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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #112

Anonymous Wrote:

Hi Dania! Concerning the vacuum pose from above- if my waist is already 24 inches can this still help me? Is it even healthy to have a 23 inch waist? Thanks! 

Hey, Anonymous, thanks for your question in regards to my post: "Answering a Reader Question #11." 24 inches is the ideal waist measurement for models. You can be no larger than one inch so 25 would be pushing it but if you are already at a 24 in the waist, there is no need to try and lose more inches from this area.

23 inches is healthy for a select few but not for the average person. The most important thing to remember when it comes to models and the "34-24-34 standard" is that these numbers do not reflect "reality" and what "real" people actually measure up to. The modeling industry has created a different type of reality that suits their purposes and that is the context in which measurements should be looked at. This is where the lines tend to blur for some people. I will be the first to admit that the strict requirements for measurements is not healthy, especially for people that weren't born with the genetics to be naturally thin. For those that have this body type naturally, there is no problem...however, it is when other people that do not fall within this category tend to experience issues with trying to alter their body type and slim down in order to meet agency requirements.

The bottom line in your case is that at 24 inches you are fine so there is no need to worry about trying to lose more weight to slim down your waist.

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