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The CORSET DIET: Yes or No? Is Waist Training a Good Idea?

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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http://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/corset-diet

#Corset Diet, yes or no?

Also called “waist training” has hit mainstream and the Hollywood crowd over the last few years. For centuries women were FORCED to “widdle their middle” into these tight, restrictive and unbearable contraptions. Now, celebs like the Kardashians and Jessica Alba swear by these “devices”. Jessica Alba stated she wore hers day and night for 3 months after giving birth and credits wearing this contraption for her weight loss.

Do you lose weight with a corset? Well, science says NO WAY. I have worn one of these, and actually have it in my closet. It is great to help you nip and tuck away what you are trying to hide, but can become quite disappointing when you squeeze yourself into a sausage and find your “excess” spills over the top… not a pretty look ladies!

Next, these things are painful! It hurts to have a contraption wrapped around you so tightly you can barely sit down. The more expensive ones have metal boning in them that keeps everything pretty upright, which isn’t all bad for sitting at a desk all day because it definitely improves your posture. I found I had difficulty breathing in it. The tighter you cinch the corset the more you constrict your diaphragm, so don’t even think about working out in it… that can be dangerous because it restricts you from taking a full breath.

Oh, one theory on weight loss is because everything is slammed together in your gut you eat less and aren’t as hungry. Well, yes and no. You for sure can’t eat as much food because there is no room for it in there, but this can also cause acid refluxing because too much food may find it’s way back up into your esophagus and that simply is not pleasant. Be prepared to run to the bathroom more often, because when everything is squished together, it pushes your colon along a little more.

Finally, and this is the worst of all the things I experienced, it compresses your rib cage which can be dangerous. A slight turn in the wrong direction while contorted and compressed can result in a torn intercostal ligament (between ribs) which is excruciating and will result in weeks of missed gym days and many sleepless nights. If it gets REALLY bad, you can actually crack or break a rib, which sets you back even further. Why do I tell you this? Because I suffered torn intercostal 3 times and 2 cracked ribs in the several months I wore this contraption. Bottom line, though it looks like the next best thing since buttered bread, please think twice. Abs are not made in a waist trainer, they are made at the dinner table and at the end of your fork. Hard work, consistent exercise, plenty of sleep and rest and consistency and dedication is why creates that beautiful waist ladies!


FITNESS BLOG #10: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING! – NPC Competition Results

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING? In Blog #10 of my Fitness Journey, and road to NPC Physique Competition, I continue to update you through my health and wellness video series. By attempting to inspire and motivate YOU to wellness, I have overcome autoimmune illness and toxic mold poisoning that had left me debilitated much of 2014. I want you to see where you can take your body when you instill faith in yourself and your body’s natural ability to “heal itself”… without the use of pharmaceutical drugs or treatments.

Today is the DAY AFTER the NPC Competition in Culver City, California. I am back at home and excited to share the results of the award ceremony from last night. I am proud to report I PLACED 3rd in my Masters 40+ Division! This is an incredible achievement for my first competition!

Recall back to when I started my journey on the bikini team on March 17th, I had only 2 months of preparation! I did not set out to compete to win a trophy or even place in the Top 5… I had other objectives in mind when I began. My main objective was to get healthy. I wanted to restore my vitality and energy levels, and what I knew my body was capable of. I wanted to heal myself “fit”.

LADIES, YOU can do this too! If I could take a very sick body and turn it around “health-wise”, YOU can too! Have faith, have patience, and have love for yourself and you will get through your journey successfully!

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach your body to heal itself. Are YOU sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you struggling with ways to get your body to reverse the disease process and restore your vitality and energy?

Follow along and begin your own personal healing journey…From SICK to STUNNING! Subscribe to my videos for updates, education, recipes, and more! Be sure to follow on Twitter @healbeautiful. Connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealBeautiful. Join me on Google+ at https://www.google.com/+DrLoriArnold. Look for me on Pinterest at Dr. Lori Arnold. Let’s get connected!


