I'll be the first to admit that my figure could use a little shaping up these days. After weaning Riley from breastfeeding, I just can't seem to lose these last 15 pounds, which would get me back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I've never worn much shapewear in the past, but now I find it almost essential to hide the invariable rolls, lumps and bulges that appear here and there in my clothing.
What could be better than wearing shapewear which makes you look fabulous AND actually is considered a workout? This ingenious idea is the cornerstone of the ShaToBu shapewear line. These garments are designed to be worn all day and help you burn more calories and tone your muscles too! Of course, I HAD to find out more!
Okay, I may not be the muffin man, but these days, I definitely have a muffin top! I'm also very self-conscious about looking good in clothing. If there's a bulge poking out somewhere that I can't camouflage or stick back in somewhere else, then I DON'T WEAR that outfit! I have to admit that I was skeptical when it came to wearing the ShaToBu High Waist to Knee Shaper. I've worn the occasional girdle before and they were always SO uncomfortable!
Also, if you did too much sitting or bending down, you either felt like you were going to be literally cut in half or the girdle itself would roll down on you and the muffin top would win. So when ShaToBu claimed that you could wear their shapewear ALL DAY, I didn't really believe that this could be true. But it is!
Now admittedly, the ShaToBu was pretty difficult for me to get on. Maybe I ordered a size too small or maybe that's the way it's supposed to be, but I was grunting and groaning while pulling it on. Once it was on though, it wasn't uncomfortable at all and I immediately felt about 10 pounds lighter because I was completely sucked in!
The great thing about this shaper is that it also allows you to breathe. I didn't once feel overly hot or sweaty, and I was outside for a good portion of the day...in TEXAS...in June! The ShaToBu didn't roll down once either. It completely stayed put and didn't show itself by leaving any weird bulges or rolls in my clothes. I felt like I looked good, yet my secret was safe and no one knew I was wearing shapewear underneath my clothes.
Finally, ShaToBu claims that I was actually burning 12% more calories than if I wasn't wearing their garment. That's always a pleasant thing to hear and although I can't really confirm or deny this claim, I can tell you that the principal behind why this is true is sound. You see, ShaToBu shapers contain seamless resistance bands throughout their garments. The resistance bands are constantly engaged and make your muscles work harder to withstand that resistance.
Because of these bands, anytime you do any type of movement, your body works a little bit harder to counteract the resistance placed on your muscles from the ShaToBu shapewear. Twelve percent may not seem like much, but in the battle of the bulge, every little bit counts and those calories can add up to pounds lost over time!
Check me out wearing the ShaToBu High Waist to Knee Shaper. As you can see, not a roll or muffin top of any kind is shown...and don't let me fool you, this outfit is TIGHT! I really think that because of it's comfort, it's breathability, it's ability to stay put and not roll down, and it's 12% calorie loss benefits, this is the best shapewear around. I highly recommend checking out ShaToBu and seeing how they can help you get the perfect figure!
Disclosure: I received the High Waist to Knee Shaper from ShaToBu in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!