WTF is Wrong With Ama K. Abebrese & the Several Others? | This Waist Trainer/Training Nonsense Must Stop

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From Ama K. Abeberese's instagram page
From Ama K. Abeberese’s instagram page

Actress/TV personality-Ama Konadu Abebrese is a ‘good’ friend and a smart person—and that is why I am shocked. That is also why I have decided to go after her on this one and by stretch take on all the other bimbos bombarding social media platforms like facebook and instagram with this new waist trainer nonsense, despite all the health risks and the fact that it does not work as they claim.

This whole generation and market of waist trainers/training was championed by the Kardashian cotton-heads…

Kim Kardashian has posted several photos on instagram claiming to be obsessed with waist training/trainers—so has Khloe and out of that quarters, Jessica Alba ridiculously attributed her sexy post baby body to wearing a similar product (corset) day and night for 3 months.

Today, this waist training/trainer nonsense has found its way into the African lifestyle and even though I’ve come across several lame African celebrities and wannabes promoting this on social media, I’ve remained resolute in not writing a piece to give them attention.

But if you see the smart ones like Ama K. Abeberese endorsing such products with repost on instagram for perhaps some cash, then you have to get worried—and attack the fast spreading misconception.

It’s worrying that Abebrese who could just have taken to Google even if she did not know about the health risks of using these products—failed to do so. And more also, this is a scam, the claim that it helps you lose weight anywhere around your waist is a lie.

It doesn’t work as the sellers and promoters claim—not if you are looking for more than temporal results says Caroline Apovian, M.D., professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and a spokesperson for The Obesity Society.

From Kim Kardashian instagram
From Kim Kardashian instagram

Caroline Apovian, M.D told Health.Com earlier this year that; “If you’re going out and want to look really thin, I don’t see a problem with wearing one of these for an evening. In fact, wearing a waist trainer may even help boost some women’s confidence and encourage them to exercise and eat healthy. If you look in the mirror and like what you see, it can potentially be a good thing.”

“But as for the claims that these devices can actually reshape the body or trigger fat loss, there’s no evidence. In my opinion, that is complete nonsense,” Dr. Apovian said.

It’s just not that, several experts believe that regularly wearing a waist trainer can actually decrease core strength—exactly the opposite of what you want if you’re aiming for a sexy stomach, says celebrity trainer Nicole Glor.

Yet, people continue to parade this waist training thing online, deceiving people that it works and it helps them to lose some weight—shockingly, out level headed celebrities are joining in too. Majority of these people on instagram are lame and if the few smart ones are helping sell this deceit with health risks, then where are we going?

According to Health.Com, “If a waist trainer is too tight—which many of them appear to be, if recent celeb photos are any indication—it could cause discomfort, interfere with breathing, or contribute to heartburn. “Your stomach might get pushed up beyond the diaphragm, which could cause reflux,” says Dr. Apovian. “If you’re wearing one and you experience those symptoms, that’s a definite sign that you need to loosen it or take it off.”

Wearing a waist-cinching device for a workout isn’t a good idea either, says Glor, especially if it restricts your mobility or your ability to take full, deep breaths. “It can really affect your ability to work hard,” she says. “Plus, I would worry about back acne from the tight apparatus and extra sweat.”

Ama K Abebrese
Ama K Abebrese…So why haven’t you trained your own waist?

Women’s Health Magazine also reported on the dangers of waist trainers/training and said; “Medically, it doesn’t make sense that cinching your waist tightly will make it permanently smaller,” says Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., clinical professor of ob-gyn at Yale School of Medicine.

“Once you take the garment off, your body will return to its usual shape. It’s also uncomfortable, restricts your movements, and if you wear it really tight, it can even make it difficult to breathe and theoretically could cause rib damage.”

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The Columbia Chronicle also has produced an interesting article on this, saying;

“Mary Jane Minkin, a clinical gynecologist and professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the Yale School of Medicine, said despite the hype surrounding the lasting effects of a waist trainer, women will not actually see any long-term results in muscular development or weight loss, adding that once the trainer comes off, the body will go back to its natural shape.

