fruits and vegetables. Melons, cucumbers, and lettuces are all high in water and low in acid, and trick your body into releasing some of its stored fluid.

Berries and plums

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Dried plums and plum juice (100% pure) are naturally rich in potassium and sorbitol, a digestive stimulant that draws water into the large intestine and berries stuff a lot of filling fiber into a tiny package: Just one cup of raspberries has six grams. This helps promote bowel regularity.

  1. Be organized! Make a shopping list of what you like from the above and hit the shops. Think about what you are going to need over the next 3 or 4 days so you are prepared for breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Spend one hour a week batch cooking – maybe spend Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon preparing for the week ahead. Make up some soups, a big pot of curry or a tasty tagine so you make something nutritious and delicious to eat mid-week. Make in bulk and freeze in portion sizes.

  1. Get a goal buddy: Reachable goals are shared. We are far more likely to stick to our plan and reach our goals if we know our friends and family support us. Being part of a team increases our determination, our stamina, and our courage. Whether that is a gym you join, a weight loss group or even an art class! Find a support network and share your dreams. High achievers count on and work with other winners!
  1. Exercise more – the more you move, the more you burn. Simple. More in than out = stout. More out than in = slim. Try and not make this a chore also. If you hate the gym, then don’t go. Get out with a chum and got for a big walk and a natter. Take the stairs, not the lift and try getting a pedometer app on your phone, which counts the number of footsteps you take in a day. Set yourself a target and aim to beat it each day.
  1. Drink more water! Sometimes we think we are hungry, when actually we are thirsty. Our body just starts turning on all the alarms when we ignore it. Staying hydrated can serve as an appetite suppressant and help with weight loss. Proper hydration contributes to increased athletic performance. Water composes 75% of our muscle tissue! Dehydration can lead to weakness, fatigue, dizziness, and electrolyte imbalance.

Try and keep a bottle of water with you at all times to remind you of the great importance of this simple task!

 

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Hitting the headlines!

A big thank you to the Belfast Telegraph www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk for today’s spread about our little company which is growing far beyond our wildest dreams!!! <3

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It’s Saturday! Let’s eat, drink and be merry! (sensibly please and without gaining extra lbs!)

Summer is upon us (could someone please tell the weather) and as the layers of clothes become less and less, the horror of what winter has done to our lovely tummies becomes more and more (because it blatantly was the seasons fault and not all those Christmas puddings, roast dinners, wine and cheese we indulged ourselves in).

Suddenly that fad diet you scoffed at yesterday is beginning to look pretty good and you find yourself impulse buying a gym membership (or a sit up machine that was used once) that you realistically won’t ever have either time or energy to use. But, all is not lost ladies. There is a way of toning up those chilled out tummy muscles that does not involve abstaining from your favourite foods, getting sweaty in a room full of strangers or paying a plastic surgeon ridiculous amounts of money.

Did you know that you can actually train your waist to be the shape you want it? Waist training was started in the Victorian era and is a practice that has carried through to this day.

Reducing those dreaded love handles and making the area between the hips and the ribcage smaller by a combination of healthier eating, more movement and wearing a waist-cinching corset like those found in our Everyday Cinch range is actually very easy and boils down to three simple steps.

Abdominal exercises are obviously going to help produce a more defined waist but it is important to lessen the residual body fat. If you had time to shop for fresh fruit and veg every day, count the calories on everything and had the will power to opt for salad over pizza then you would already be doing that, and whilst taking care of your body and paying attention to what you put in it is always going to be important, for many of us denying ourselves our favourite foods is just setting us up for a binge later.

Here’s a little bit of Saturday advice to get you through the day of temptations.

  1. Get a takeaway if you must– but order smart. Have your pizza, but have two slices instead of six – order a side salad. Chow Mein is good, as is Chop Suey – and always opt for boiled rice – stick to the lighter dishes, not the sweet or sticky options. Same with delicious Indian dishes -Tandoori items are made in a traditional clay oven called a tandoor. Because of the method of cooking, the dishes tend to be lean. Look for tandoori chicken or prawn for a lower-calorie option. And a side salad adds a new texture and makes you feel incredibly will-powerish. Check out this great resource for further options and ideas: http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk/diet/eating_out/chinese_food.htm
  2. Shop smart – it’s Saturday, the majority of us haul ourselves to the supermarket for the weekly shop– my best advice – don’t go hungry – you will buy everything known to man-kind and scoff half of it in the car (is that just me?) Eat before you leave, plan your meals for the days ahead and stay away from impulse buys.
  3. Don’t deny yourself treats (the minute you do, all you will be able to think about is chocolate & crisps)– but go easy! Everything in moderation – buy the small packets of crisps instead of the big ones (my husband brought home a huge packet of Sensations last night, after a swift telling off, I ate approximatly 2/3 of the bag – all his fault of course). Quavers and Wotsits are a good option, as they are baked and therefore lower in calories. Also, if you need a chocolate fix throughout the day, buy the small packet of children’s chocolate nibbles (Poundland is doing great snack-size Cadbury’s chocolate fingers at the moment http://www.poundland.co.uk/food-and-drink/cakes-biscuits-and-hot-drinks/biscuits/cadbury-mini-fingers-5-pack ).
  4. Snacking: Try and get in the habit of eating fruit throughout the day, keep a healthy bag of nuts at your desk (not the delicious Dry Roasted KP nuts you understand – pop into Holland and Barret and see whats on offer http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/search?query=nuts&isSearch=true#totalNumRecs=264 NOT if you have a nut allergy, obviously)
  5. Keep hydrated! A lot of the time when you feel hungry you are actually thirsty (no really). Your body has learnt that it gets liquid from food and so tells you you are hungry when it is not the energy it needs, it’s the water and believe it or not the mid-morning sugar dip that has you feeling lethargic and reaching for the biscuits can be averted by a nice tall, cold, glass of the stuff. (Cue two litre bottle you have to-hand) (Tesco do the giant 2 litre bottles for £2.10 for 6 bottles, why not keep a bottle at your desk or with you throughout the day and make it your goal to drink the whole lot http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=260487031 – reward yourself with a HEALTHY treat if you manage it).
  6. A little bit goes a long way…You know the drill, take the stairs instead of the lift, walk/cycle instead of drive where you can, always take the movement option over the sitting/standing still option to burn off those calories and leave you feeling fitter. No one is going to do the exersise for you.
  7. Drink Sensibly – well that goes without saying. Wine is often consumed on a Saturday night alongside a meal, but did you know that a large glass of wine (250ml) with 13% ABV can add 228 calories to that meal? This is similar to a Cornetto ice cream or two fish fingers. A standard glass of red or white wine (175ml) with 13% ABV could also contain up to 160 calories which is similar to a slice of Madeira cake! So no point in staying off the treats all week if you are going to drink them down in one swift half hour! If you do fancy a tipple, vodka and slimline tonic is great for cutting out oodles of calories, with a single measure equlaing just 58 kcals (source: http://www.nutracheck.co.uk/calories/calories_in_alcohol/calories_in_vodka__slimline_tonic.html#.VXK5uFyKzdk)

By combining all of the above with your Cinch waist training corset, you will be controlling what goes into your body, increasing your output and all the time controlling your curves to give you extra confidence and extra motivation.

Eat less, do more and wear a waist Cinch Corset – it is that simple. Order yours today: www.cinchcorsets.co.uk