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To limit holiday eating, wear tight pants (preferably jeans). You look thinner so people comment on that, reminding you why you shouldn't eat much. Your stomach doesn't have as much space to expand, so you don't eat too much. And the snug fit reminds you why you aren't eating as much. Simple!
Don't forget to itemize your donated clothes. Since I have began loosing weight I found I had many outfits that do not fit. I am getting rid of them. In the past I just stored them not realizing I was putting out to the Universe "I will be fat again." ...This time the ones that were large were donated even the nice stuff. In addition, I got rid of many of the baggy, comfy ones. Now, when I do my taxes next year the deduction will be nice!
I am finding it is best to wear slightly tight pants and keep that belly in! Core work at all times. PS You can sell them in a yard sale if you don't itemize!3
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