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Tips for healthy eating before thanksgiving feast

I love food so much that I consider myself to be an emotional eater.  I can eat absolutely anything at any time when am feeling down, upset or stressed.  I pick up something that I know I am not supposed to have at that time.  After I eat, I get really upset that I ate that way and then beat myself up by having something else to eat.

This is the wrong time to start a diet or restrict myself from eating.  But, I am tired of putting off for tomorrow for something that I should clearly start today.  With that said, I say it is never too late to start dieting and look great just in time for Christmas.  Here are my rules:

Rule#1–  Exercise! I have found that what works for me is when I workout first thing in the morning.  I think that when I don’t do it first then I find every excuse in the book to not exercise.  I really have to start pushing myself to get my butt out of the house and go to the gym.

Rule #2- Drinking water! Even though I hate drinking water, I have to drink lots of it.  I understand that sometimes you can confuse hunger for thirst.  I am incorporating water by purchasing a cool looking thermos to keep track of how much water I drink at the end of the day.

Rule#3- Choose my nighttime snack wisely.  I never use to eat snacks at night but after having the baby I became huge on eating late snacks.  Now this habit does not want to go away.  The only way that I can improve this habit is by eating healthy snacks late at night.  I have to either get a fat free or sugar free snack or some type of fruit or vegetable.  This will be tough and a challenge but if I focus on the end result then I think it could be doable.

Rule#4- Adding protein to my meals.  It is obvious that you are not only going to eat protein because then you will be following the Atkins diet.  Please do not get me wrong I support the Atkins diet and actually do it from time to time.   But, I think the point of having more protein and some carbs is because when eat more carbs you can gain some weight.  Protein fills you up quicker and holds you up longer.  The carbs that I have incorporated is wheat.  But, I only have a little bit and I have them on those days when I have really bad craving to eat carbs.

Rule#5- Cheat day.  I truly believe in one cheat day because it gives you room to indulge on all the stuff that you really want to enjoy.  The holidays is around the corner so I plan accordingly.

These are my first rules for now.  I will continue to share more of my tips and rules as I start seeing results.  Don’t let the holidays get the best of you.  Go out there and make a difference for yourself by not having to rely on some kind of magic pill but by really working hard to make yourself look better and feel better.

Dressing your body shape for the busty body type

 

 

A busty women have a Bra size bigger than a C cup . They usually have a wide back, broad shoulders and a smaller waistline. If these body types do not have the right support, then they end up looking at least 10lb heavier.  Dressing your body shape correctly will make such a huge difference in your wardrobe.  The right undergarment is my number one tip.  Here are a few tips to help you when choosing an outfit:

Tops to buy:

  • Fitted V-Neck can flatter many different body types.  Be careful with the type of fabric that you choose because you do not want something that clings to your body because it can just display every inch of your torso.  If you do buy a clingy dress, then make sure you can layer the top so all the attention goes in all the right places.
  • Scoop tops are my favorite because they can make someone who is busty look smaller on top.

Flattering skirts:

  • A-line skirts can help to proportion your body.  These skirts that can be very feminine and create a new look for your wardrobe.
  • Pencil skirts can take the attention off the top and more attention to your waistline.  It will give you curves were you never thought you had curves.  And the best part is you can take the time to flaunt what you have and feel confident.
  • If you can take the time to tailor a skirt, then please do because it will give you maximum results.

Choosing accessories:

  • Please stay away from chokers.  I have seen some women trying to pull off this look and they get more attention for all the wrong reasons.
  • Please do not choose necklaces that are too long and can wrap around your chest.
  • Bracelets and earrings can be sophisticated and simple at the same time.

Dresses to wear:

  • A-line dresses add a balance.
  • Strapless dresses are not my best choice for someone who is busty.  However, if you feel confident in this neckline then please make sure you get a good supporting bra.
  • V-neck , sweetheart  or scoop necklines are flattering too.

How to choose the right jacket

  • I prefer jackets that have a belt because it draws more attention to the waistline instead of  the bust.
  • Jackets that have pockets or a big collar can work against someone who is busty because it makes them look boxy.

Feel confident in your own skin and have fun!

Five little known facts about how to flatter your body

 

Dresses: Any clothes that can enhance an hourglass are always flattering to body types.  You can always go safe with an A-line.  It falls nicely on the body and it’s loose on the hips so that the eye does not only focus on the stomach or the hips.  The outfit should be able to nip in at the waist and loose on the hips.  You could feel more comfortable and feel powerful.

  • Tops: Fitted V-neck or scoop neck tops can also be a top that can be used for many body types as well.  Be sure that the top is not tight otherwise it beats the purpose of flattering your body.

Jacket or Coats: When choosing a jacket or coat, be sure to invest a little more than a regular top.  Two styles that I feel are flattering are the princess or a plain classic trench coat.  Belted coats can be flattering as well because it tucks in the waist a bit or gives you a waist when you may not have a waistline.

Jeans: Shopping for fitted jeans that sit low on the hips is a great choice when looking for flattering jeans.  Boot-cut and straight leg jeans help elongate your length and making your slimmer.

Swimsuits: Halter tops, supporting bras and tankinis are a great buys for many body types.  I feel that these choices can flatter your body and cover up many imperfections.

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