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JellyBean32882
09-07-2010, 08:56 PM
Ok, do body shapers work to slim you? like I know it does it temporarily but does it actually help to shed fat as well?

I hope I made the right decision to buy a body shaper all in one from Dr. Rey. I could use something to suck in all my flab, lol


L144S
09-07-2010, 09:17 PM
NO a body shaper does not help you shed fat or slim you by helping you lose weight. it is an undergarment that makes you look smooth under clothing, you know, no panty lines bra buldge etc. that is what they mean by "slimming"

Be careful it is not too tight. not a good look and it can be very uncomfortable to wear and cause buldges in other places!

If you don't like it send it back....

GreenTeaYum
09-20-2010, 01:59 PM
I LOVE them. I wear it, or a knock-off brand, almost every day. I don't believe it in itself actually helps shed fat. But for me, it sucks everything in and I am certainly more aware of my posture and my muscles in general.


GeeDee
09-22-2010, 01:29 AM
What is this body shaper??? Please give me link! Thanks :)

samantha65
10-05-2010, 01:58 PM
i wanna know too ... send me 1 2 :)

Krazy
10-05-2010, 05:00 PM
I was wondering about this too, if body shapers or girdles could actually make you burn more calories while wearing them, which would help you lose more fat.

Well anyways, I was wearing a pretty tight girdle the other day while running and I notice my heart rate was around 230 bpm. Usually when I run without the girdle it's about 180-190 bpm. So, wouldn't this mean I'm burning more calories with the girdle on because it's making it harder for me to breath, which would cause my heart rate to go up, which would cause me to lose more weight?

Anyways, I guess a body shaper could cause you to burn more fat if you wear it while exercising.

birdtostone
10-07-2010, 04:10 PM
I was wondering about this too, if body shapers or girdles could actually make you burn more calories while wearing them, which would help you lose more fat.

Well anyways, I was wearing a pretty tight girdle the other day while running and I notice my heart rate was around 230 bpm. Usually when I run without the girdle it's about 180-190 bpm. So, wouldn't this mean I'm burning more calories with the girdle on because it's making it harder for me to breath, which would cause my heart rate to go up, which would cause me to lose more weight?

Anyways, I guess a body shaper could cause you to burn more fat if you wear it while exercising.

Or it could just be compressing your organs and making them work harder than they should have to. That sounds dangerous, imo.

L144S
10-07-2010, 04:18 PM
a body shaper is like spanx, there are tons of other brands out the, just google. They are just ment to smooth your shape under cloths, NOT a weight loss tool and not ment to be worn to squeeze the begebers out of your insides while exercising and making your heart explode! just because your HR is up does not mean you are burning more calories, you could be about to pass out!

they should be comfy to wear, not too tight where you can't breath and they can help make you look good in your cloths. that is it! period!

PLEASE! this is not a way to lose weight and not some fad or quick fix. it is not even a diet plan!

NurseSara
10-07-2010, 07:42 PM
I was wondering about this too, if body shapers or girdles could actually make you burn more calories while wearing them, which would help you lose more fat.

Well anyways, I was wearing a pretty tight girdle the other day while running and I notice my heart rate was around 230 bpm. Usually when I run without the girdle it's about 180-190 bpm. So, wouldn't this mean I'm burning more calories with the girdle on because it's making it harder for me to breath, which would cause my heart rate to go up, which would cause me to lose more weight?

Anyways, I guess a body shaper could cause you to burn more fat if you wear it while exercising.

That is an extremely high rate rate. That scared me when I read it actually. Maximum heart rate while exercising can be calculated by:
220 - your age = predicted maximum heart rate
This just my advise.

Krazy
10-07-2010, 08:31 PM
I don't plan on wearing a girdle ever again while exercising, and I'm sorry for advising wearing a girdle while exercising to anyone.

Today while running I did feel like I was going to pass out. My heart was racing and I began feeling light headed. Obviously my girdle is way too small for me, so I probably won't wear it anymore, ever.

Again, Iím really sorry for advising this to anyone, please just ignore my stupidity.

