When Your Waist Trainer No Longer Fits
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When Your Waist Trainer No Longer Fits

When you are waist training, you might notice that your waist trainer is starting to get a little bit loose. This is because you are beginning to lose weight. Some people will likely go through a few waist trainers as they complete their waist training journey. Other people will stick with one waist trainer size over time as they try to tone their muscles and are not overweight. Let's take a look at what you can do if you find that your waist trainer is starting to fold or you feel like you need to transition to a smaller waist trainer size.

What to expect when you are losing weight

When they purchase new clothes, dieters tend to lay out their purchases to anticipate their newfound weight loss. For example, let's say that a person plans on losing one to two pounds per week. They typically plan on budgeting for new clothes every five to ten weeks. For clothing size, they anticipate one size drop for every two pounds that they lose. That is an "average" estimate. The actual clothing size decrease will depend upon the individual.

A similar principle applies when you lose weight and cycle through waist trainers. However, there won't be a steadfast rule for when you need to purchase a new waist trainer. For example, let's say you are currently using a large-sized short torso waist trainer. If you drop to 140 lbs and your waist size contracts to 30 inches, it is time to purchase a medium-sized, short torso waist trainer. The size chart can help you plan for any weight loss and reduction in waist size that occurs over the length of your waist training journey.

If you have dieted in the past, you've probably planned out new clothes sizes before. Consult the waist trainer size chart as you lose weight, and you'll always know the extent to which you need to plan.

Take measurements the right way when you purchase your first waist trainer

If you purchase a waist trainer for the first time, precise measurements will ensure the proper fit throughout your waist training journey. When taking measurements, you should use a cloth or vinyl tape to precisely match your body's curves. You'll need to measure your torso from your bust to just below your bikini line. In addition, you will need to measure your waist at its thinnest part. The most common mistake people make when taking measurements is measuring themselves later in the day. If you measure yourself when you get home from work, you have consumed food and water throughout the day. Measuring yourself first thing in the morning will ensure that your waist trainer matches your body shape perfectly.

When you feel like your waist trainer is starting to fold

To a certain extent, you can control the size and fit of your existing waist trainer. For example, many of our waist trainers have different rows of hook and eye enclosures so that you can adjust the size. When the waist trainer is starting to feel a little bit too loose, go ahead and use the next row so that you can customize the fit a little bit better.

When adjusting the fitting mechanisms no longer is a viable way to adjust the size, that is a good sign because you are hitting your waist training goals. You are now ready for a smaller-sized waist trainer.

How to plan for when you need a new waist trainer

Keeping track of your fitness goals will help you decide when you'll need a new waist trainer. If you are counting your calories, you will get a sense that you'll need to burn around 3,500 calories to lose a pound. If you burn 500 calories a day exercising and are cutting back on what you eat, you'll lose one pound in about a week. More rigorous exercise regimens will result in more weight loss per week. Generally speaking, each size bracket of weight trainer carried by SqueezMeSkinny has about fifteen pounds of "wiggle room." If you lose two pounds per week, you should generally look at measuring yourself for a new waist trainer at five to eight-week intervals.

You can also keep track of your waist size each month to determine when you might need to measure yourself for a new waist trainer. Each size bracket for our waist trainers is about three to four inches. In a study by the BBC, they found that one inch of waistline lost was the equivalent of about four pounds of body weight. So if you track your waist size, you might find that the five to eight-week interval of measuring your waist will help you get a new waist trainer at just the right time, allowing you to use your existing waist trainer to the fullest extent possible.

How to maximize your waist trainer's fit

Taking care of yourself and your waist trainer will help you get the maximum benefit of your waist trainer. So let's start with taking care of your waist trainer. First, you should never use a washing or drying machine to clean your waist trainer. If you use a washing and drying machine, your waist trainer will shrink and lose flexibility. It will get tight, not fit right, and be unable to adjust to your body's curves throughout the day. Instead, always handwash and air dry your waist trainer. SqueezMeSkinny has a cleaning solution that you can use. Made with all-natural ingredients, it will clean and disinfect your waist trainer. You should also find a consistent way to store your waist trainer. Many people will place their waist trainer and shapewear flat in a delicates drawer or hang them in a dedicated area of their closet so that it does not become flattened.

The next important step to maximizing your waist trainer is to take care of yourself. If you eat smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day, you will feel full. Your body will also maintain a more uniform shape throughout the day, allowing your waist trainer to work better. Lastly, staying hydrated will also let your body achieve a more consistent form throughout the day. When you exercise or sweat throughout the day, you lose water weight. Staying hydrated helps your waist trainer adjust and fit a more frequent body profile throughout the day.

You also have to train your body to work with your waist trainer. To get the maximum results throughout the day, you need to wear your waist trainer for at least 8 to 10 hours. However, some people push that envelope and will wear their waist trainers for as long as twelve hours. If you start wearing your waist trainer for ten hours right off the gate, you will find it uncomfortable. Train yourself to wear your waist trainer. If you wear it for two hours the first day, four hours the next, and add two hours to the time you wear it each day during the first week, you will train yourself to wear your waist trainer in just five days. Some people will take a longer or shorter time to get comfortable with their waist trainer.

It's also a good idea to buy waist trainers that are appropriate for the occasion and have some to make it throughout the week. For example, you can buy the aggressive waist trainer for use every day, the hybrid waist trainer for your workout sessions, and some shapewear for when you are at home. Having two to three sets of waist trainers to get through your week will ensure that you always have a fresh one on hand in case you can't clean them. In addition, multiple waist trainers will let you feel even more comfortable with your waist trainer.

Everyone's waist trainer will outgrow them at some point

Now that you know how to deal with a waist trainer that no longer fits, you can progress further into your waist training journey. In addition, when you have outgrown your waist trainer, it is a sign that you are sticking with your weight loss plans and having a high degree of success.

SqueezMeSkinny is here to ensure that you always have a waist trainer that is a good fit for your current waist training efforts. When you need to transition to a new waist trainer, we will have it shipped to you within one to two business days.