Using a measuring tape, only measure exactly where you want your waist beads to sit. Remove any clothing blocking your waist. Measuring tape should be placed directly on your skin. While standing, start from the “0” on the measuring tape and wrap it around your waist. Wherever the “0” meets the end is what your waist size is. You may add ½ inch if you desire a little wiggle room. Repeat for accuracy. Note: Remember to breathe naturally. DO NOT suck your stomach in...doing so will cause incorrect measurements. WAIST MEASUREMENTS ARE NOT THE SAME AS JEAN SIZES!! DO NOT USE JEAN SIZES!!