Fashion Experts: Slow Weight Loss? Look Thinner (cont.)
Nutritionist Samantha Heller, MS, RD, reminds us that sometimes, looking our best also means accepting that our bodies may never be the size we want -- and learning to live with the size we are.
on your entire body and see what a difference it can make."
"Our cosmetic weight, the one we think we look best at, is not necessarily the physiological weight at which our bodies are the happiest," says Heller, a senior clinical nutritionist at New York University Medical Center.
On one hand, she says women should not be hesitant about going after their weight loss goals. But she also says it's important to be realistic about what those goals should be.
"Regardless of the pressure from the media to be rail-thin, we have to do our best with diet and exercise and learn how to not just accept ourselves, but revel in our beauty and health -- no matter our size," says Heller.
8 Simple Rules for Looking Slimmer
To help set you on the path toward looking your personal best, our experts give these eight fashion rules for dressing thinner and more chic:
Originally Published April 29, 2005.
SOURCES: Lourdes Figueroa, founder and CEO, UdefineU Self-Styling System. Linda Arroz, plus-size spokeswoman, Spiegel Catalog; Laura Siebold, celebrity stylist; television fashion commentator; director, Livestylist web site. Samantha Heller, MS, RD, senior clinical nutritionist, New York University Medical Center, New York.
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