“It’s quite silly to be honest,” Minkin said. “While you’re wearing it, your waist will be smaller when you cinch it in, but after you take it off, there’s going to be no difference. It’s not like it’s training you to do something.”

Because pelvic and abdominal organs are slippery, they can shift during waist trainer use, which can interrupt digestive processes. Permanent health consequences only occur in an extreme circumstance in which a waist trainer was abnormally tight, but short-term consequences do exist.

Minkin said if the intestines are restricted by a tight waist trainer, they are unable to properly digest food and carry the possibility of regurgitation because food cannot pass through the digestive system. What is more unappealing than barfing on yourself at dinner?

Because waist trainers can be harmful and do not yield lasting results, wearing them to attain a permanently smaller waist size is useless. Women will see a difference while they are actually wearing the waist trainer, but it will not permanently alter the shape of the body, making the trend a pointless and laughable effort.

What is disappointing and questionable is celebrity-endorsement of waist trainers on social media. Kardashian is paid anywhere from $750,000–$1 million for one product endorsement. Even if Kardashian is not using a waist trainer regularly herself, she is encouraging other women to do it. Besides, audiences cannot be sure that celebrity bodies have not undergone extensive plastic surgery. It is easy to endorse a product when you already have the results it promises.”

Moesha Boduong
Moesha Boduong

Everyone wants to lose weight and doing it the healthy normal way—healthy living and exercising is difficult, but that does not mean we should encourage such things among a Ghanaian population of illiterates.

As Dr. Apovian said,  “Waist trainers won’t have any lasting effect on waist size, shape, or appearance. They’ll make you look slimmer while you wear them, but you may have to put up with some discomfort—and maybe even some health risks—in return.” So what exactly are we selling or promoting to these young people, especially young mothers on social media?

When did Kim Kardashian and her low level people become health or weight lost experts such that a whole generation has bought into this nonsense—with even our smart Ghanaian celebrities helping to promote this rubbish?

For the new mothers, the experts say “the devices’ other purported post-baby benefits are much less convincing. “The uterus is going to shrink when it feels like shrinking and you can’t get rid of water weight with a corset—that’s simply not true.”

Moesha Boduong
Moesha Boduong | Does this even look healthy to any sensible person?

How on earth will Ama K. Abebrese be championing skin-bleaching campaign and be promoting this waist trainer/training in the face of the deceit and health hazards? At least, allow twats like-Moesha Boduong to champion this…

Ama K., stop drinking too much of that Ghana kool-aid, it perhaps impedes your reasoning.


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  1. Dear chris it works..u sweat around dat region hence makes u lose some pounds n it has given me some firm solid back wifout folds..If i weren’t to be lazy I wld have had six pack by now. .It does work dear.. peace Hyde n all da ladies u see wif da tapoli waist have waist trained before n even still do… also having a pot belly isn’t healthy either..It makes ur intestines n other organs in ur body not function well for dey r misplaced cos dey have enough room to roam..i have advised u to get da master cleanse diet book n read..get enlightened….dat book wld teach u dat da colour if da dress u wear can heal u if u r sick..

    1. hi Chrit do you know that men waist train as well(stomach train). our
      moms and grandma all wear corsets. the waist trainer is just like the
      corset. the only difference is its made of latex, that help in detox.
      also do you have a clue what BABIES do inside us before its born. health
      risk is not wearing it too tight that you can not breath. get you facts
      straight before you com bl bla blaing.

  2. No offence but if ama k wears or wants to promote waist trainers then that’s her business. There’s health risk in nearly everything but it doesn’t stop us from living our normal lives. There’s health risk in wearing heels but women and some men still wear it.

      1. Mmhmm what a reasoning, as I stated earlier a lot of things full of risk, promoted online, on TV and on other social media platforms if people want to buy and use those things, then that’s their problem. Some people swear by waist trainers, some say it’s not effective. Please, get over it.

