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Diet Tip: Avoid Baggy Clothes

Elastic waist bands and big shirts are comfy, but they cover up your body and allow you to forget what you look like or what your weight loss goals are. They also encourage lounging around on the couch for hours. So when you get home from work and want to slip out of your business attire, opt for clothes that are slightly fitted. I'm not saying they have to be skin tight. They can still be comfortable, but not slouchy. Fitted shirts and pants made out of cotton or some other flexible material will give you a sense of your body image so you're not hiding behind your clothes. They may also inspire you to do something active.


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mtiger mtiger 8 years
I do find that if I'm wearing tighter clothes, I eat less. However, I always wear sweats and pajamas at home, but I eat healthy at home. When I'm eating out (i.e. unhealthy food), I'm always dressed up, so it works out.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I wear scrubs most of the time and they're super baggy and comfy. But I make a point to wear jeans at least once a week to make sure I'm not gaining. I did accidentally dry a load of clothes with jeans in it too hot and a pair of my jeans shrank quite a bit.
dmartinxoxo dmartinxoxo 8 years
Juicy Couture sweats are great because they're not slouchy, they definitely show off the body! ;)
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 8 years
This is unfortunately completely true for me! :) I've noticed that if I come home, have a shower and change into sweats or PJs, I'm far more likely to eat more for dinner. On the other hand, if I'm out for dinner and wearing a more fitted top or dress, then I'll eat far less. Obviously, I realise that I should take the point and wear fitted clothes all the time, but after a long day and particularly on the weekends, I want my sweats!
130k 130k 8 years
I always find when I gain a couple of lbs I lean towards my baggier clothes subconsciously.
deanna024 deanna024 8 years
I will say that even "fitted" clothes can lead to deception. If you don't properly wash jeans, they can shrink. Other fabrics can naturally stretch out over time, too. So "fitted" clothes over time may not give you a realistic view of things.
heartbreakerx62x heartbreakerx62x 8 years
This is very true. Since the style recently has completely embraced baggy clothes (empire waste, loose dresses, etc.) it is so easy to slip and gain a couple of pounds without noticing too much.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
One more reason to hate winter. Not so much the baggy clothes but all the layers make you forget there is something underneath that needs to be taken care of.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
All my house clothes are slightly fitted. Personally, I don't like baggy clothes because they make me look sloppy.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I'm actually using this tip today. I wore pants that are a bit snug on me. They were almost too big a year ago. It's the wake up call I need.
Alyssa9986 Alyssa9986 8 years
Hahaha...I do the "skinny jeans try on" thing too! At least once or twice a week - I NEVER want to go back to the summer after freshman year of college...*shudder*
haas826 haas826 8 years
thats exactly how i gained my weight. i went through a summer wearing elastic shorts and skirts and never realized all the weight i was gaining until i put pants on. now i'm back to where i want to be(which took 4 years) but i keep my skinny jeans around and try them on at least once a week so i won't go back to fat pants.
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