4 Reasons to NOT Throw Your Waist Trainer in the Trash (REBUTTAL)

The “4 Reasons to Throw Your Waist Trainer Away” article by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery recently caught our eye.

It mostly stood out to us because it encouraged women, some of which have been deeply ingrained in waist training for years, to overlook their results and simply turf their waist trainer in the trash in the name of their well-being. While it’s always a good idea to have an informed approach, it’s easy to see why we’d take umbrage at such a suggestion. Throwing your beautifully designed and highly effective waist trainer in the trash seems counterproductive for all intents and purposes.  

As they say, the proof is in the pudding, in this case the hourglass shape - and ironically, you won’t look anything like a pudding after a few months of dedicated waist training. But that can’t really be our rebuttal, can it? Certainly not.

The Luxx Curves Rebuttal - 4 Reasons to Hang Onto Your Waist Trainer

Let’s take a look at what the ABCS article said and why we disagree. We’ve come up with four reasons of our own, but our reasons are a bit different. These reasons are why you should keep your waist trainer and keep using it too.

Waist Trainers Are Not, And Don’t Claim to be “Shortcuts”

The first line of the waist-training hater article mentions that people desire “shortcuts to a fit body”, which is particularly interesting. It alludes to waist training being the desired shortcut when it’s anything but a shortcut.  

Having a waist trainer and even doing regular exercise with strength training isn’t going to transform your body shape and core muscles short-term, and no changes will happen overnight - we all know that. Leaders in the industry such as Luxx Curves consistently advise waist training in conjunction with moderate exercise an or any physical activity and a healthy diet for the best results - where is the shortcut in that? Results are seen after several weeks - no false promises there. Tatiana of Luxx Curves offers some great tips and advice for those who want to use their waist trainer for their waistline as part of their slimming down routine in her video 30 Day Waist Training Challenge: Q & A and Top Weight Loss Tips.

Waist Trainers Are Not “Tight-Fitting Corsets”

Next up, there’s mention of waist trainers being tight-fitting corsets. Ahem! Waist trainers and corsets are two different things. Some people who don’t understand the art of waist training think that the terms (and products) can be used interchangeably, when in fact, they cannot.  

Waist trainers are designed for steady, gentle, and long-term results, whereas corsets are designed mainly for immediate results, which can mean extreme tightness with steel boning. This is the very reason why waist trainers feature a different design and have an entirely different objective. Using a corset can be damaging and should not be considered “the same as” using a waist trainer. Two different things, people - two different things!

For those who still don’t know the difference between corsets and waist trainers, check out this video The Difference Between Waist Trainers, Corsets, and Spanx - it may clear a few things up.

Waist Training Does Not Damage Your Vital Organs

The article also mentions waist trainers being tightened so excessively that they can compress the organs, such as lung capacity, and push them into unnatural positions that don’t help better posture and can lead to back pain and problems with the digestive system. This could be one of the side effects with any piece of clothing worn over an amount of time for a smaller waist that’s ill-fitting.

When wearing a Luxx Curves waist trainer, a great deal of emphasis is placed on wearing a trainer that suits your size and never over-tighten it. There is a limit to just how much the correct size waist trainer can compress you. If you’re damaging your organs, you’re wearing the wrong size, and you’re doing it all wrong - that’s not the waist trainer’s fault. Any slimming equipment misused can be damaging.

For those who are unsure of how sizing for waist trainers works, we recommend watching the How to Measure Yourself for a Luxx Curves Waist Trainer video. You might even notice the big bold lettering saying “WATCH BEFORE YOU BUY” - just an indication of how seriously we take the correct sizing of a waist trainer to protect your health.

Waist Trainers Do Work

And then there’s the clincher… “waist training simply doesn’t work.” Remember when we said the proof is in the pudding? Well, that couldn’t be more true than when it comes to waist training results. All you have to do is look at some of the long-term waist trainers to see the results for yourself.

The results don’t lie, and to suggest that they do is taking a giant leap. Some celebrities have documented their waist training journey for you to witness and learn from, including the following - and you can check out their before and after pictures here. Once you’ve checked them out, you decide if waist training works or not.

  • Black Chyna
  • Khloe Kardashian
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Kourtney Kardashian
  • Kylie Jenner
  • Kim Zolciak
  • Amber Rose
  • Nicole Polizzi (Snookie)
  • Jenni Farley (JWOWW)
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Jenelle Evans

Each of these celebrities shows greatly improved hourglass figures from one year to the next. If it’s not the waist training, which they claim is what they did, what was it? The question begs to be answered; does waist training work? Oh, wait! We have the answer! Yes, it most certainly does!


When it comes to reading articles and seeing posts on social media that go against waist training, the stark reality is that it does work, it doesn’t have to hurt you if you do it right, and it’s not a shortcut to a slimmer you - it’s just a far more effective route to a slimmer you. If you’re on the verge of throwing your waist trainer out - think again. It’s been good to you - keep calm and carry on waist training!


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