Top Ten Ways To Look 5 Lbs Thinner


  • Refill Your Water Glass

We get it: When you can barely button your jeans, the last thing you want to do is fill your stomach up with water. But ironically, sipping H20 throughout the day is exactly what you should do. If you are dehydrated, your body will retain water, which can lead to bloating.                                    

  • Avoid Straws

 If you’re drinking more fluids, that’s great news! But if you’re sucking them down through a straw, your efforts to de-bloat may be for naught. The reason: Sipping through a straw can cause you to take in excess air.                                

  • Pop an Antacid

If you feel like your favorite jeans are a tad too tight, water retention may not be the only thing to blame. You may have gas trapped in your stomach, too. To fight back, pop an over-the-counter antacid like Tums to help break up the bubbles hanging out in your digestive track--to look slimmer.                            

  • Match Your Pants to Your Shirt.

This is a fashion trick that instantly trims! Match your shirt with your pants and shoes. This works especially well if you dress in head-to-toe black---creating a visual longer line to your body.                        

  • Wear a V-Neck

Another easy and effective way to seem slimmer: throw on a v-neck shirt. Fashion experts say this helps make the neck appear longer, which can help you look more linear overall.                           

  • Add a Banana to Your Breakfast

Bananas are packed with potassium, a nutrient that helps regulate fluid balance to flatten belly bloat.          

  • Wake Up With Tea

The pressure, the puffy stomach, the self-consciousness—hibiscus tea can help you ditch all of it. According to numerous studies, flavonoids and other compounds found in the hibiscus plant help to counteract bloating                           

  •  Don’t Mask Bad Breath

It may make your breath minty fresh, but chewing gum also causes you to swallow tummy-bloating air.                             

  • Avoid Booze

If you already feel like you’re sporting a temporary beer belly, additional alcohol will only add to that feeling.                            

  • Take a Soak

Typically take a bath after a long day? Adding two cups of Epsom salt to the water can help deflate your belly by pulling excess water out of your body. To avoid dehydration, only do this ritual once a week.

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