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How To Get Your Clothes Closer To Your Skin

It’s a fact that people who wear tight clothing have less body fat–even when their total body fat goes up–and as I’ve been teaching people for some time now, tight clothing is a big no no in the way I define my lifestyle.

What’s a great way to put on fat is to sweat, in every direction, to the point of dehydration, and then wear tight clothes all day long. The last time I tried to do this in person, it seemed to take place somewhere between the grocery aisle and Sears and I ended up with a severe case of the “stupidest thing I ever did in life” while my wife and 3 kids were in the room. I’ll be trying the “sneezers” technique some time…

One of my best discoveries was the idea of using the front of one’s shirt as a moisture trap (think “sneer-sweat”) to “trap” liquid out of your body and into your clothes, thus avoiding the need to sweat. I love this technique because it is completely natural, it works for anyone who is not allergic to it, it doesn’t require any particular clothes, and it’s cheap. The shirt works just by wicking sweat and water, but the process works because any moisture is going to evaporate off of the front of whatever you are wearing.

Here are some good ways to do this.

To get most of the water out of the sweat off of your shirt, be sure to wear a tee shirt. A t-shirt is made of cotton, so it’s designed to absorb sweat. The best way to wear a t-shirt is to put it all the way up around your neck, but not so high that you are breathing it in (which would trap the moisture inside your body and in your clothing). You may be wondering how you will be getting the moisture out of your shirt. It is best to put a small amount of hand soap in your front pocket, and then rub the t-shirt’s seam with a towel dipped in hand soap. Use soap where the wrinkles are, and never scrub at that part of your shirt. The moisture trapped in your shirt will not just evaporate, it will go through the cotton fibers to the surface of the tee, therefore it will not get rinsed away for cleaning. If you are wearing a tight long sleeve shirt, simply pull it down over your shoulder so the fabric lays flat on your body by rubbing it with a clean, dry towel.

I recently got an excellent article for T.D., by the writer Lisa W. in which she presents a method for pulling the sweat from yourself, so you don’t have to. For this, you can simply put a hand towel around your waist to pull moisture out. You can also dry your hair with a blow dryer and then, after your hair is completely dry, put a dry washcloth around your neck which will help pull out the liquid. After you have dried all of your body hair and washed all of your clothes with soap and water, turn on the microwave to heat up the water (with a cup of water in the microwave) for about 30 seconds, and then take two towels, pull moisture into them, then wipe them clean like you would a towel.

Toilet Paper. For most people, I say this should be your number one priority–and you should stock a bag of toilet paper with you at all times in all places if you have to go out anywhere. Just be sure to keep the towels handy so you can dry them at the end too–even if you have to wipe between wipes. This is just the tip of the iceberg; here are some more.

You might want to get some “dry” towels or paper towels with your favorite brand. Most women’s clothing (especially dresses) have some sort of chemical that is harmful to the skin that will make you drier–especially any that comes in liquid form.