How to instantly look slimmer
A little secret
With the obesity epidemic at large, humans all over are attempting to find ways to slim down. Of course, it is the quick fixes people really want. After all, who wants to cut out their favorite foods, exercise until you can’t move, or even remove yourself from the beloved TV or computer screen. So, what is the secret?
We all want to enjoy life, but sometimes we don’t want the work that comes with it. Now what if I could tell you there is a way for you to instantly look slimmer without even breaking a single bead of sweat. You are probably shaking your head right now in disbelief. I did too. But, after a trial session with these tactics, I realized that it really works. And in no time, people will be asking you, “Have you lost weight recently?” or saying, “Wow, you look great. What’s your secret?”
Now, the urge to tell everybody it was strict dieting and hours of painstaking exercises might happen. And feel free to tell them that is what you did. However, I am going to let you in on a little secret - it doesn’t have to be that hard.
So, if you are looking for a way to look better, these just might be some of the tactics you might be interested in.
Everybody knows this cheap trick. It has been something people have been doing for years. But do you know why this trick works? It is because of the light and the shadows.
If a person wears lighter clothes, it will highlight every area - every bump, bulge and body issue you might have. Whereas wearing black is like hiding in the shadows. Light is absorbed by black and will give the appearance of being slimmer than you really are. It will basically hide your body issues the best and trick the eye.
The similar effect is used in makeup. When you are trying to highlight something, you use a lighter color. Black will make it look sunken in. So, if you want to get the appearance that you waistline is also sunken in, try wearing black.
Now black will work, assuming it is used correctly. I am not stating if you wear a complete outfit of black tight spandex that you will look instantly slimmer. Dress smart. Choose black (or darker colored) clothes that fit you well and flatter your shape.
Buying my own shapewear
Do you remember the Kymaro Body Shaper? It was all over informercials as one of the hot new As Seen On TV products. With my addiction to As Seen On TV products, this was another one that I just had to have.
For my daughter's birthday, we decided to take a trip to the Mall of America in Minnesota. While we were walking through the mall we ended up finding an entire store dedicated to As Seen On TV products. I was in heaven!
While we were in the store, I found the Kymaro. I had to have it. I had had a baby a few months earlier and frankly, I was hoping this would help suck in the baby bulge and get my clothes back to fitting me properly. So, I did what any As Seen On TV addict would do... I pulled out my credit card and made the purchase.
We headed back to the hotel room, which is were the issues began. Now, shapewear is intended on helping you suck it all in. Obviously, this meant it was going to be tight. The problem was - it was so tight, I couldn't even get it up past my knees. I struggled and struggeld. With my husbands assistance, I got it on.
Even though I couldn't breath, I proudly put my jeans hoping for the miracle it promised. Nope, they didn't fit any better. I was disappointed and quickly running out of air. To make matters even worse, suddenly my knees looked fat. It had just pushed my stomach down. To top it off, I was stuck. Yes, I couldn't get out of this stupid Kymaro!
I didn't like this product, and even though you can't normally return undergarments, I insisted my husband take it back. I sent my husband back to the store and he took the heat. The cashier was another male and my husband told him his sad story.
"I would like to return this. You see, I thought my wife would like this since she has been complaining about how she looked. Well, she didn't like my help on this. In fact, she won't talk to me until I get rid of this!"
Feeling sorry for him, and probably thinking he was the dumbest husband ever, the cashier took the product back. I thank my husband for taking the heat, while I stood outside of the store and watched... especially since I am the one that bought the item!
Corset your body
In the old days, women used to wear corsets and tighten them to the point where they can barely breath. While corsets aren’t used as much in today’s daily outfits, the trick still works if you are attempting to look a few pounds slimmer. The concept was to draw in the waistline and give a women an hourglass shape. Thus, appearing slimmer and more attractive to the opposite sex.
What can we do in today’s society to get the same effect. Well, you could go out and buy a corset. It isn’t as if they no longer exist. I will warn you though, in the old days, women had someone help them get dressed. It would be very difficult to attempt to lace your corset (with the strings in the back) as tight as possible to get the desired effect all by yourself. In addition, buying a corset can be on the pricey side. You can find variations in your local shops (usually used as bedroom wear), or you can check out a local renaissance festival were they are sold in abundance. You can even check out Amazon.com to see their selection.
