In many cases, our medical weight loss clients dream of the day they can head out to buy new clothes… But they don’t want to do it just yet, because it feels like a waste of money when they know their sizes will continue to change. That’s understandable, but you’ll need everything from workout gear to work attire in the meantime. And when you look and feel confident, that’s a major self esteem boost that will inspire you to keep going on your weight loss journey. So you should splurge on a few new things. Here’s how to do it without damaging your bank account.
Organize a clothing swap. As you lose weight, you’ll own a bunch of clothes that no longer fit and are just taking up room in your closet. Guess what: Many of your friends probably have a similar situation going on. In fact, if you ask around you’ll probably find that most of your friends and coworkers also own clothing in a variety of sizes. Invite everyone over for a clothing swap. Just bring everything that no longer fits, and exchange for what does.
Try thrift stores, consignment, or online store apps. Buying used can save you a ton of cash. Plus, if you shop at consignment stores or on apps like Poshmark, you can resell your own clothes when they no longer fit.
Shop for stretch. Stretchy items will draw back up in the wash, and can accommodate you through a few size changes.
Accessorize wisely. The good news is that many accessories will fit for much longer, and they can help you add flair to outfits that might not otherwise excite you. Cinch a dress that’s getting too loose with a stylish belt, or throw on a long, open sweater over any outfit to add color. Items like hats and shoes will still fit as your size changes, so go ahead and indulge in a few new items.
Consider a seamstress. If you own a few favorite pieces that you just don’t want to part with, hire a seamstress to alter them for you as you lose weight.
Remember we’re here to support you in every aspect of your medical weight loss journey. If you’re feeling frustrated with anything at all, let’s discuss it at your next check-up.