Look Slimmer By Tomorrow, No Really

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It’s common knowledge that it can take weeks, sometimes even months, to lose weight and look great in “that dress” for your college reunion…or have less of a bulge over your bathing suit come summer vacation. But what if we told you there was a way to look slimmer in a day? While it might take a little bit of foolery, it is possible. Here are three ways to instantly look thinner:

Spa your way svelte
At L’Institut Sothys in New York, the new Slimness Escapade ($140) claims to flush out toxins so the body appears to be better contoured. The 75-minute treatment begins with a slimming body wrap, followed by the application of a slimming modeling fluid and three different body serums, chock full of active ingredients like peptides and caffeine that claim to fight cellulite.

Eat lean
Foods like soda, bread and cheese can cause the thighs, butt and midsection to look undefined. While it can be hard to give up temptation, avoiding these foods can help disguise problem areas in just 24 hours. Soda, fatty cheeses and processed bread don’t offer any nutritional value anyway so you’re better off opting for clean foods like raw vegetables, fruits and lean protein to keep problem areas at bay. And remember, only drink water and stay away from anything with sodium to avoid bloat.

Tan to tighten
A tight body and midsection typically comes with dedication to the gym and clean eating. However, when time is of the essence, self-tanner can help create the illusion of a better-sculpted body. It’s like wearing a black dress, says celebrity spray tanner Jimmy Coco. Try Infinity Sun Glow On the Go ($40). If you want to up the ante, try defining your stomach muscles for bikini time. “Trace the center line of your abs with your fingertips and the two outer lines that separate your obliques. Then, trace the horizontal lines of the abs,” says Coco.

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