Wednesday, April 7, 2010

How To Look Like You’ve Lost Weight

There are easy ways to appear slimmer without starving yourself or breaking a sweat.

You Will Need:
A no-salt diet
Dandelion leaf tea
A body wrap
A new bra
Body-hugging clothes
Skirts or pants of the right length
Shirts with side vents
A floral, spicy perfume
Gold body powder

Step 1: Stop eating salt
You can drop a few pounds of water weight in a day or two simply by eliminating sodium.

Step 2: Drink dandelion tea
Drink dandelion leaf tea. Herbalists swear you can flush out four pounds of fluids in one day.

Step 3: Splurge on a body wrap
Splurge on a skin-firming body wrap. It can give you a slimmer silhouette in a single one-hour session by compressing fat cells. And the effects can last up to a month. Consult your doctor before having a body wrap if you have any allergies or medical conditions.

Step 4: Get a tan
Get a fake tan; a bronzed body always looks more slender than a pale one. To look even slimmer, highlight your abdomen with a light dusting of gold powder.

Step 5: Buy a new bra
Go to a lingerie store for a proper bra fitting: Wearing the right one can make you look pounds lighter. Experts say bras should be replaced every six months.

Step 6: Trade in your baggy clothes
Ditch any baggy duds in favor of clothes that lightly cling. It may sound strange, but oversize clothes actually make you look bigger than ones that gently hug the body.

Step 7: Go to great lengths
Pick dresses and skirts that stop at the slimmest part of your leg; when other people see you, their brain will automatically register that your entire leg is just as slim.

Step 8: Go ahead and vent
Choose shirts with side vents, and wear them over your pants to create the illusion of a tinier waist. To camouflage a stomach paunch, wear a shirt that has ruching around the middle. Tucking in your shirt can make you look heavier than you really are.

Step 9: Dab on floral perfume
Dab on a floral/spicy scent. A study found it makes men perceive a woman as four to twelve pounds lighter than she really is!

Did You Know?

In some African societies, slim women who become engaged to well-off men are sent to “fattening rooms” to plump up for their wedding!

"Fashion Is Foremost Inspiration"

Willie D

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