Dressing the Part

wardrobe

For many people, the easiest part of weight loss is imagining what you'll look like after you shed those pounds. Some even go so far as to buy clothing that doesn't quite fit yet as a motivational tool to keep losing weight. This can be an incredibly powerful tool. However for those who don't want to put the cart before the horse, you can find some amazing motivation with the wardrobe you already have.

Here are a few tips on how what you wear may affect your eating habits and help you better adhere to your weight loss plan.

Just say no to stretch denim: Stretch denim, and similar clothing, can be comfortable. However, when you wear it, you're more apt to lose track of the condition of your body. After all, if your pants still fit it's hard to notice the changes that your body may be undergoing. Instead, opt for fitted fabrics that don't allow you to hide.

Rock those kicks: While stiletto heels are the epitome of style, a comfy pair of sneakers is more conducive to an active lifestyle. For example, you probably wouldn't elect to take the stairs while wearing heels, but on those days when the elevator is especially slow you just might if you're wearing the right footwear. If you're already wearing sneakers, you'll be more likely to take the stairs, park in the far corner of the lot, and even take the family dog out for a long stroll.

Make belts a must-have accessory: Because they're cinched around your waist, a belt can be an incredible weight-loss motivator. After all, there's nothing worse than realizing you've grown a notch! Making a belt essential to every outfit will help you keep tabs on your waistline and ensure there isn't any unexpected growth going on.

Wear the clothes that make you feel confident: When you feel like your best self, you'll be more motivated to maintain your weight-loss progress. On the other hand, if you're decked out in baggy sweatpants, you'll be less likely to want to flaunt your body. Wear clothes that make you feel so good you want to show the whole world.