Squeeze Into It.

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Now that I work from home, I live in comfy clothes; bring on the sweat pants, t-shirts, and sweatshirts. Why bother wearing anything else if I’m not going anywhere? 

That being said, lately I’ve been purposely getting myself dressed. I’ve been wearing my jeans and figure flattering tops in favor of the latter. Why!? Because when I get myself dressed and wear clothes that aren’t as forgiving (when you’ve had one too many margaritas), it makes me more mindful of my food choices.

Working from home, I have access to food 100% of the time. If I even feel the slightest nudge of hunger, I’m in the kitchen looking for something to eat. This can lead to over-eating, even if I’m snacking on healthy things; fruit, nuts, veggies, etc. By getting dressed in clothes that are a little tighter, I think twice when “hunger” calls my name. Sometimes I’m not really hungry, I’m just thirsty, bored, or craving something. If I have jeans on that might be a little tighter around the waist, I am MUCH less likely to grab an extra handful of whatever is in the pantry. 

I’m not asking you to squeeze into jeans that are so tight you can’t breathe or literally won’t button. But when I want to say no to cookies, cakes, and candies? Slap on the tight jeans. You will be a little more aware of your surroundings, so to speak.

Think about it, if you gained a few pounds and put on some tight jeans, it’s a reminder that you might need to cut back a little. Don’t go back and put on some stretchy pants! No. Doing this makes you forget (at least it does for me). Instead, find some jeans that you can still wear comfortably, but that won’t be so forgiving that those extra cookies call your name one too many times.

It works for me, I hope it will work for you too! Happy weekend!

QUESTION: Have you ever tried this? Did it work?

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