How to Wear the Clothes that You Want

October 13, 2014 at 1:06 pm

fitting clothesSo you’re walking down the street, minding your own business, when suddenly, you see an advertisement. “Sale”, it says in four big red letters. And there it is, right across the street – one of your favorite brands has just announced a sale! You’ve just got your paycheck yesterday and in the mood to reward yourself for the stresses you’ve had the past month. What’s a girl to do?

You go inside the store and immediately you see the pair of pants you’ve been saving up for. Quickly you walk to the right aisle and look for your size, and just to be sure, one each of a size bigger and a size smaller. You head to the dressing room and try the pants on, but halfway through you realize it doesn’t fit! Not the type to give up easily, you try to wiggle your way in, until you have no choice but to put the other one on. So you did, and yet, it still doesn’t fit!

What could possibly have happened? You gained weight! Though gaining weight might not always be a bad thing, it does have disadvantages. One is that you might not look that good in the clothes you want to wear. Some may argue that you could always just buy new clothes, but what if those that you want are only available in certain sizes? Remember, lose pounds the healthy way so you’re sure they’ll go away. Here are five tips to do just that:

 

1. Wake Up and Move

Having the right amount of sleep every day will help you lose weight. According to a study, a sleep-deprived person can gain up to 3 pounds more compared to a well-rested person. The effects of sleep deprivation are thoroughly discussed in this page. So make sure to catch that needed rest.

Once you wake up, start your day right by going to your exercise routine. It jumpstarts your metabolism and may even regulate your appetite throughout the day.

 

2. Less Salt, More Water

Salt is in almost every American food, and the amount of salt in a year consumed by an average person causes up to an additional ten pounds. Water will keep your body hydrated, and will take up space in your stomach, causing you to eat less. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out which you should have more. Reading this article about recommended intakes of salt will help you a lot in a managing your diet.

 

3. Note the Time and Quantity

It’s not just about what you eat, it’s when and how much you do. Breakfast is always essential, a routine that shouldn’t be missed. Snacking is also good to make sure that you don’t go hungry for long, decreasing the chance that you’ll go and eat more than you really need.

A good tip would be to prepare your meals beforehand. Some people think of their daily meals at the start of the week and just freeze it. Eating homemade food is better, since you have more control of the ingredients you put in what you eat. Others have a go-to healthy restaurant just in case they don’t have time to cook.

 

4. Protein

We’ve all heard of high-protein diets done by bodybuilders and nutritionists to lose fat and build more muscles. It takes longer to digest than fats and carbohydrates, so you’ll feel full faster and for a longer time. Protein is available in capsules, but it’s always better to have it from fresh fruits and vegetables. You can get some of the best protein shake recipes from this health website.

 

5. Throw Away the Fat Clothes

Once you achieve the size you’re aiming for, throw away the old fat clothes. The knowledge that you’ll need to buy more of the bigger size if you gain all that pounds again is enough motivation to keep your ideal weight.