Ladies, if you want an hourglass figure, you have to work for it! Not only by sticking with our diet and great workout plan, but with another kind of training- waist training.
Its a great idea to invest in a garment that will help contour your mid-section to give you that hourglass shape. Another natural way to cinch your waist includes doing herbal body wrap two to three a week, for 8 hours at a time a week. Wrap your midsection with plastic wrap coated with petroleum jelly or coconut oil. This treatment will moisturize your skin and train your waist to the ideal form you’re looking for! Now ladies don’t get confused when focusing on your waist area. Some might misinterpret that tight-lacing or waist training are similar method to help contour your waist. Some corset companies use the terms interchangeably, which can be confusing or possibly even dangerous because saying that a corset is designed for “waist training”, a client may come along with an entirely different idea of what “waist training” really is, and may end up using the corset in a way that it was not designed for. So when a corset company claims it to be appropriate for waist training, be very careful about how they define that term before you invest.
Some people say that tight lacing is anything beyond a 4 inch reduction. This may be challenging if you have a natural 24 waist, but easy if you have a 40 waist. Others say that tight-lacing is anything more than 20% reduction, which would obviously be different if you are starting from a different size. This would be the equivalent of a person with a 24 waist lacing down to about 19, while the person with the 40 natural waist being able to lace down to 32. Still others say that tight lacing is arbitrary and dependent on the individual’s personal squishiness, tolerance to restriction, etc. Therefore two people with the same starting waist may each cinch down to a different point, they may have a different apparent hip spring, etc. but as long as they are laced to the point where it is a ‘challenging’ (but not painful) reduction, each may be considered a tight lacier in their own right.
Just like weight training, voice training or marathon training, waist training is something that you work at over time. It involves a certain intention, end goal, consistent work and dedication. Can you still be called a waist trainer?
If you are just starting out with waist training and you cannot tolerate high reductions, then you can still call it waist training if you want. Some people wear their corsets all day, every day at a 2-3 inch reduction, which to most lacier’s would likely not be classified as “tight-lacing”. If you’re petite with a natural 22 waist and you can’t lace down that much – or even if you’re larger but you just can’t tolerate a lot of pressure – but you are dedicated and try to wear your corset on a near-daily basis, don’t let anybody tell you “that’s not waist training”.
If you can tight lace, and you do so every day (even if you only do it because you enjoy it and don’t have particular goals), some might consider this to be waist training as well. You can be a tight-lacer without waist training, and you can waist train without being a tight-lacer (to a point). But many people are both at the same time, if they can achieve high reductions for long durations on a daily basis.
YES! SODA IS BAD FOR YOU! You’ve heard that soda makes you gain weight, and it’s an inescapable fact that the acid in soda slowly dissolves the enamel on your teeth, making them a gateway to decay. Here’s another negative health claim we just read about — that the carbonation in soda causes calcium loss in the bones. How? One theory is that the acid in soda causes stomach irritation, so the body steals its own natural antacid, calcium, which of course is concentrated in your bones. SO STOP DRINKING SODA IF YOU WANT TO LEAD A HEALTHY LIFE, AND NOT GET OSTEOPOROSIS AND PAY EXORBITANT MEDICAL BILLS!
Here are 10 things Coke can be used for, posted by the Why Don’t You Try This? website…do you really want soda in your stomach??
1) Removes grease stains from clothing and fabric
2) Removes rust, also loosens rusty bolts
3) Removes blood stains from clothing and fabric
4) Cleans oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off
5) Kills slugs and snails
6) Cleans burnt pans; let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.
7) Descales a kettle (same method as with burnt pans)
8) Cleans car battery terminals; pour a small amount of Coke over each one
9) Cleans your engine
10) Makes pennies shine; soaking old pennies in Coke will remove the tarnish
Read another 10 things that Coke can be used for here — none of them are healthy! Try another healthy treat, like this Curvy Chocolately Smoothie! Stay healthy and curvy with our Curvy Diet program!
Eating healthy doesn’t have to break the bank. You just need to enter the grocery store armed with a savvy shopping list. It’s cheaper to splurge on something you think is a luxury at the supermarket than to go out to a restaurant! We talked with nutritionists to unveil a list of common grocery items that tout big health benefits at a small price. Read on and learn what you should pile into your cart next time you are tempted to bring home the bacon.
If You Want Fiber, Buy…
Dried black beans ($1.49 for 16-ounce bag)
Nutritional bang for your buck: 15g fiber for 12 cents (1/4 cup, dry). Fill up on fiber and fend off hunger for hours with black beans. Pick dried beans instead of canned to save money and avoid excess sodium.