        1. Really? Celebrities should be allowed to promote things we do not work, which have health risks—and then the burden should all be placed on the consumer. Tough luck huh?

          I see, do you know why celebrities are banned from promoting or endorsing cigarettes and alcoholic beverages in many parts of the world?

          I know you have perhaps 100 of them, I won’t get over it—You should come out of your delusion.

          I will used my platform to challenge such idiocy and educate people on this fraud, paraded by people like you and hiding under the disguise of everything has a health risk.

          Your level of reasoning is shocking! Give me any medical/researched proof or expert advise that it works…

          Because low robots like Kim K and others say it works, you are here claiming it works?

          1. Am not trying to argue or debate, and am not saying it’s right but people do what they want and some people am not talking about celebrities, normal women swear by it. I never said it works, please read my statement properly. And I said some women swear by it, I never said that medically it will work.

  3. I have quoted several experts saying it doesn’t work and there is no research out there to indicate it works; and you say it works so we should believe what you say over these experts huh?

    Really? I also know of a lot of people who believe that a cat turned into a human being—so I should believe it?

    I know people who are deluded enough to believe that putting a cream on their bum before they sleep each night makes their bum bigger and they claim it works.

    Look, sorry to tell you the hard truth; it does not work so get off that high horse and go out there to exercise (something that research and experts say work).

    With all what you are talking about, I think you believe in horoscope too!

    1. And also people excercises do not only make you skinny or toned…it really make you active…gives you energy…..no body loves her banku and junk food more than I do…but ever since I started excercises, something that I’ve not really done before, I’ve been active, and I’m not even tempted for junk food or sweets unless it’s my end of month thing and I crave for them….whether this works or not…it doesn’t look good…pls go to the gym and find someone who’s more active than you and can motivate you…

    2. Chris you act like you know everything but you are actually one of the dumbest bloggers I have ever come across. Have you heard of garcinia cambogia? Dr Oz swears that it works for weight loss but other doctors call it a scam. You can’t quote women’s health magazine and 2 other sources and present it as a fact that waist trainers is a scam..You actually don’t know anything. . You quote a few sources that Marijuana is bad when DR Sanjay Gupta is advocating Marijuana to be legalized because of its health benefits…Man learn and stop quoting Internet sources as evidence that you are always right

      1. Yeah, I am dumb, it works; let’s accept that I am dumb but I have quoted about 5 sources, give me 2 sources that it works madam smart…

        I am being polite because I want you to show me how smart you are and how dumb I am. If you are unable, then the readers who see who is dumb…

        By the way, do you waste your precious time reading a blog or visiting a blog owned and written by a dumb blogger? That says a lot about your smartness.

        1. Chris your sources are not credible.. dont quote me sources from the internet to prove your point. You are a journalist. I wanna see primary sources not just secondary sources. Talk to real people and get some feedback. Call a qualified doctor and get his or her opinion.. thats what journalists and/or bloggers do. They dont sit behind a computer and get internet sources to prove their work. Waist trainers work for some people and I know because I have personally used it with exercise and dieting and I loved the results. I can Google waist training success stories and give you numerous sources to prove that they do work for some people but I won’t even bother. Do your research well Mr Blogger

        2. hi Chrit do you know that men waist train as well(stomach train). our
          moms and grandma all wear corsets. the waist trainer is just like the
          corset. the only difference is its made of latex, that help in detox.
          also do you have a clue what BABIES do inside us before its born. health
          risk is not wearing it too tight that you can not breath. get you facts
          straight before you com bl bla blaing.

          1. Are you sure you read the article? Did you see this?

            For the new mothers, the experts say “the devices’ other purported post-baby benefits are much less convincing. “The uterus is going to shrink when it feels like shrinking and you can’t get rid of water weight with a corset—that’s simply not true.”

            So the experts are WRONG and you are right huh? I see!

