Do you know what that is? As my dad would say, “why would you want to wear something that prevents you from breathing?” Good point dad.
There is a conversation on facebook going on about Zaggora. Essentially these are compression workout wear that make you sweat excessively. Some reviews on the site are claim people are “melting”. But you aren’t a stick of butter – sure you feel like you are but … no.
3 fat chicks on a diet have a great piece on sweat and weight loss, go read it here. Basically they remind you or inform you that the reason you sweat is for our body to maintain a healthy body temperature. Sweat IS NOT your fat leaking out through your pores. If that was the case, I would have the smallest boobs on the planet and my legs would resemble chicken legs AND I would have loss my entire face. There is a pretty picture for you.
When you sweat you are losing salts and minerals. It is the rehydration of liquid that will help you lose fat – not the sweat itself. So don’t forget to replenish what you lost! Be smart about it. Not replenishing is bad, bad, bad. On Fierce Friday, I am talking to 2 time Ironman Pattie Keller and she talks about her first race where she remember NOTHING about crossing the finish line and was hospitalized afterwards due to salt loss. Sweating is a serious deal not a quick weight loss option.
That is not to say shapewear is a bad thing.
As I lose weight and the skin is not as tight as it use to be – it takes time for everything to compress, tighten and lets face it…I brutalized my body to the point where as the fat leaves the wrinkles arrive. The skin just isn’t as elastic anymore. Shapewear firms it up! I bought pair of yoga pants at Costco – shapewear – the first time I put them on (27lbs ago)- it was a workout in itself. I was hot and sweaty just trying to fit all the bits in. I now wear them and I cannot believe how narrow my hips are! Sweet mother of chocolate! THose puppies make me feel – dare I say it – SKINNY! Of course I am not. I am saggy, lumpy and incredibly muscular. Weird combo I know but you know what I mean if you are heading down the same path as me. It is like I am wearing a fat scuba suit. Unzip it and there is a chiseled goddess under there.
*Disclaimer I do NOT consider that a fat suit. That is my dream body. One day……………
Collagen cream and shapewear are my friend. Spanx – I love you. Because of you I can wear a Clingy size 16 dress from Jones of New York and feel fabulous. I use to be a size 28. Sure I can wear the dress sans the spanx but I jiggle a bit too much for my liking. And not the good kind of sexy jiggle either.
However, I am proud of those jiggles. Hard work is paying off. I taste junk food to make sure it is worth the calories. Very few things are. My mom’s cake is, my cookies are, and Sabor Divino‘s La Donna is. But that is pretty much about it. The rest of the time, I am mindful about what goes into the mouth. Fresh real, non processed food and water. I eat less and move more. When I move I sweat. Sweating make me replenish. That is the secret. There is no quick fix to sustainable weight loss. Sorry, but that is the truth.
- Not Just Spanx: The 10 Best Plus Size Shapewear Choices (abbeypost.com)
- Embracing Shapewear (A story of trial and error) (thefashioncamp.com)
- Shapewear – Sexy, I know!! (joggingpantsmustdie.com)
- Zaggora…what do you think? (sunshinebreath.wordpress.com)