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Simple Ways To Look Thinner

look thinner st george utah | riverside medical artsWould you like to look slimmer and feel more confident? There are a few simple things you can do to look thinner.

Short-Term Solutions

Improve Your Posture

Improving your posture is the fastest and easiest way to improve your appearance. Keep your chin up and your back straight. It may take some effort at first, but improving your posture will help you look and feel better almost instantly.

Invest In New Clothing

There are many simple wardrobe changes you can make that will help you look slimmer.

  • Invest in shapewear and a bra that fits correctly. Shapewear will smooth out your curves and hide imperfections. Get measured and invest in a bra that fits well. A bra that properly supports you will make you look slimmer and help your waist stand out.
  • Choose dark clothing and solid colors. Black is a classic option, but dark blues, purples, and greens can be slimming while still adding some color to your wardrobe.
  • Lengthen your whole body with heels. For maximum impact, wear nude heels when you’re wearing shorter dresses or skirts.

Long-Term Solutions

Change Your Exercise Routine

Adding strength training to your workout routine comes with many benefits. In many cases, lifting weights and doing bodyweight exercises can take inches off your waist, thighs, and upper arms, even if you don’t lose any pounds. If you don’t enjoy lifting weights, consider taking a yoga class or a Pilates class. Cardio is important, but other exercises will build tone throughout your body and help you look and feel better.

Get Help Losing The Extra Weight

While looking slimmer is a great start, the best and most lasting solution is to lose those stubborn extra pounds. Losing the extra weight won’t just make you look better, you’ll have more energy, be less prone to illness, and lower your risk for serious health problems like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Riverside Medical Arts has a variety of programs that can help you lose the extra pounds. Some patients can benefit from appetite suppressant therapy while others need hormone balancing therapy to treat thyroid problems. Schedule a consultation to learn more about your options

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Tips For Reaching And Maintaining A Healthy Weight

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All bodies are different, and the ideal weight for one person may be very different than the ideal weight for another—however reaching a healthy weight comes with many significant benefits.


Reaching a healthy weight can lower your risk for serious diseases, reduce back pain, make it easier to find clothes you like, boost your confidence, increase your energy levels, and improve your overall appearance.  Use the following tips if you need help reaching or maintaining a healthy weight:

Practice Portion Control

If you want to lose weight, you have to use more calories than you consume—it is as simple, and as difficult as that. One of the easier ways to reduce your calorie intake is to practice portion control. Instead of upheaving your entire diet, eat the same things you always do, just eat a little less. Shaving off a few calories during meals and snacks will add up throughout the day. One way to make portion control easy is to get smaller plates and bowls. Most people tend to fill whatever space they have on their plates, so if you plates are smaller, you’ll likely end up eating less. Measuring out servings may also help you manage portions.

Find Ways To Be Active

For the best results, you should combine a healthy diet with regular exercise. Find things you like to do that are active. Don’t give up on exercise if you hate running—instead, try biking, swimming, weight lifting, yoga, boxing, hiking, walking, or racquetball. Pick something you love and keep doing it, or cycle through multiple activities to prevent boredom and burnout.

Make Smart Substitutions

Smart substitutions can help you use more calories during the day and consume fewer. Try a few of these substitutions:

  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Ride your bike to work instead of driving
  • Drink water instead of soda
  • Snack on carrots and almonds instead of chips
  • Convert your desk to a standing desk so you don’t have to sit all day
  • Go for a walk on your lunch break instead of sitting in the break room
  • Cook meals at home instead of eating out

Find Out What Is Causing Weight Gain

It can be difficult to maintain a healthy weight if you don’t know what is causing weight gain. At Riverside Medical Arts, doctors will evaluate your thyroid and check for food allergies and intolerances. There are many different weight management systems available. Doctors will help you find a system that is suited to your specific needs. Schedule a consultation to learn more.

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