For some lucky people, they can cinch down considerably in the waist and not have it affect their digestion at all - but for people like myself, you may feel a competition for space in your digestive tract when wearing a corset, and you will quickly learn that some foods make you feel alright when corseted, and some other foods not so much. Here’s a list of food and beverages that I tend to avoid when corseted - your list may be different, longer, shorter, or you may not have a list at all. What works for me might not work for you - so I highly encourage you to leave a comment below and share your own experiences with other readers.
Heavy fried foods
Foods that are very dense, heavy, and greasy tend to not make my stomach feel that well - and whatever indigestion I feel out of a corset seems to be multiplied while in a corset. Fats can be beneficial for both triggering the “full” signal in your stomach, and also providing essential nutrients if they’re the right type of fat - I don’t shy away from a drizzle of olive oil, or some sliced avocado. But the processed fried foods are one thing I avoid, when possible.
When you put on a corset, your stomach capacity is typically reduced, and fizzy drinks tend to cause your stomach to expand and make you bloat with gas. This might be rectified in time by burping, of course, but until that happens, you may feel quite uncomfortable or even nauseated - and while burping is a very natural bodily function, some situations may call for better manners, in which case carbonated beverages may be best left untouched.
This one is specific for me, because I am slightly lactose intolerant. It depends on the food for me, and obviously whether dairy affects you at all depends on the individual - but if any food tends to make my insides cramp and bloat without a corset, I eventually become conditioned to avoid that food (especially so in a corset).
Some artificial sweeteners like sucralose, maltitol and xylitol may not be fully absorbed by the body, and a considerable amount can stay in your intestines. These sugar substitutes (unlike some other sweeteners like Stevia) also have a common property that causes them to attract water molecules all around themselves, causing bloating and… well, let’s just say a very fast-moving digestive system. If you don’t want to conceivably read the Lord of the Rings trilogy in the bathroom, then it’s even a better idea to avoid it when corseted.
I know that there are some coffee enthusiasts out there that wouldn’t dare give up their morning cuppa! You’re welcome to keep it if it doesn’t bother you. I stick to weak teas, as coffee gives me stomach cramps. Remember that caffeine is a stimulant, and your enteric nervous system (all the nerves that line your gut) is called your “second brain” for a reason! So if you notice that your insides are a little jumpy or your digestion moves along a little faster after a cup of Joe, this might be why.
Now, you might be thinking - what do I eat? In the morning, I love starting with a protein smoothie or fruit salad. Around this time of year when it’s getting cooler, I like having leftover soup or stew for lunch, or a hearty salad perhaps with chunks of chicken (optional if you’re vegetarian). For dinner, I can’t go wrong with stew or stir-fry. Stews can be made in a crock-pot, and other meals like stir-fry cook up quite quickly. Smoothies and salads often require no cooking at all. When I find meals that work really well with my busy schedule and corset training, I often end up making the same style of meal over and over.
Of course, this is just what I do! You need to do what’s best for you. So what do you eat when corseted, and what do you avoid? Let us know in a comment below!