          2. see how many Ghanaian women walk around with big stomach after having their baby they lost their figure. after my first and second baby i waist trained. its either you dnt like Ama k. and all beautiful women or your girl friend asked you to get her one. even with your heading WTF please if she was your good friend you will only write about your view on waist training and not mention names. i dnt blame you. vodafon has help some people like you gain access to the internet to write nonsense. stop acting like a hater, O boi get a life

      2. To begin, i have zero tolerance for people who cannot state their opinions without resulting to name calling and insults on social media. With that out of the way, if you really wanted to sound credible, you shouldnt have quoted Dr. Oz. I am talking about a man who was scolded by the United States senate and its Federal Trade Commision more “accurately labelled him as a “marketer” who skillfully manipulated the so call Oz effect”. Additionally, the British Medical Journal has proven that half of Dr. Oz’s claims are not backed by medical science. He is now a laughing stock in more advanced countries because he has been proven to be a scam and a liar and he has personally admitted before the US senate last year stating that most of the products he supports and promote do not have scientific backing as such they are not facts. The weight loss and beauty industry is one of the most contoversial since most consumers are more vulnerable to fraud. It just takes one savvy and manipulative person to repackage an existing product and deceive millions. And FYI since the victorian period corsets have existed and it was just recently that it came into vogue as a product for weight loss. Like the article rightly pointed out, you dont lose weight permanently by waist training. Dr. Stephen D. Ball PHD and Associate Professor of Nutrition and Exercize Physiology at the University of Missouri has empatically stated that to permanently lose weight around the tummy area takes a combination of aerobic exercises and nutrition. The paid international celebrity instagram proponents of these devices have celebrity fitness trainers as well as nutritionists who help them achieve those flawless figures. On a temporal basis, these devices work but it brings with it a myriad of risks to any one who wears them. And until decades long authentic research is conducted about these devices to prove its benefits and risks, i think we should leave the smart ones like you should to extol its benefits.

        1. This is why I call some of you guys dumb. Ofcourse the result can not be permanent.. If you want to lose weight permanently and maintain it you’d have to eat healthy and exercise permanently.

  4. Yehowa. I bot 1 for £35 yesterday after seeing lots of celebrities using them on the Internet. So wat do I do wit it now ???

      1. Best response! Lol. My coworker wears this all the time and eats all the junk she wants. I sometimes wish she could wrap the trainer around her brain. This waist trainer is no different from corsets…all it does it squeeze ur belly till you can’t breath..maybe break a few ribs in the process. I guess some women would do anything and everything to lose weight even if it means losing their lives in the process. If u are fat, the fat layer your heart will lead to your demise before that waist trainer helps I lose a quarter inch off your flabby waistline. Lazy women out there, please exercise

        1. waist training comes with exercising. and healthy living. its not suppose to make you breathless. it comes in sizes, and as you said it like a corset. which has been worn for decades. the difference is its made out of latex to help detox you whiles you wear it, i know people who have lost belly fat from latex waist trainers. and men are also doing the same.

          1. Latex helps people detox? I thought detoxification was what the liver was made for. I guess a lot of men detoxify their penises when they wear latex condoms. A lot of people are breaking the bank with their Pseudo science and whack products. Unfortunately, lots of people continue to fall prey to it. When You hear the words: detoxify, colon cleanse, fat burner, overnight hair growth etc…run in the opposite direction. The long term side effects of these products are not great. It’s a matter of time before waist trainers are banned. Until then, let the ignorant detoxify…heck years ago people thought tobacco had health benefits so why wouldn’t they rant about waist trainers…someone gotta buy the product

    1. Wear it n see da difference n u wld get results..have faith… dnt go with da mass.. It takes one person to make a difference…

    2. do you know that men waist train as well(stomach train). our
      moms and grandma all wear corsets. the waist trainer is just like the
      corset. the only difference is its made of latex, that help in detox.
      also do you have a clue what BABIES do inside us before its born. health
      risk is not wearing it too tight that you can not breath. get you facts
      straight before you com bl bla blaing.

