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Unread 07-01-2016, 10:13 PM   #1
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How to lose inches off waist?

For Otakon, I'm going to be cosplaying Nozomi Tojo from Love Live. I'm ordering a costume online and, unfortunately, the biggest size it's available in is just 3 inches too small in the waist and 4 inches too small in the bust!

Is it reasonably possible to lose 3 inches off of my waist in 6 weeks, if I'm fairly strict? I have no idea what 3 inches would translate to in terms of actual weight lost. Do you lose an inch off your waist every five pounds? every ten pounds? is it wildly different from person to person?

Anyways, I'll probably buy it for motivation even if I can't fit into it by the time the con rolls around (or I might try my hand at taking it out a little bit lol). Any advice on how to maybe expedite this process would be appreciated. I'm currently counting calories and eating around 1300-1500 a day (with some cheat days here and there!), as well as cardio and light strength training 5x a week. Thanks!
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Unread 07-02-2016, 09:41 AM   #2
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I'm honestly not sure about the inch to fat loss ratio thing, but if the outfit covers the midriff, maybe consider corseting? Or general shapewear? That can do quite a lot for you with no effort, but definitely keep up your current routine!
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Unread 07-03-2016, 10:49 PM   #3
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Huh, it never occured to me to try shapewear! I'll have to see if I can find something that might help slim me out those last couple of inches, lol. Thanks!!
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Unread 07-04-2016, 01:31 PM   #4
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Is it reasonably possible to lose 3 inches off of my waist in 6 weeks, if I'm fairly strict?
It is definitely possible, but you have to work hard.

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I have no idea what 3 inches would translate to in terms of actual weight lost.
Do you lose an inch off your waist every five pounds? every ten pounds? is it wildly different from person to person?
Depends on your genetics, where you carry your fat and such. The only way to find out is to try.
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Unread 07-07-2016, 02:57 AM   #5
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>The only way to find out is to try.
It's true!
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Unread 07-07-2016, 11:06 AM   #6
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I lost 12 lbs and about 2 inches off my waste. Conversely, I knew someone who lost 15 and only 1 off her waist. It does vary vastly from person to person.

If actual loss of weight is not an option, shapewear certainly is. For the bust, try using a sports bra in lieu of a normal bra and, as mentioned before, corsets are great for adjusting waist size. When I was at my heaviest, I wore a corset under some of my lolita dresses on the rare occasion I would wear them.

Be wary of corsets, though, because they shave off inches but can add a bit of bulk. And make sure you get an acutal, steel-boned one, and not just a "fetish" corset.
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Unread 08-22-2016, 01:28 PM   #7
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Waist trainers, corsets... and you can go on pinterest and search routines to help work those muscles that ring around your waist... erm, I forget what its called
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