You don't need to go on a starvation diet to feel five pounds lighter in 24 hours. Follow our beauty advice, style tips and other suggestions to look and feel slimmer in no time at all.
Stand up straight
Poor posture makes people appear larger than they are. When you slouch or hunch over, your stomach sticks out, your breasts look droopy and you appear shorter and heavier. Pay attention to your posture wherever you go and make a conscious effort to stand up straight. Your stomach should be tucked in (don't hold your breath) with your shoulders pulled back and your chin slightly up. Just by standing, sitting and walking with good posture, you'll easily feel five pounds lighter. A bonus -- your breasts will look perkier than ever.
Everyone knows that you should wear black to look and feel slimmer, however black isn't the only way to appear thinner. Vertical stripes, flowing jackets, tunics, shapewear and high heels can also help you look like you've lost a few pounds. And always wear clothes that fit -- baggy clothes don't hide your weight, they make you look larger. Check out these style tips to dress yourself thinner.
Buy a new bra
At least 70% of women wear the wrong size bra. If you have never had a professional fitting, head to your local department store or lingerie shop. The right bra will make you look and feel thinner. By lifting your breasts and pulling up your stomach muscles, your torso will look longer and leaner. Plus, you won't have any unsightly bulges from your straps being too tight or cups being too small.
Get a tan
You don't need to bake in the sun or on a tanning bed to get your glow on. Self-tanning has come a long way in recent years. You can fake a tan year-round with these self-tanning tips and techniques. Start getting your glow on today to look taller and leaner.
Put your hair up
If you are going out tonight and want to feel slimmer, put your hair into an updo. Wearing your hair up high on your head in a ballet bun or messy updo will make your face look thinner and your neck look longer. Check out this video tutorial for a quick and easy updo.
Try the lemon juice diet
We aren't recommending a quick weight loss diet or fasting, but rather a 24-hour detox that will help you kick-start a healthy eating plan and make you feel five pounds lighter. In the 24-hour period, you should drink four glasses of the "lemonade" (recipe below) and plenty of water. But that's not all -- this isn't a starvation diet. Eat three meals and snacks of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes. Everything should be natural, organic and fresh. If you skip dairy, sugar, alcohol, wheat and processed foods, you may realize that a whole, fresh food diet can easily become your regular routine.
2 Tbsps freshly squeezed lemon juice
12 oz pure, filtered water
1 tsp organic maple syrup
pinch of cayenne pepper
Mix the ingredients together in a tall glass and stir well.