    3. You better go for your money. Some Brazilian sold one to me for 150 dollars last year and almost ended up at the ER. Is not effective, it only helps for that few hours worn. Gym is the only natural remedy for loosing and toning the body. Ama should stop deceiving people, i like her so much but someone should tell her to stop this fake advertisement. We all know her cute body shape is from the workout and not this China made corsette. Mtcheww

  5. Waist trainers are not dangerous to your health when they are used the right way. First of all you have to get a waist trainer that is your SIZE. And for goodness sake it’s called “waist trainer” I expect ladies to be “excercising” for idk abt 2-3 hrs while in their waist trainers. But sadly these foolish women e.g Princess shyngle.. don’t use it the right way, they get sizes 2 or 3 sizes SMALLER than their actual size and they don’t know even excercise some of them are either chilling, cooking or sometimes even eating lol while wearing these things! And they wear them for 8 hours sometimes the whole day and take it off before they sleep! smh such stupidity. I will advice tho that ladies > get “gym waist trimmers” they are used by a lot of female trainers. They’re safe and healthy and made out of a soft material and should be used while excercising lol when you’re done please take it off. Or better still go to a fuckin gym, they are various excercises e.g ab excercises, that’ll help you shed tummy fat.. Some of ya’ll are just lazy ?

  6. Why can’t people do exercises like the rest of us who are normal…I think this moesha chic should train…waist trainer will not do you any justice…we are always looking for short cuts..whether it works or not let’s all gym and live a healthy life…medaase…

  7. Hehehe I am going to send this article to my friend. She sleeps with one of those waist trainers. lol. I can’t stop laughing. She actually has 3 of them. She also saw the celebrities using it so she went to buy some.

  8. I see you are really smart indeed. I should go and interview the same experts which other journalists have interviewed? So everyone has to conduct the same experienment Newton conducted before we can say gravity is what it is: quoting Newtown and the other scientists is not enough ( secondary source). What an intelligent piece of wood.

    I won’t reply you again because it’s not worth my time.

    And the fact that you even use body trainers tells me a lot about you!

    You couldn’t even provide a single source of expert advice or research—be it even a ghost source! Lol

    Keep using your waist trainer; some people are too dumb to have a reasonable conversation with them even if backed by evidence and expert advice! I am done with those kind…

    1. Ha ha ha ha ha haaaaa. Spot on. She just deleted a post that she called me dumb on. She is like a majority of Ghanaians; educated but unlearned.

  9. waist training comes with exercising. and healthy living. its not
    suppose to make you breathless. it comes in sizes, and as you said it
    like a corset. which has been worn for decades. the difference is its
    made out of latex to help detox you whiles you wear it, i know people
    who have lost belly fat from latex waist trainers. and men are also
    doing the same.PS find out what babies do to you when its growing in your stomach. Christ do get a bit of information before you try using WTF. they say they say. did you interview the doctors yourself

    1. Are you sure you read the article? Did you see this?

      For the new mothers, the experts say “the devices’ other purported post-baby benefits are much less convincing. “The uterus is going to shrink when it feels like shrinking and you can’t get rid of water weight with a corset—that’s simply not true.”

      So the experts are WRONG and you are right huh? I see! SMH

  10. I really don’t get why pple really believe waist trainers really work and once again i agree wit Chris , from peace Hyde ,moesha,Princess shyngle and all these celebrities has one way or the other dne surgery to their body this can never be the works of waist training so Stop fooling others

  11. Blah blah blah.av used a waist trainer before.It does not burn fat but squishes ur abdominal organs in to create an illusion of a smaller waist.If u check the amount of fat around ur belly after using a waist trainer,it’s still da same.Ur waist becomes smaller because of the squishing or squeezing in.Also da latex promotes water weight loss not fat weightloss.And if u go a day or two without it,ur waist may return to its normal size.I only use it when I want to fit into a particular attire fast n feel lazy to work out.Fact is it Neva burns fat!!!

  12. i dont care about waist trainers but please dont come after marijuana(weed) again. you are too smart for that. Weed is good simple