You’ve probably heard how waist training can give you a tinier mid-section; and although it seems like an effective way to achieve a smaller dress size, is it really safe to use?

Three women tried it for a week, and shared their first impressions.
Dr. Carol Apovian, director of nutrition and weight management from Boston University Medical Center guided the participants, so they can all stay safe during the whole experiment. She says there are cautionary measures you need to remember before trying it since you’re basically encasing your abdomen in a vice. “If it’s too tight, it could put pressure on your liver and spleen, on your stomach and intestines.”

She also adds that you should be wary about wearing your waist trainers especially when you’ve eaten since it could cause belching, reflux, and can cause damage to your esophagus when acid is pushed up.

If you're still up for aiming for an hourglass figure a la Kardashian, watch the video below to find out if it's really worth a try:

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