We all know there’s no magic pill for weight loss. But you could be doing yourself a disservice by not using simple tools and tricks to look smaller. And most of these tips start working immediately or within a few hours. So start this morning and use these seven tips so you too can look “thinner by dinner.”
Show Some Skin Up Top
Expose a bit with a V-neckline. The open, upside-down triangle creates a high focal point up and away from your midsection and gives the illusion of a longer, slimmer upper body. The more skin displayed between chin and chest (within reason!), the more elegant your proportions will seem overall; wider V-necklines visually balance broad hips and thighs. So collect V-necks in everything from camis, tanks, Ts and sweaters to cardigans, dresses and jackets.
We already know that too much salt in our food can add to high blood pressure and heart disease, but it also can make you look bigger (for real). Eating salt does not directly increase body fat, but it can increase water retention, which would show up on the scale and in your clothes.
Accentuate Your Waist
A voluminous white tunic may sound like the antithesis to dressing thinner, but it can be surprisingly flattering. “Define your waist with a skinny belt,” Verdi says. “And the farther you are from the floor, the skinnier you’ll look, so wear platform heels.” Remember to harness the power of slimming undergarments—they’re the sneakiest look-trim trick of all.
Walk it Out
Sometimes it’s the small things that make the big difference. Walking and taking steps, even 10,000 per day can help not only slim you down, but also boost your confidence, allowing you to feel thinner as well. So, walk it out and see your results.