It’s no secret, curves are in! With the likes of Kim Kardashian and Nikki Minaj parading the carpets of Hollywood in tight fitting dresses that flaunt full round hips and booty, it is no wonder that so many women out there are embracing and appreciating their curves. But what if you aren’t naturally blessed with a big butt or luscious curves?
Apparently, there are claims that you can take maca root powder for bigger booty and hips and naturally fill out where you are lacking. But are these claims fact of myth?
The story behind Maca
Maca is a root plant cultivated in South America and has been used by the natives for healing purposes and consumption as food. According to Cathy Wong, a licensed naturopathic doctor, some of the proposed benefits of maca root powder are helping to address issues of fatigue, certain symptoms of menopause and sexual dysfunction in men and women.
Certain studies have also linked maca root powder with helping to regulate and balance hormones in men and women. According to Vitaminstohealth.com, maca root works by telling your hypothalamus-pituitary gland when it is producing too much or too little of particular hormone helping to regulate your system
Maca root powder for bigger booty and hips: “I got it from my mama”
Your body shape is determined predominately by genetics and no, you cannot alter your genetics. However hormones also play a major role in how body fat is distributed and this can be altered by use of certain supplements and medications.
Traditionally women with higher levels of estrogen tend to store more fat in breasts, hips and of course the booty. Remember puberty? During this stage most young women will experience a surge in estrogen levels which triggers development of curves.
On the other hand, there are some women who produce less estrogen or have a dominance of androgen, which are male hormones, and will tend to store less fat in these areas and more in the upper body thereby having less curves. For these women, supplements like Maca can encourage a more feminine figure because if your body is producing too little of estrogen, it will help to regulate your system and increased estrogen level can mean more fat deposits in breasts, hips and the booty.
Now you have to be realistic, don’t expect to go from a Twiggy to a Buffie the Body. You most likely will not experience drastic changes.
The verdict: So does maca give you a bigger butt?
Maca root powder can be beneficial to women seeking to regulate hormones and for some women this can mean an increase in fat deposits to breast, hips and the booty but probably nothing too drastic as your genetics and bone structure also play a huge role in your body shape. However be aware that as of current, there is little to no medical research establishing the effectiveness of maca in hormone regulation and results will vary from individual to individual.
There have been lots of success stories from women taking maca root powder for bigger booty hips. There is a majority claim that it does work, in fact some women state they saw a drastic increase in their butt and hip size, and on the flip side, there are also reports from users who say it did absolutely nothing.
It all boils down to each individual as well know every human body is different and will have different outcomes. But as with all supplements, you need to check with a doctor first before taking maca.
I started taking maca and vitex extract for hormonal regulation years after my diagnosis with PCOS. Although, I am naturally curvy, I did notice that I filled out a bit more while on these supplements, and honestly I attribute the change to weight gain. Between 2008 to now, I have gained roughly 30 pounds which I am struggling to lose.
Here’s an update on my fitness regimen. On the left, I was approaching 200 lbs thanks to my love for food and an inconsistent and improper exercise routine. I had A LOT of belly fat and was losing the roundness and definition in my butt.
My new regimen consists of a diet filled with high protein, low carb and fresh organic foods. In addition, I combine cardio with some strength training exercises along with mild weight lifting and waist training. A full update and complete breakdown on my weight loss and body toning regimen coming soon, so subscribe to get notified.
I get a lot of emails asking me where to purchase Maca root and Vitex extracts and what brand I use. Currently, I use ASANA by Ladies Balance custom made product which combines Maca + Vitex + Green tea and Shatavari. This is a combination and formulation that I have used for years and have loved.
Because it combines maca, vitex and other herbal ingredients in one, I only need to take one capsule a day versus 3 or 4. I also alternate between the capsule and powder. Using the powder after my workout which consists of running and lots of squats to help keep that booty tight and high.
Working out with my Nutty Maca Smoothie Shake. Find the recipe HERE
In the past I have used the Nature’s Way brand maca and Nature’s Way Femaprin Vitex and I have loved their brands. I especially love the Femaprin vitex product, I found it very effective at regulating my hormones.
Having a toned waist line is what gives the illusion of curves and a sexy silhouette. It’s not enough to just focus on growing the butt, equally important is having a toned physique and especially a nice, flat stomach. I have found waist training to be effective at helping me shrink my belly size. Even curve queen, Kim Kardashian recently revealed waist training as one of her favorite fitness trends.
For waist training to help lose belly fat and shrink waistline, I’m currently experimenting with different corsets. I wear mine for around 9 hours a day under clothes. Not the most comfortable at first but over time I’ve been getting used to it.
Be forewarned waist training or tight lacing can be dangerous if overdone. It should not be too tight to the point where it is very uncomfortable.
**Disclaimer: These are the brands I purchased and used but there are a variety of brands you can choose from out there.
Also beware of brands that promote products which is guaranteed to give you curves! There is absolutely no such thing! The goal should be to achieve healthy, hormone balance and combine it with the right diet and LOTS and LOTS of exercise especially quats. And even all these different activities cannot guarantee you the Kim K butt. Remember genetics plays a huge role on your body shape therefore it is possible to do everything right and not see the results you desire.
Instead of striving for a bigger booty, strive to work with what you’ve got and get it looking toned, which can give the illusion of fullness and a bubble. That’s where exercises like squats can make a difference.
It’s not just about having a big ole butt, but a lifted and toned booty with a lovely shape. You know the Onion Booty.
The one that evoke reactions like this.
If you are looking for inspiration on getting a cute, curvy yet toned booty, check out this video about Internet booty sensation, Jennifer Selter. Her incredible body has taken the world by storm and she has spoken out consistently about her workout regimen which includes lots of SQUATS! If you’re trying to get those curves right ladies, you gotta hit the gym and SQUAT.
How about you? Have you had the opportunity to try maca for bigger booty and hips, would love to hear your experience, please share in the comment box below.