Feelin’ fat? Do this.

Posted: October 15, 2012 by jerkmag in CRISP -- health
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You know those days when you just feel fat? It might not be your shark week or the boy-you’ve-been-crushing-on’s fault, but whatever the reason, it’s annoying, and you don’t want to do much of anything.  Am I right? (Sorry guys, this article isn’t really for you.)

Well, here are some tips to reverse this fat day coma from prevention.com

Wear red: It doesn’t matter if it’s lipstick, nail polish, or clothes: There’s something about the color red that instantly makes you feel bolder. Plus, its been studied that males like a girl that wears the color red.

Put on a belt: While a belt may be the last thing you want to wear when you’re feeling “fat and blobby,” says Stafford, it can also remind you that your body has an actual shape. Realizing that you’re actually NOT fat gives you a little more confidence during that day.

Accessorize: Anything from a really fabulous shoe, to a great pair of earrings, a killer clutch, or even a statement lip-gloss can help distract you from your figure and highlight the body parts you do love.

Choose form-fitting clothes: Baggy clothes actually make you look bigger, meaning that those well-worn sweatpants you love aren’t doing you any favors. On the other hand, clothes that are more fitted and tailored, like a blazer, can do wonders to enhance your shape. If you feel fat, don’t make yourself look fat because others might think you actually are fat. Just a tip…

Get your yoga on: Research shows that mindfulness meditation (and yoga!) can lead to positive mood changes. Studies also show that long-term mediators have increased gray matter density in the brain stem, which has been linked to improving self-control and emotion regulation, says Kelly McGonigal, PhD, a health psychologist at Stanford University.

For more helpful tips during your awful fat day, go to www.prevention.com

What do you like to do on your fat days?

-Brooke Leone

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