Got a party this weekend that you need to look svelte for?
If you need to do a quick trimdown,
here are 10 effective tips
used by models and actresses
when they need to get event or red carpet ready.
How To Look Thinner By The Weekend
1. Lose the carbs and the dairy.
Complex carbs and dairy cause the body to retain water, and bloat.
Removing all of the “whites” (anything made with or including flour, sugar, rice, pasta, potatoes) will give you visible results within days.
2. Plan Meals Carefully
Load up on high water content vegetables including celery, cucumber, asparagus, and leafy greens.
Apple cider vinegar and lemon juice make great low cal, fat free, fat burning dressings.
Stick to very lean proteins such as white fish and chicken.
Snack on raw, unsalted almonds.
When getting red carpet ready actresses account for every bite of food. It takes a huge effort to look that lean.
3. Avoid Sugar Free Chewing Gum
The artificial sweeteners in gum can’t be digested, and make you retain fluids. There is also theory that you fill up with air and get gassy. Who knows if its true or not, but why take the risk?
4. Drink Water.
Flush your body out with as much water as you can.
Avoid caffeinated beverages, carbonated beverages, juices and alcohol.
Sodas and diet sodas will bloat you and make you more thirsty, so stick to plain, still water.
Water too boring for you? Enhance it with drops of flavored Stevia to make it more palatable
5. Use Caffeine Topically.
Body lotions and facial moisturizers containing caffeine have been shown to reduce puffiness. Caffeine can be absorbed through the skin, and act as a mild diuretic.
Every Hollywood actress I have ever worked with has been an avid runner. Running is my idea of hell, but to those who need to look lean, it is an essential part of the overall equation.
7. Book A Massage
I skip number 6 and double up on number 7!
A good massage can help flush out fluids. And if it doesn’t, at least it feels good!
We all look better with a tan.
Stay away from the cancer beds, and instead opt for an airbrush tan. A good airbrush tanner will be able to spray a little definition onto your arms, torso and legs, making you look instantly thinner.
9. Work Your Bones.
Employ a few makeup tricks (or a makeup artist) to highlight and cut your cheekbones, give you an Evangelista jawline, define your shoulders, and collar bones.
Run a shimmery highlighter up your shins and down your arms.
10. Wear Support Undergarments.
There’s nothing quite like a sturdy pair of industrial strength power pants to hold you in in all the right places.
And don’t be fooled into thinking support wear is just for the curvy girls – even the thin, perfect bodied girls use a little support under those fabulous dresses.
Almost every red carpet event I have ever worked has involved an actress in some pretty spectacular underground support ensembles.
Support wear serves a double purpose too – it is generally so uncomfortable and restricting that you can’t relax into poor posture while wearing it – it forces you to keep your shoulders back, hips squared, torso lifted.
And good posture always makes you look thinner!