Accentuate Your Assets When You're Trying to Lose Weight
My Bone Broth Diet takes your extra pounds off fast—but of course, no diet works instantly. In my last post, I shared fashion tips that will help you look slimmer while you’re reaching toward your goal. Today I want to talk about something even more important: how to stop over-focusing on your weight, and instead draw attention to the terrific things about you--accentuate your assets! Here’s the thing: When you put all of your attention on your weight, you draw other people’s attention to it as well. But that number on the scale isn’t the most important thing about you—so let the world see what really is important! Here are some powerful assets you can accentuate.
Your sense of style. Think about the most popular celebrities these days. One thing that draws people to them is that they cultivate a style that stands out from the crowd. Adele, Lady Gaga, and Mindy Kaling, for instance, have very distinctive styles, and all three totally rock their unique looks.
So what’s your style? Is it classic, retro, or cutting-edge? Do you love leather, velvet, lace, or denim? Are you crazy about Manolos, or are you happier in boots and blue jeans? Define your own style—and then flaunt it.
Even in the workplace, you can show off your style while staying professional. For instance, I once knew a corporate trainer who totally radiated style with her signature red dresses, stylish heels, sculpted nails, and fabulous hair. Although she was twenty or so pounds overweight, she was so dazzling that everyone thought “wow!” when she walked by. She turned more heads in a room than anyone else, including her teeny size-two colleagues.
Your favorite features. Rather than focusing on hiding your extra pounds, play up the features you like best. Show off gorgeous hair with a new “do.” Draw attention to beautiful eyes with designer frames or a new shade of eye shadow. Frame a beautiful face with some spectacular earrings.
Remember, nobody’s perfect. So, in realtor terms, do a little “staging” to camouflage your flaws and emphasize your strong points.
Your amazing self. Are you funny? Adventurous? Creative? Smart? Kind? Right now, I want you to make a list of the things you like best about yourself, and think about just how great you are. It’s a cliché, but beauty really does start on the inside—so let your inner beauty shine.
And don’t just take it from me—take it from celebrity stylist Michelle Phillips, who says that confidence is the biggest key to being beautiful. “No one's going to look at your nose or your thighs,” she says. “They're going to be looking at your great smile or your cute personality.”
— These three strategies will ease your path to your goal weight—and they’ll continue to make you happier even after you reach that goal. So give them a try… and show the world how awesome you are!