StephanieM
10-07-2010, 10:36 PM
That's how we learn, by trial and error.

I'm sure a ton of us have taken stupid or dangerous diet pills in an attempt to lose weight, many of which are now banned.

Don't beat yourself up about it, I didn't feel you were saying to do it. I felt as if you had done it, noticed the difference and didn't know what that meant. If you hadn't spoken up it may have been someone else who wanted to try it.

jar1965
10-10-2010, 08:41 AM
I love love love my body shapers! I feel so smoothe and firm when I wear them. Which is almost everyday! After losing 50#, I have a lot of lose skin! Urgh!

Body Shapers come in many many brands and prices! I think when you find the right one, you'll know it!

Krazy - it's ok! Don't beat yourself up. Like StephanieM said.....trial & error!

**TO RECAP WHAT L144S SAID......IT IS NOT A WEIGHT LOSS TOOL! If It was I'd be a skinny minny by now! haha!:rofl:

Fit4Lyfe
10-12-2010, 07:15 PM
Well I have to respectfully disagree-to a point. There are the light-weight body shapers, such as Spanx and then there are the hardcore corsets and body shapers; with boning and latex specfically made to "train" your waist to a smaller size. And I own one and it worked. I own two from a Brazilian company called "Squeem" and it's a faja (which is Spanish for "girdle") and can I just say my waist probably had went down about 2 inches for the month I wore it constantly. Even now that I don't wear it anymore (I need the next size down and I can't afford it right now!), I can tell, especially in my back area (you know, the dreaded back fat), it really trimmed the back fat down.

I would NEVER recommend wearing this to workout in or even for longer than 8 hours a day; it is compressing you. But I loved mine and as soon as I can, I am ordering a new one.

L144S
10-12-2010, 07:22 PM
Fit, Ultimately a body shaper regardless of how "hard core" will not help you lose weight.

ValRock
10-12-2010, 07:24 PM
I wear Spanx every single day. They're not so tight that they really compress anything they just smooth out the extra skin. I usually only wear the tank tops. They take care of the skin muffin top and make me look better in my clothes. I doubt they help me burn fat or squish my guts, though lol.

Fit4Lyfe
10-13-2010, 09:32 PM
Fit, Ultimately a body shaper regardless of how "hard core" will not help you lose weight.

Perhaps I didn't lose weight, but my waist size did go down...that's all I'm saying.

fitin2008
10-14-2010, 11:15 AM
Well there maybe some truth to it. It was recommended on the show the Doctors for after pregnancy and lipo to get your waist back. Here's more info http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Get-Your-Flat-Stomach-Back-After-Pregnancy---The-Belly-Wrap-Secret If it helps attach loose skin, I think this is huge for those of us with a large amount of weight to lose.

Fit4Lyfe- would you mind sharing exactly which one you used. thanx

ohmai
10-16-2010, 07:18 PM
I went looking for body shapers after reading the article you posted, fitin2008. I found something called "Shatobu"; it's a bodyshaper that has built in resistance bands that supposedly make you burn more calories during your day. If the holding it all in works too, like the article says, that's anothing bonus. Sure is expensive for undies though :D The website is shatobu.com

Mac3
12-07-2010, 12:04 PM
I really like kymaro body shaper and I also wear Flexies. I bought the kymaro bodyshaper at Bed Bath and Beyond. I buy the Flexies camis at Macy's or Elder-Beerman. I am a big girl, and they shape my body very well. Smooths out the humps and bumps. LOL!

L144S
12-07-2010, 04:05 PM
just and FYI Mac3, both walmart and target sell the flexees stuff under their house names for about 1/2 the price.

gerly1
12-07-2010, 08:09 PM
I love the kymaro and the Dr. Rey's all in one. I find that I wear my kymaro's much more often because going to the bathroom in the Dr. Rey's isn't all that easy when I am at work! ;)

Windchime
12-08-2010, 01:54 AM
I've never found a body shaper for the top part of me that didn't smash my boobs into a long, misshapen sausage roll of a uni-boob. I would love to find something that would let me keep the shape my bra gives me on top but still smooths out the back fat and keeps the tummy looking trimmer.

