‘Cinderella’ Star Lily James Did Waist Training and Liquid Diet: Denies 17-Inch Waist Was Photoshopped

Actress Lily James followed a strict liquid diet while filming “Cinderella” because she couldn’t eat solid food in her tight corset, which winnowed her waist down to a tiny 17 inches.

James didn’t do the liquid diet for weight loss, but for comfort, Examiner reported.

“If you ate food it didn’t really digest properly, and I’d be burping all afternoon in [Richard Madden]’s face,” said Lily. “It was just really sort of unpleasant. I’d have soup so that I could still eat but it wouldn’t get stuck.”

James explained: “When [the corset] was on, we would be on continuous days, so we wouldn’t stop for lunch or a lovely tea like this. You’d be sort of eating on the move. In that case, I couldn’t untie the corset.”

Lily also slammed the controversy surrounding her tiny waist in “Cinderella,” saying her waist was not Photoshopped to look smaller. James said she naturally has a small waist, so no digital editing was necessary.

“I naturally have a really small waist,” said James, 25. “The skirt’s big and the corset pulls me in … I’m so healthy. I’ve got hips and boobs and a bum and a small waist.”

As the uproar continues over Cinderella’s tiny waist, corset waist training has emerged as a hot new weight loss trend, driven mostly by Kim Kardashian and her sister Khloe, who have posted Instagram photos of themselves wearing waist trainers.

As odd as it may sound, “waist-training” or the “Corset Diet,” is a weight loss trend some women swear by to flatten their bellies.

“This is a remarkable way to train your waist to be smaller,” said plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Sinclair, who claims some of his patients have lost up to six inches.

Kim Kardashian credited a low-carb Atkins diet and waist training for her 56-pound weight loss six months after giving birth.

Kim said she wore a tight waist trainer to bed every night to make her waist smaller ahead of her May 2014 wedding to Kanye West.

The measure sounds drastic, but actress Jessica Alba has credited wearing double corsets around the clock for three months for her dramatic post-baby weight loss.

Similarly, Brooke Burke Charvet, creator of the Transform Your Body workout DVD, said wearing a corset was responsible for her stunning post-baby weight loss after each of her four pregnancies.

“Wrapping your post-partum belly is a concept that has been around for centuries,” said Burke Charvet, who has her own line of belly wraps called Baboosh. “It works as a compression garment. It helps the swelling of the uterus go back down to its original size and it supports all that baggy baby skin. It is a great, great way to get back in shape.”

Related: Khloe Kardashian rocks 30-pound weight loss, tiny waist in tight corset

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