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How to look slimmer in your holiday snaps

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

The holiday season is coming up, and that means plenty of photo opportunities! If you’re like most people, you probably want to look your best in those photos. But if you’re overweight, it can be tough to feel comfortable in front of the camera. In this blog post, we’ll give you some tips on how to look slimmer in your holiday photos. We’ll also share some ideas for taking more flattering photos of yourself. So don’t worry – you can still look great in your family holiday snaps!

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

If you’re carrying a few extra pounds, you might be dreading the idea of having your photo taken on holiday. But there’s no need to worry. With a few simple tips, you can look slimmer and more flattering in every photo, no matter your size. We also share some slimming recipe ideas on our post about salads.

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

Why overweight people are uncomfortable in front of the camera

First of all, it’s important to understand why overweight people are often uncomfortable in front of the camera. For many people, being overweight is a source of insecurity and they feel self-conscious about their appearance. As a result, they tend to avoid having their photo taken. Sarah, below, felt very uncomfortable in front of the camera when we first met her. However, after losing 140 pounds thanks to our treatment, she now feels much more relaxed!

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

Given the small size of current smartphone and digital camera screens, it can be difficult for someone who does not fit into mainstream beauty standards to see their own reflection without feeling self-conscious. This discomfort can lead to us feeling defensive or awkward when we are taking photos, and we may find ourselves trying to hide certain areas of our bodies or wishing we could have more control over how we appear in pictures.

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

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However, there are ways that overweight individuals can reduce feelings of self-consciousness when they are in front of the camera. For one thing, it is helpful to remember that cameras capture only a fraction of what we look like in person – they omit many subtle details like body language and facial expressions, which can help us to look more relaxed, confident, and attractive on screen.

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

How to overcome camera shyness and feel more confident in front of the lens

For many people, the idea of having their photo taken is far more daunting than it should be. If you’re one of those people who start to sweat at the mere thought of being in front of a camera, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Camera shyness is a common issue, but there are plenty of ways to overcome it. Katie, below used to avoid photos when she was overweight. But after losing 100 pounds, thanks to our treatment, she now loves it!

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

The first step is to understand why you’re feeling shy in the first place. If you’re self-conscious about your appearance, try to remember that the camera doesn’t see you the way you see yourself. Everyone has flaws, and the camera is far more interested in capturing your personality than it is in finding fault with your appearance.

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

7 Top Tips for Making your Holiday Snaps more Flattering

If you’re worried about being judged, remind yourself that the people looking at your photos are likely to be kind and forgiving. After all, they’re looking at your photos because they want to see happy memories, not nitpick over every little detail. Once you’ve addressed your underlying issues, there are a few practical steps you can take to become more confident in front of the camera.

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How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

First, try to relax your body and face – if you’re tense, it will show in your photos. Second, don’t be afraid to experiment with different poses – sometimes the most flattering photo is one that you didn’t expect. And finally, remember that you don’t have to take yourself too seriously – have fun with it, and your photos will reflect that.

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

7 Top Tips for Making your Holiday Snaps more Flattering

No. 1 – All About Angles

The way you hold the camera can make a big difference in how your photos turn out. For example, holding the camera up high will give you a bird’s-eye view of yourself, which can be very flattering. A great way to achieve this effect, of course, is by using a long “selfie stick”!

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

On the other hand, holding the camera at waist level will give you a more realistic perspective. Taking a photo from low down will unfortunately make even the slimmest person look heavier! The most flattering angle for any subject is if you turn slightly sideways, not full-frontal, or 90 degrees to the camera.

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

No. 2: Strike a Pose

The way you pose your body can also influence the final results. Try to experiment with different angles and positions to see what looks best. For instance, you might want to try standing with one leg crossed in front of the other. Point your toe towards the camera and shift your weight onto your back foot. This all helps make your legs and hips look slimmer.

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

Also, you could try placing one hand on your hip, to accentuate your curves, or leaning slightly forward. And make sure you hold your arms out slightly from your body, as this will make your upper arms appear slimmer. If you press them against your sides they will look bigger; think about how your thighs spread out when you’re sitting down!

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

No. 3 – Body Parts Matter!

Don’t forget to stand up straight with your shoulders back, and bring your chest forward. This pose also helps to lengthen your body and make you look slimmer.

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

7 Top Tips for Making your Holiday Snaps more Flattering

The body part that is closest to a camera will seemingly appear larger than other parts of your appearance. For example, Marilyn Monroe would cross her arms on her chest and slightly bend down when being photographed. This then highlighted her bust, but not other areas of her body. So, by taking the camera’s attention to body parts that you do feel confident about, no one notices what you’d rather hide away from view!

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

No. 4 – Keep Your Chin Up!

Another simple tip is to hold your head forwards and lift your chin slightly when taking photos. This helps to elongate your neck and avoid getting a double chin in the shot. Whatever you do, remember not to pull your head back, as this squashes your chin out even further.