JellyBean32882
12-10-2010, 05:01 AM
I have to admit.. I have not bought the body shaper yet, but I have tried on a Flexees that was just the top, and it goes around the boobs so you can wear ur own bra.. Let me tell ya, it flattened my stomach wearing it, it was awesome.. I may even buy it and find the bottom part so it can be all sucked in and not rolled upward, lol

I'm tryin to do alot of crunches and stuff to flatten and burn some of the fat off on my stomach. It's not easy and takes forever. I'm not sure I'll ever get there, although haven't done the JM 30 day shred in a while, hmm..

RoseRodent
12-10-2010, 05:27 AM
Well there maybe some truth to it. It was recommended on the show the Doctors for after pregnancy and lipo to get your waist back. Here's more info http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Get-Your-Flat-Stomach-Back-After-Pregnancy---The-Belly-Wrap-Secret If it helps attach loose skin, I think this is huge for those of us with a large amount of weight to lose.



This is based on the idea that the body will heal an injury. If you've had lipo, abdominoplasty with undermining/seperation or any other natural or surgical intervention that has recentlyseparated your skin from underlying tissue then a compression garment will help the body to heal the layers together again in the correct position. If you are losing weight then it does not leave what the body perceives to be a "raw edge" that it seeks to "heal" back together again. This only works on the principle that if you aggravate two parts of the body then press them together your body will close the gap, and would work as much if you sandpapered your arm and your cheek and bandaged them together the arm would heal onto your face.

Perhaps I didn't lose weight, but my waist size did go down...that's all I'm saying.

As a result of organ transit the waist can go down with long-term wearing of a firmly laced corset, but in compensation the hips and bust measurement increase. If what you want is to change from a straight shape to an hourglass then it's effective (though usually takes months of dedication) but you will not be smaller overall. Many women lose weight while they are undertaking this process because they feel full faster with a compression garment on, but that's a whole other issue, and you can do exactly the same by tying a piece of string around your waist. In fact, about 20 years ago in the UK you could buy a special piece of weight loss string for £24.95 :o This is unlikely to happen with a more modern type of spandex compression garment because they expand to allow your stomach to fill, only a traditional corset will (potentially) reduce your appetite, but a corset takes as much dedication as a diet plan, so it's not a quick fix by any means.

deetermined2
12-22-2010, 08:41 PM
The real question is whether something that compresses can change where fat accumulates.

For instance, my ring finger is slimmest under my wedding ring.

At one point, I wondered if the elastic on my panties was slimming the area where it rubbed making my saddlebags look worse just below them. (I've bought something different, since then.) Has anyone else ever noticed anything like this?

tschaff04
12-28-2010, 06:48 PM
The only shaper I have tried is Spanx. I don't know if it's just me but I don't like the way it looks. I prefer the way I look in clothes without it as opposed to with it. When I wear it it pushes my stomach down making it look like I have a huge flap or something. Not flattering for me.

Tinky
01-06-2011, 09:04 AM
The only way I could see this helping is to help me be more aware of my posture and to be more aware of my body. When I had abdominal surgery (burst appedix, no tiny incision for me :o( ) , I had to wear a compression wrap around my abdomen until it healed. It didn't cover my entire abdomen, and I feel that it pushed my fat up from my lower abdomen where the incisions were and made my top fat roll bigger. It re-distributed my fat.

It did help me to sit up straighter, and I though about getting a more supportive (not tighter!) garment that covers more area to help encourage and support my weight loss, not to cause it. Just as a tool to help me feel better about my appearance and make me more aware of my body.

JellyBean32882
01-07-2011, 02:13 AM
I got the wear your own bra flexees slimmer tank thingy, and let me tell ya, when you wear what sucks you in, you feel bloated, LOL. I just happen to have flexees underwear too, so i put the tank on, then i put the underwear on over that so it don't roll up cause of my hip flab, ehh.. anyway it don't show muffin top or flabby stomach when I have it on so I'm happy..

RoseRodent
01-07-2011, 06:32 AM
The real question is whether something that compresses can change where fat accumulates.

