Jessica Alba has two beautiful daughters -- Honor, 4, and Haven, 1. As fantastic as she looks these days, however, you would never know that woman actually carried and gave birth to them. Her body is amazing.
She's not one of those celebrities who just magically bounced back to her pre-baby weight either. Instead she said it took discipline, and a special tactic that is questionable at best.
It was ... girdles. In a recent interview with Net-a-Porter's online magazine, she said she wore two of them day and night for three months. Day and night. "It was brutal; it's not for everyone," she said. "It was sweaty but worth it."
Girdles, seriously? That's how she gets that bod?
She doesn't seem like the type to be into something so gimmicky. While I suppose it qualifies as natural, it's also just so archaic. Besides it doesn't seem all that safe. In an article on corsets, ABC's Deborah Roberts quoted Dr. Sara Gottfried who said while wearing a corset for short periods of time may be fine and lead to some weight loss, wearing them 24/7 can have some serious health consequences:
Namely, it will be squeezing your ribs so much that you can’t take a deep breath. Corsets can squish your lungs by 30 to 60 percent, making you breathe like a scared rabbit. They can also put a kink in your organs and cause constipation.
Yikes! Still, given the option of just wearing an uncomfortable piece of clothing or hoofing it to the gym, and sweating it out there, I'm thinking the girdle -- squished lungs and all -- may just win out for plenty of people. Some fancy girdle maker needs to sign Jess on as a spokesperson ASAP, because her bod is one of the best reasons I can imagine for ever even considering such a thing.
Would you wear corsets to help you lose weight? Has anyone actually tried it?
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