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

No. 5 – Position your Hands

You may think this is insignificant, but if you angle your hands so they look smaller, it will make a difference to your overall appearance. So, make sure the edges are pointing towards the camera, rather than the full palms, or backs of your hands.

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

No. 6 – Careful with your Clothes

Everyone knows that black is slimming when it comes to clothes. However, wearing an entire outfit of just one single colour will do the trick as well, whatever the colour. One choice tends to elongate your figure and make you look slimmer than if you were wearing many different colours together at once – so avoid horizontal stripes for this reason!

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

No. 7 – Lighting is Everything

Remember that natural light is always the most flattering, so whenever possible, take your photos near a window, or better still, outdoors.

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

Take a look back at your holiday photos from previous years, and identify the poses and angles that make you look slimmer. Practice in front of the mirror until you feel comfortable with them, then strike those poses in your next holiday photo shoot.

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

Conclusion

With these tips in mind, you’re sure to take some amazing holiday photos that you’ll be proud to share with friends and family! And who knows – you might even find that you enjoy being in front of the camera after all. So go ahead and strike a pose – your best holiday snaps are just a click away. Read our new page – How to introduce change here.

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

Top Tips for Making your Holiday Snaps more Flattering

FAQ 1: What is the best way to take more flattering photos of yourself?

ANSWER: The most flattering angle for any subject is if you turn slightly sideways, not full-frontal, or 90 degrees to the camera. You could also try placing one hand on your hip, to accentuate your curves, or leaning slightly forward. And make sure you hold your arms out slightly from your body as this will make your upper arms appear slimmer. If you press them against your sides they will look bigger; think about how your thighs spread out when you’re sitting down!

Top Tips for Making your Holiday Snaps more Flattering

FAQ 2: Why are overweight people uncomfortable in front of the camera?

ANSWER: There are a few reasons why this might be the case. Firstly, they may not like how they look in photos and so avoid having them taken. Or, they may feel self-conscious about their weight and so prefer not to be in the spotlight. Whatever the reason, it’s important to remember that everyone is beautiful, no matter their size. So if you’re feeling insecure about having your photo taken, just smile and think about how happy you’ll be to look back on these memories in years to come.

FAQ 3: I don’t like having my photo taken. Any tips?

ANSWER: Take a look back at your holiday photos from previous years, and identify the poses and angles that make you look slimmer. Practice in front of the mirror until you feel comfortable with them, then strike those poses in your next holiday photo shoot. You might even find that you enjoy being in front of the camera after all! So go ahead and strike a pose – your best holiday snaps are just a click away.

How to Look Slimmer in Your Holiday Photos

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Tip No. 1 – Only Eat When You’re Hungry!

This has to be our number one, golden rule, when it comes to achieving successful weight loss. In our experience, most overweight people eat for many different reasons, other than physical hunger. But, if you allow your emotions to control your eating habits, then it is unlikely that you will be able to control your weight as a result. So, before you reach for anything to eat, stop and ask yourself first if you physically NEED to eat, or you just WANT to…

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Tip No. 2 – Use a Smaller Plate!

You’ve probably heard this many times before, but it’s a fact that people who use larger plates tend to eat more food than those who eat from smaller plates. No doubt you know about the power of optical illusions. But are you aware of just how much more generous the same size portion of food appears, when presented on a smaller plate, instead of a larger one? Have a look at the image below. It’s known as the Delboeuf optical illusion. If you stick to our mantra, “always go for quality over quantity”, then you will definitely lose weight much more easily.

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Tip No. 3 – Drink a Glass or Two of Water Before Your Meal!

Reduce your calorie intake by over 20%, with almost with no effort! Research results, published by Harvard Medical showed that people who drank two large glasses of water, just before eating, on average, consumed around 20% less food compared with when they didn’t drink anything before they ate. This is possibly as a result of the stretching and fullness sensation in the stomach.

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Tip No. 4 – Eat Slowly and Mindfully!

A growing number of studies have consistently found a correlation between speed of eating and weight, so it is officially accepted now that faster eaters are definitely more likely to become overweight. Studies have also shown that people are much more likely to eat more when their eating is mindless, as opposed to mindful. So, make meal times an occasion by sitting down at a table, with no distractions. Then eat slowly and savour every mouthful. You will naturally eat less food and also find it easier to lose weight as a result!

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Tip No. 5 – Stay Away From Sugar and Highly Processed Foods!

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Tip No. 6 – Eat Your Favourite Foods on the Plate First!

You may not be aware of how important this tip is, but the order in which you eat your food can actually have a big impact on how much you consume! It’s quite common for overweight people to “save the best til last” when eating. In other words they only eat their favourite food right at the end. It’s not so surprising then, that they also tend to eat everything on their plate, regardless of how uncomfortably full they feel. Because, of course, they don’t want to miss out on the “best bit”!

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However, our advice is to eat your favourite things first. Not only will you enjoy it more, but it’s also much easier to stop when you’ve eaten just the right amount and leave the rest on the plate.

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