Yet, there has to be a better way! One that is cheaper and much more budget friendly. You could opt to buy slimming undergarments or shapewear, yet the cheap versions will only make you look like a stuffed sausage. It is the more expensive versions which will ultimately hold your fat in and make you look thinner. The other negative of slimming garments is were they end. If you get a full body slimming garment, some of these go all the way down to your knees. I guess that means you won’t be able to wear those short shorts or belly shirts, since you need enough clothing to cover the entire shapewear. The other problem, these slimming garments don’t get rid of the extra belly bulge, it just reorganizes it. Therefore, suddenly you look slimmer in the waist, but now you have knee fat where the slimming undergarments end. Is that a sacrifice you are willing to make for something that still costs a pretty penny.
So, if you are looking for a cheaper version, how about wrapping yourself tightly in an ace bandage. The concept works well for an injury by stabilizing the body part. So why not use the same concept for your belly bulge. The bonus, you can wrap the areas you want to look thinner, leave the areas to give yourself curves, and still have the option of using it anywhere to best go with the outfit of the day!
Wear a booty pop
Maybe you aren’t familiar with this handy little garment, yet this little invention can help people all over the world build their confidence. It will also take the attention off the other areas of your body, since most people will be concentrating on your rear.
This clothing article was originally an As Seen on TV product. Yet, generic versions have popped up in your local stores. I know I was able to find the As Seen On TV product in my local Walgreens. If you want more information on this handy garment, click here.
Just remember, if they are focusing on other areas, like your rear, they will not notice the ones you are trying to hide!
Stand next to bigger people
This is by far the best trick in the book. If you want to appear slimmer to others, hang around people who are bigger than you. It may seem mean and it is almost as if you are using your friends, but if you are the smallest in the group, you will be perceived as the skinny one.
Now, is this fair? Not really. But, if you have friends who are bigger than you, you might as well take advantage of this very fact and make yourself look thinner. Of course, this is not saying you should base your friend’s off of their size. If they are bigger than you, it might make you feel better, but you still need to be able to tolerate them. Therefore, choose friends based off of their personality as well.
Also, a note of caution. Do not let your bigger friends realize that you are using them to boost your confidence. They might sit on you. I know I would!
Install a funhouse mirror to look thinner
We all would like to believe that mirrors tell us the truth. The reality is, the vision can be skewed depending on the type of mirror you are looking into. If you are looking into a normal mirror, they are made as flat as possible to give the most accurate reflection. However, what fun is that?
So how does a funhouse mirror work? They work because they bend, twist, fold and bulge to create different illusions. Therefore, a convex mirror will give you the illusion of being short and fat. But we don’t want to look short and fat. So, if you opt for concave mirror (when the mirror curves inward), it will make you look elongated or thinner, based off your reflection.
So, if you are looking for an instant confidence boost, tear down all those mirrors in your house and replace them with the concave funhouse mirrors. Seeing how great you look will boost your confidence. However, don’t be deceived, other people will only notice the difference if they look at you through the mirror. So, I still can’t authorize you to walk out of the house wearing a complete black spandex outfit. Just a warning!
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If you have made it this far, I am proud of you. But you must admit, this advice is far from good, and you only continued because you were wondering what was coming next. Sure, it might sound good, but the reality is, if you want to look slimmer there is only one true and tried way to do it - to lose weight.
In today’s society it is a sad reality when everybody is looking for a quick fix. While there are techniques to flatter a person of any size, these tricks don’t cover up the underlying issue. They may improve your look - they may even boost your confidence, but, if you are truly unhappy with the way you look, the only fix is to start a strict diet plan and incorporate exercise into your daily routine.
While working out and eating right isn’t fun; and it is far from easy, you will notice once you start, not only will you feel better, but you will start to look better too. The best part, you can do it without using these “cheap” tricks!
You are beautiful!!!
How do you do it?
As the theme goes, so many of us are looking for a quick fix. So, if you are one of those just hear purely for the entertainment (or if you came here looking for something legitimate), we want you advice. What do you do? I would love to hear your feedback for your most successful weight loss story, how you achieve looking good (preferably without wearing spandex), or overall what you think about the whole quick fix scenario. I look forward to hearing your comments.