More Bloated after Wearing my Waist Trainer... why!?

More Bloated after Wearing my Waist Trainer... why!?

Your probably reached this page following a Google search of why your Waist Trainer makes you bloat.

Whilst many women purchase Waist Trainers to help reduce bloating and or post surgical swelling for a slimmer midsection, some users have reported that they feel more bloated than usual after taking the waist trainer off. It is important to remember that results will vary from person to person and are based on factors such as age, lifestyle habits.

The symptoms of bloating can be vague and difficult to pinpoint, but most people describe an uncomfortable feeling of fullness, tightness, or swelling in the abdomen. This can be accompanied by pain, excessive gas (flatulence), frequent burping or belching, and abdominal rumbling or gurgles.

When you eat, it can take your brain around 20 minutes to receive the signal that your stomach sends to it to let it know that you’ve eaten enough. Because of this, we often eat more than we need to and we end up feeling bloated after eating large or heavy meals.

Whilst wearing a waist trainer restricts the body's ability to bloat out so much when worn, once the waist trainer is eventually taken off you may feel more bloated than usual. This is like a latter counter effect and particularly common if you spend more time sitting down whilst wearing the Waist Trainer than actually being active.

If you are prone to sitting down more often than not in your Waist Trainer, i.e. if you have an office job for example, the increased pressure around the intestines and bowels makes it slightly harder for them to work. Therefore bowel movements and intestinal transit may be slower, Drinking water also prevents constipation, which is another cause of a bloated belly.


When Waist Trainer it is advisable to eat smaller meals more frequently, so instead of two or three large meals and day, perhaps eat smaller meals five or six times a day. Eating more frequently can also help to speed up your metabolism. Sit down and relax at each meal. Eating your meal slowly will also help you avoid stomach bloating and pressure. 


Bloating after an intense cardio session could be a sign of not enough water intake. Your body responds to exercise as a stressful event, triggering the adrenal gland and releasing cortisol. Cortisol signals to your body to retain water, which can also lead to bloating. Proper hydration contributes to increased performance.


If you aren't drinking enough water, your body will hold on to whatever water is already in your body "water retention" and will not excrete any. This means the water in your body will be used for normal bodily functions and will cause you to appear bloated. It might seem counterintuitive, but the only way to get rid of that bloated look is to actually drink more water.

Ever notice the day after you’ve been eating salty foods or drinking alcohol that you become dehydrated and bloated as a result? Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances both halt digestion and make it hard to “stay regular.”

Water will help your body eliminate “extra” salt through your urine. Go for at least eight x 250 ml glasses a day, and more before, during and after workouts. Sometimes we think we are hungry, when actually we are thirsty. Our body just starts turning on all the alarms when we ignore it. Staying hydrated can serve as an appetite suppressant and help with weight loss. 

Try and keep a bottle of water with you at all times to remind you of the great importance of this simple task!


This might be the most obvious reason you have a bloated stomach — you need to go to the bathroom! You may notice that wearing a Waist Trainer makes you poop less often. This is because food is moved along by peristalsis, by a pushing and squeezing action of the intestines, and that natural movement may be slower when tightly cinched.

Constipation can cause stool to remain in the intestines, leaving you with a hard-feeling stomach, pain, discomfort and gas. The biggest reasons for constipation include eating too little fibre, not drinking enough water, lack of physical activity or stress. 

Your diet plays a huge part in regulating how much air and poop is trapped inside your digestive tract. To keep things “flowing” smoothly, you want to make sure to eat a high-fibre diet, aiming for about 25–30 grams every day or even more. This isn’t too difficult when you eat plenty of whole foods, including veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, grains brown rice or wholewheat pasta etc. 


Bloating is also characteristic of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) along with, constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. If bloating is persistent and or painful you should seek advice of your G.P. or other healthcare provider.

This blog is not designed to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment or services to you or to any other individual. Through this site and linkages to other sites, Waist Trainer provides general information for educational purposes only based on the research, opinions and personal experience of Waist Trainer UK and its customers.

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