Most times we struggle with clothing either because they don’t fit well or they are too tight.There are things we do not or may know but keep ignoring them that makes us to gain weight or look fat,today we will be revealing most things we SHOULD and SHOULD NOT do if we want to look thin and stay slim.
If you always rush through meals, watch out. A study from the University of Rhode Island showed that women who raced through a pasta lunch in nine minutes ate 646 calories. Those who took their time (about half an hour) consumed almost 70 fewer calories. And not only did they eat less — they felt fuller. (by Good Housekeeping)
Drink More Water
You’ve heard it again and again — H2O, at zero calories, is the best diet drink. But if you’re still hooked on high-cal beverages, check out these numbers: Researchers who tracked 240 overweight women found that those who replaced sweetened drinks with water lost five more pounds, on average, than those who didn’t. Why these sips add up: A can of Coke is 146 calories; a cup of grape juice, 154 calories. (by Good Housekeeping)
Eat Less at Night
Your metabolism slows during the day, so the goal is to consume two-thirds of your daily calories before dinner. Then, for your evening meal, eat lightly and skip desert. (by Good Housekeeping)
Leave Behind Leftovers
The thought of free food for a week may be tempting, but taking home leftovers is more trouble than it’s worth. Food loses its nutritional value with time and it takes up too much space — both in the fridge and in your stomach. (from Marie Claire)
When filling your plate with feast-worthy foods, include as many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible. “They’ll help stimulate the digestive system and improve absorption while promoting proper organ function,” says Dr. Gregory Sadkhin. Raw foods are also often richer in vitamins and minerals than anything cooked.
Fizzy drinks are infused with air, so it makes sense that they have stomach-puffing attributes. The carbon dioxide causes gas and slows down the process of the stomach emptying itself.
Add Pops of Color
If you have wide hips and thighs, wear a black pencil skirt on the bottom and a bright color like fuchsia on top. (Or, reverse it if you’re self-conscious about your upper body area.) By sporting darker colors on your “problem areas”, you’ll bring attention to the asset that you feel best about. White and champagne are also great hues to add to an all-black wardrobe like America Ferrera showcases here.
Buy a New Bra
The one thing every woman can do now to look thinner in her clothes is to buy a new bra, says Charla Krupp, author of How to Never Look Fat Again. “Eighty-five percent of women are walking around in the wrong bra, and it makes their breasts look lower than they should be.” The goal is to create as much space as possible between your waist and chest so your torso appears longer and leaner, she advises. The trick is to have an expert measure you instead of automatically buying the same size you always do. Head to the lingerie department at a fine department store or a specialty shop like the Intimacy boutique to get hooked up (no pun intended).
“Adding a belt to highlight your waist can instantly make you look 5lbs thinner,” says Romy Fazeli, beauty and health expert from Kymaro. “Creating curves can often draw the attention to the waistline creating a slimmer and sexier style.
Get Some Sleep
Sleepless nights mean stressful days, which can lead to emotional-eating binges. What’s more, researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center tracked 12 healthy men and found that those who got only four hours of rest at night had a 23 percent increase in appetite. So strive for at least seven hours of sleep a night. (by Good Housekeeping)
Your dinner could to blame for your lack of sleep.