Are you tired of feeling like Bigfoot? Do you cringe at the thought of trying on shoes in public because your feet are just too darn big? Fear not, my friend! With a few simple tricks and some insider knowledge, you can shrink your shoe size overnight. Yes, really.
Before we get into the nitty-gritty, it’s important to understand why our feet seem larger than life (pun intended). Many factors contribute to foot size such as genetics (thanks Mom and Dad), weight gain (hello ice cream), age (because getting older isn’t bad enough), pregnancy (we won’t even go there) and sodium intake (pass me the salt shaker).
It’s also worth noting that different shoe brands have variations in their sizes. For example, I wear a size 8 in Nike but when I slip on a pair of Louboutins (ha! As if!) I need an 8.5 or sometimes even a 9. It all depends on the company and style of shoe.
So now that we’ve got some background information out of the way let’s dive into how to make those boats cough…I mean FEET disappear!
Hydrate Or Diedrate?
Not a typo folks! That was supposed to say “diedrate” instead of “dehydration”. Hear me out though before immediately reaching for that bottle water.
Consuming foods with high amounts of salt/sodium will cause our bodies to hold onto more water which can leave us looking bloated & puffy all over – including our feet!
Therefore decrease sodium consumption by cooking at home rather than eating processed meals prepared elsewhere (think chips or frozen dinners) & not adding any extra salt during cooking/eating process etc..You’ll quickly notice the difference in a more streamlined look
Next up is staying hydrated throughout the day. Drinking water helps flush out excess sodium which in turn reduces bloating & inflammation.
In summary, consuming low amounts of salt/sodium and frequently drinking adequate amount of water will help to disappear those duck boats for good!
Foam Roll Anyone?
Who needs an overpriced masseuse when you can get similar results with a foam roller (ok, maybe not exact same results but hey it’s worth a shot)
Roll your feet back and forth on top of the foam roller (while seated) then move onto rolling each foot individually. Don’t be surprised if you hear some popping sounds – that just means it’s working (unless they’re really loud-pop-city because that could result in other issues)
Repeating this action daily will reduce swelling and tension within the foot muscles which ultimately leads to…you got it – smaller feet!
Let gravity work its magic by propping up your peds with pillows or anything fluffy while horizontal (aka sleeping). This position allows fluid accumulation from walking/standing during the day to drain,and decreases puffiness thus reducing overall size.
Not only does it give you an extra excuse to nap, but by elevating regularly you’ll wake up noticeably thinner everyday which is always nice!
Pedi Time: Cutting & Filing
Caution: please don’t mistake this technique as “self harm”, I promise we aren’t trying create any separate toes.
In fact,cutting and filing toenails properly can help dramatically decrease their appearance.
When clipping,toenails should reach no further than just past the tips of our toes- they should also have straight edges rather than curved nail beds(no claws allowed people!).
Lastly smoothing rough edges down w/file makes them visually appear slimmer due to removing angulations/jaggedness.
This may seem like an insignificant component of appearance but once you do it, trust me – you won’t go back! (ok well maybe after 3 weeks when you’re barefoot in a public shower and realize these nails are too short to protect your feet from gross floor bacteria…so make sure to err on the side of caution)
Walk It Out
If there is one silver lining about this technique,it’s that walking is required. But before devoting time aplenty into stomping across town-let’s set ground rules:
1)Wear shoes that fit-snug enough so foot doesn’t move around inside shoe,but not too tight where toes can barely wiggle.
2)Stand up straight-proper posture with shoulders pulled back & stomach tucked will result in more muscle engagement throughout body & greater caloric burn while covering ground!
Not only will regular walks/running sessions help to decrease feet size it also gives us an excellent opportunity for mental clarity & recharging our batteries!
Everyone hates feeling constricted right?Well it turns out temporary compression (in form of socks/compression sleeves) promotes blood flow thus reduces swelling/puffiness due to improved circulation.
Comfortable socks/sleeves can be found readily available at sports stores or Amazon. Paired with comfy pair shoes and snacks (no sneaky Cheez-its!),putting your feet up will never feel so good!
Ladies,Sandals without adjustable ankle straps may have been cute online however they’re terrible for large-footed people since there isn’t anything holding them securely onto peds which causes friction/swelling.
In addition,heels over 3 inches carry higher risk potential damage therefore investing in healthy shoewear benefits everyone involved,long term-including those dainty sized 6s y’all love (you know who you are)
Donning proper fitting,supportive footwear truly goes a long way in the world of appearance and foot health.
Let’s face it- we could all use a good rubdown every once in awhile. Not only does regular massages benefit our mental state,it turns out to reap physical benefits for that which houses us upon concrete.&nSbsp;
As directed by trusted healthcare provider/physiotherapist, receiving regular deep tissue & triggering point massaging techniques can help loosen muscles and fascia clumps resulting in overall fluidity within foot structure.
Bring on this concept pizza night w/girlfriends or while doling out at-home spa day treatments..I mean if Dr.friendly said so then it must be worth consideration right?!
Slowly,wisely trimming down excess weight
Weight loss as you know is anything but an instantaneous process – whether pursued through exercise (please no too much Zumba)& changing nutritional pattern (hot Cheetos should probably-go let’s just say) .
However even minimal weight loss across body can lead to decrease size feet,noticing difference almost instantaneously-lacing up shoes will not feel like squeezing into spacesuits anymore!
Slowly adopting healthier lifestyle habits result in positive long term changes for both physical outlook & emotional confidence leaving one walking taller with each passing step they overcome!
Wrap Up Tips
Here are some quick tips to summarize:
- Minimize intake of sodium salt-foods which cause water retention
- Drink plenty water-fluid balance decreases inflammation/bloating
- Decrease sodium/salt consumption i.e eat low-sodium meal cooked at home rather than pre-packaged or fast food
- Invest appropriately fitting pair supportive footwear-Tomboy boots over heels any day!
(Just remember-no flip flops without properly adjustable ankle straps)
- Keep regular intervals foam roll massage sessions aimed towards decreasing muscle tension & promoting flexibility!
These tricks won’t make shoe sizes shrink drastically,but implementing small modifications slowly(e.g switching from bag of chips to apple)each day brings us closer every step towards smaller sized feet!
Your shoe collection will thank me!
Hey there, I’m Dane Raynor, and I’m all about sharing fascinating knowledge, news, and hot topics. I’m passionate about learning and have a knack for simplifying complex ideas. Let’s explore together!
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