Bonus: Each serving of black beans packs 9 g of protein.
If You Want Protein, Buy…
Eggs ($1.99 per dozen)
Nutritional bang for your buck: 6 g protein for 17 cents (one egg)
Strengthen your muscles with America’s incredible edible favorite. “Egg white is pure protein,” Gerbstadt says. “Nearly 100 percent of the egg’s protein is useable by your body.”
Bonus: Eggs contain 14% less cholesterol and 64% more vitamin D than they did in 2002, according to new research from the USDA.
If You Want Calcium, Buy…
Kale ($2.29 per bag)
Nutritional bang for your buck: Kale has 150 mg of calcium per 100 grams, while milk has 125 mg — and it has more vitamin C than an orange! Who knew?! And it’s a great source of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), the omega-3 fatty acid that’s essential for brain health — each cup has 121 mg of ALA!
Bonus: Coat a pan with olive oil, cover it with chunks of kale, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt, and put in the over for 6-8 minutes at 350 degrees for kale chips! Delicious!
If You Want a Snack, Buy…
Popcorn kernels ($1.99 for 32-ounce bag)
Nutritional bang for your buck: 5 g fiber for 7 cents (1/4 cup, dry)
Toss kernels in an air popper and add a tiny bit of olive oil for the ultimate high-fiber snack. “When you make popcorn yourself, you can keep it healthy,” says Jason Machowsky, RD, CSCS, a personal trainer at Equinox in New York City.
Bonus: You’ll avoid the preservatives and artificial flavors found in microwave popcorn.
Yoga is the ancient art of practicing postures and breathing exercises designed to promote total wellness — and yes, it helps you get that fab booty, toned thighs, and sexy slim mid section! That’s why so many women love putting on those yoga pants — they really show off those amazing curves! You can find some great videos on YouTube for intermediate or intense levels. Here is a sample of some easier poses that everyone can do, appropriately titled, “Easy Yoga For Bigger Buttocks.”
With current trends leaning toward the desirability of “voluptuous booty,” it’s important to look at what that phrase really means. Unlike the increasing trend toward butt implants, which brings with it possible medical complications and risks, achieving a voluptuous booty is really about increasing the fat tissue in that area while keeping it tone. Although surgical procedures may mimic the desired voluptuous booty, they can’t offer the health benefits of improved endurance, flexibility or improved muscle tone that yoga provides.
Check out our Curvy Diet products to help naturally plump up that backside!
The Curvy Diet is more than our curve-boosting products, it’s a fitness lifestyle! It doesn’t take long to build muscle in your backside and get an hourglass figure!
1) SQUAT! Start with 15, add five a day. Use the heaviest weight you can. After three days, rest one day. Envision a firm, lifted, big and beautiful booty!
2) 15-MINUTE SHELF BOOTY TREADMILL WORKOUT! Start at 0% incline at 2.5MPH. Increase to 15% incline for one minute, then back down to 0% for next minute, then back to 15% for the next, and so on… If you don’t have access to a treadmill, that’s no excuse, find some stairs!
Then lift and smooth with our Perfect Curves Body Firming Butter! Keep it big and perky, ladies!
It’s true — you can have too much of a good thing! We ask you to eat more healthy fats, like nuts and olive oil, but TOO MUCH of these foods can cause you to get off-track with your health and fitness goals, especially if you’re trying to slim down in the mid-section. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you dine:
1) We’ve all heard that portions should be no bigger than the size of your stomach, which is about the size of your fist. But did you know that 3 ounces of lean meat is equivalent to a deck of cards? The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has a useful serving-size cheat sheet that you can print and carry with you if you’re trying to get a better handle on the amount of food you eat.
2) If you tend to overeat, it is VERY important that you stick to eating three meals a day. Make sure your meals are packed with protein to fill you up. If you tend to overeat, snacking throughout the day equals disaster.
3) There are some great iPhone/Android apps that are very useful in helping maintain your weight, or lose or gain weight. You enter in your food items and water intake for each meal/day, and it tells you how many calories you have left for the day, and even whether or not you’re eating too many bad fats. A good one we found is called My Net Diary.
Remember that eating raw fruits and veggies is best, you get the most nutrients. When you do prepare your food, don’t use vegetable oil, butter or batter — instead try baking, broiling or grilling your food. And of course, stick with your fitness routine, check our blog for workout tips. And don’t forget your Perfect Curves Herbal Supplements and Body Firming Butter, they will help boost those curves, girl!