FITNESS BLOG #9: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING? In Blog #9 of my Fitness Journey, and road to NPC Physique Competition, I continue to update you through my health and wellness video series. By attempting to inspire and motivate YOU to wellness, I have overcome autoimmune illness and toxic mold poisoning that had left me debilitated much of 2014. I want you to see where you can take your body when you instill faith in yourself and your body’s natural ability to “heal itself”… without the use of pharmaceutical drugs or treatments.

TODAY is the NPC Competition in Culver City. I will update you on my first round of the competition from this afternoon, the judging phase. I am now back at my hotel to rest between competition and here to give you a quick update on my thoughts and emotions at this moment. In addition, you will learn if I achieved first callouts on stage, and my thoughts for this evenings award ceremony and public show.

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach your body to heal itself. Are YOU sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you struggling with ways to get your body to reverse the disease process and restore your vitality and energy?

Follow along and begin your own personal healing journey… From SICK to STUNNING! Subscribe to my videos for updates, education, recipes, and more! Be sure to follow on Twitter @healbeautiful. Connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealBeautiful. Join me on Google+ at https://www.google.com/+DrLoriArnold. Look for me on Pinterest at Dr. Lori Arnold. Let’s get connected!


FITNESS BLOG #8: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING? In Blog #8 of my Fitness Journey, and road to NPC Physique Competition, I continue to update you through my health and wellness video series. By attempting to inspire and motivate YOU to wellness, I have overcome autoimmune illness and toxic mold poisoning that had left me debilitated much of 2014. I want you to see where you can take your body when you instill faith in yourself and your body’s natural ability to “heal itself”… without the use of pharmaceutical drugs or treatments.

We are now only 5 DAYS away from NPC competition in L.A. I take some time to explain what I was not prepared for coming in to this completion and training for the competition. Fatigue re-surfaced as I am prone to adrenal fatigue and also hormonal issues from menopause. I emphasize the importance of adequate 7-9 hours of sleep. Further dietary restriction was another struggle that created more stress. Finally, assure your coach offers more 1:1 training and is there with you to assure you can get your gains and be the best you can be, and help prevent injury during the process.

Take an intimate look into the emotional struggle to drive yourself to this elite level of physical fitness. If considering this type of NPC competition, learn about the other activities you will need to engage in as part of this process and journey.

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach your body to heal itself. Are YOU sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you struggling with ways to get your body to reverse the disease process and restore your vitality and energy?

Follow along and begin your own personal healing journey… From SICK to STUNNING! Subscribe to my videos for updates, education, recipes, and more! Be sure to follow on Twitter @healbeautiful. Connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealBeautiful. Join me on Google+ at https://www.google.com/+DrLoriArnold. Look for me on Pinterest at Dr. Lori Arnold. Let’s get connected!


FITNESS BLOG #7: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING? In Blog #7 of my Fitness Journey, and road to NPC Physique Competition, I continue to update you through my health and wellness video series. By attempting to inspire and motivate YOU to wellness, I have overcome autoimmune illness and toxic mold poisoning that had left me debilitated much of 2014. I want you to see where you can take your body when you instill faith in yourself and your body’s natural ability to “heal itself”… without the use of pharmaceutical drugs or treatments.

We are now only 5 WEEKS away from NPC in LA! Positive results are starting to show physically, and energy levels are much higher!   Belonging to a very regimented program and increased enthusiasm is obvious at this point and I show my excitement with my progress!

You will also get a glimpse into my most recent visit with my Endocrinologist and the labs and results I received. Learn about changes in thyroid and menopausal hormones (testosterone, estrogen and progesterone) as a result of the healing process.

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach your body to heal itself. Are YOU sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you struggling with ways to get your body to reverse the disease process and restore your vitality and energy?

Follow along and begin your own personal healing journey… From SICK to STUNNING! Subscribe to my videos for updates, education, recipes, and more! Be sure to follow on Twitter @healbeautiful. Connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealBeautiful. Join me on Google+ at https://www.google.com/+DrLoriArnold. Look for me on Pinterest at Dr. Lori Arnold. Let’s get connected!