Many still believe in the myth of localized fat removal, to such degree that we currently see a large number of people at the gym who use belly bands to “burn fat” in that area of the body.
But nothing could be further from reality. What actually happens with this type of accessory is that you eliminate stored liquids that will ultimately be recovered when rehydrated. The retained fluids should be expelled through the intake of diuretic foods, or through sessions in the sauna in order to clean the pores and eliminate toxins.
The girdles are rarely recommended, because they can cause several problems, including: scrapes, weakening of the muscles in the lower back and lumbar spine, causing you to have poor form when you exercise. Just think about how people who are given collars after an accident are told to wear them only for 24-48 hours in order to avoid weakening their muscles.
Many people may claim that they have seen the effects of using them, but they would have seen the same effects if they had not used them, because the changes they have seen are probably due to a diet change and consistent work out plan.
In conclusion, the use of girdles or waist trimmers for weight loss are no more than a damaging myth has spread too far. They are harmful to those who use them, which is why it’s best to stop wearing them and instead focus on keeping a consistent and effective workout routine and a balanced diet.