Kim Kardashian uses a similar secret as movie star Megan Fox for maintaining a tiny waist. The reality star just revealed that she uses a corset for “waist training.” She posted an Instagram image of her working out with a corset cinched on. Is that her real secret to the insanely small waistline she’s been showing off in so many selfies?
On Thursday, Kim posted the image seen below with the hashtags “#hourglass #waisttraining #nophotoshopnecessary.” It wasn’t long ago she was letting followers know on Twitter that she wasn’t happy enough with her body after giving birth a year ago.
Kardashian is promoting a $139 corset by a company that markets the undergarment as having the “potential waist reduction” of seven inches for most people who give it a chance. Other “post-partum devices are on the market,” the report says.
Is Kim Kardashian’s trick to getting a slimmer waist all about wearing a tight corset? Today interviewed Stephen Ball, an associate professor in the department of nutrition and exercise physiology at the University of Missouri. He says a corset, also referred to as a “girdle,” will not actually “reshape” your waistline.
“It’s going to make you look slimmer when you have it on, but I don’t know any physiology that would explain that you’re going to lose body fat by wearing this device,” Ball says.
The associate professor then says the one thing no woman wants to hear:
“People want a quick fix. They don’t want to put in the effort that it actually takes and so I’m sure lots of women will see these pictures and go out and spend their money on these types of devices when they should be focusing on exercise and healthy eating.”
Genetics of body types also play a crucial role in the shape of the waist. Kim is famously already an hourglass shape.
“A lot of women want to be long, lean and slender and no matter what they do, they’re never going to look like the picture on the cover of Vogue.”
In 2010, Megan Fox’s role in Jonah Hex surged her to the top of the entertainment headlines for donning an uber tight-fitting corset. She later told the media that when she wants to slim down for a movie role, she wears a corset to take her small 22-inch waistline down to an 18-inch one. The report on Bustiertops51 also states that other small waistlines in Hollywood belong to Kelly Ripa for having a size 24 waist and Lauren Conrad, who has a 26-inch waistline. Scarlett Johansson reportedly has a size 27-inch waist as well.
Do you believe a corset it responsible for the tiny waist Kim Kardashian has nowadays? She’s working out hard, but is a corset her real secret?
[Image via Huffington Post]