For instance, my ring finger is slimmest under my wedding ring.

At one point, I wondered if the elastic on my panties was slimming the area where it rubbed making my saddlebags look worse just below them. (I've bought something different, since then.) Has anyone else ever noticed anything like this?

Yes, this is exactly how the human body (and most animal and plant bodies) will work. If you put compression around one part of you constantly and consistently then your shape will change to compensate, the same as you can teach a plant to grow around in circles by rotating a light source. The key is that it generally takes around 23 hours a day of compression, so a wedding ring is a great example as most people sleep in them so it's there all the time and your body will grow around that obstacle. If you wear a corset day and night your body will become corset-shaped. If you put a large lip plate in or add rings to your neck like many cultures do then you will have a massive lip/giraffe neck.

But most of these things only really last as long as you continue the compression, if you removed your ring it would take only 24 hours for the finger to become a little larger, and within 6 months you'd likely never know you'd had one. The more dramatic the change the longer it will stick, and like with saggy post-weight loss skin some of these changes are permanent. If you removed a large lip plate then you would probably never get the full size of plate back in again, but you'd never get your original lip back either.

So yes, it does work this way, but it has to be a non-stretch garment worn 20+ hours per day for a number of months on end before you'd notice.

7doghouse
02-06-2011, 04:56 AM
So can anyone tell me what the best brands are? I wear pantyhose (great shapes) under my work pants everyday and they make me feel like the fat isn't jiggling around on my butt and thighs, but it really cuts into my waist and tends to slip down my waist. Also, unfortunately for me the nylon fabric causes me to have frequent yeast infections (ugh, gross, I know)
I'm looking into the Kymora (sp) ones but I'd like to know if there are better ones out there. any suggestions??

JellyBean32882
02-09-2011, 06:28 PM
I wear flexees shapewear because I can find it at my local Walmart, lol.. but flexees has been around for years I believe and they do work let me tell ya. Sucks it all right in.

Deena52
02-10-2011, 10:03 AM
@ RoseRodent~

I remember reading something about those really tight, lace-up corsets they wore back in the 1800's (like in Gone with the Wind) and it said that when they wore these for years, it actually affected the shape of the bone structure...much like altering a bonsai tree.....or binding of the feet in China long ago.
Is this true and would these have been permanent changes? Since it apparently affected what sort of position or contortion the bones actually grew into?

I'm wondering if what your body shape is can have a large effect on how well the body shapers, like spanx, work for you. I would imagine that there are certain body shapes that would cause almost a worse bulge somewhere else. The compressed stuff has to (be pushed into) show up SOMEWHERE, doesn't it?

I hate wearing anything constricting, including any sort of body shaper, nylon stockings, etc....in fact, hate wearing shoes also. I probably should have been born in the jungle, just wearing only some sort of a piece of skin/fur over the critical areas.:D

In fact, thinking back, the fatter I was, the more and more I couldn't stand being in anything constricting and would have preferred to just live in sweats and lounge-wear (which I changed into whenever I was home...which was a good bit of the time....hiding). I can't even imagine me wearing the body shapers back when I was 65 lbs. heavier.

deena :D

kittycarlson
02-10-2011, 10:46 AM
Anybody ever have fat that retains shape from spilling out of the underarm portion of the bra? It seems to me that the fat has been pushed there by the bra. I could be wrong but when I was reading these posts they seemed to confirm what I have long suspected that restrictive garments can push fat out of the way but doesn't get rid of it.

Ubee
05-10-2013, 02:31 PM
After reading this thread I bought a squeem. I wear a sports bra to bed because I want to prevent my breasts from having loose skin pulling at them and making it worse. I am a very large apple and wanted something similar to prevent more damage then necessary for my stomach.

I loved the squeem. It greatly improved my posture and also while wearing it I used muscles long since forgotten. I feel by using those muscles it pulled everything tighter. I do think it helped with the sag also.

However, I wish it was longer. I feel it is made for short waisted people. It did roll down and after 3 weeks it tore. Amazon gave me a full refund.

I do plan on buying another.

I understand exercise... Just wanted to share my experience for those interested.