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Another Way to Eat Less this Holiday Season

Every holiday season we hear about (basically the same) ways to avoid eating too much. But this year, there is some new research that shows that the color of your plates could make all the difference. Apparently, red plates make us eat less! 
The original concept behind this research (from the University of Parma, Italy and if they know anyone knows their food, it's the Italians!) was that it was the contrast in color between your food and your plate that encouraged or discouraged eating more. But it turns out that it's the color red specifically that will make you eat less. The research did say that they don't know if the color will be as effective if you know about it, as it's an unconscious reaction. But we are willing to give it a shot regardless. So, gotta run now, off to buy red plates!
Oh, and if you also buy red plates but don't find them as effective as they should be (i.e., if you eat too much - though clearly now it's the plates' fault not yours) make sure you are wearing your extra comfortable Not Too Tights. Too much food may make you uncomfortable, but no need for your tights to anymore!
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How Warm Are These Tights?

We've already confirmed that Not Too Tights are the most comfortable tights you'll ever find, but now I want to know how warm they actually are. I'm headed off to Myanmar/Burma for the holidays, and while most of the country is warm, we will be heading to a cooler area to do some trekking.

I know they are perfect for wearing with dresses and skirts in the New York City winters, but now I'm going to find out if they will make a difference during three days of trekking in Inle Lake. It's supposed to be absolutely beautiful and amazing, and while not nearly as cold as NYC, the cold of three consistent days of being outside with no heat will add up!

As I was packing and trying to figure out what I can bring to be both comfortable and warm in, our awesome tights came to mind. I won't mind wearing them underneath other pants, since they don't pinch at my waist the extra layer won't make me feel fat like wearing regular tights under pants would.  And they are pretty warm, so I feel the extra thin layer could make a real difference in my warmth, and not in my small suitcase! I hate being cold, so I really hope they help. I'll keep you posted. Hope you are staying warm through the holidays!

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Being Grateful

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It's not religious so it includes everyone, and growing up Jewish with mostly Christian friends, it's the one holiday that made me feel like I was invited to the party. As a teenager, aside from Thanksgiving, holidays meant two things to me: either everyone got to go out because we didn't have school the next day but I had to do holiday things with my family, or everyone I knew was doing holiday things with their families and I was bored.  Thanksgiving on the other hand, was mine and my friends alike. Plus, everyone appreciates a bit of giving thanks and taking time to look at all of the good instead of the daily grind trying to get more and better. 
Or so I thought it was the one inclusive holiday until I married a Brit a couple of months ago! It's shocking really, I married someone with whom I have NOT ONE holiday in common. He's Anglican, so he celebrates the usual holidays, Christmas, Easter, etc. I expected that. I didn't expect, however, to not even have Thanksgiving. AND to add insult to injury, this year we have not just Thanksgiving and Chanukkah, but Thanksgivakah (when Thanksgiving and Chanukkah overlap) and he can't even relate to half of it! He's just wondering when his Christmas tree will arrive.  Oh, and did I mention I live in Hong Kong? Land of all British holidays, Chinese holidays, Christian holidays and at least acknowledges all Commonwealth country holidays (who even heard of Canada Day or Australia Day??) and we don't even get so much as a firecracker on the 4th of July. I'm Jewish, married to a Brit and living in Hong Kong. I'm basically in a holiday-I-celebrate desert! AND on the only Thanksgivakah (when Thanksgiving and Chanukkah overlap) that I will probably experience in my life. But I digress..
Thanksgiving remains the best holiday, and I like seeing everyone take time to be grateful. Oh, and if you do eat too much this Thanksgiving (is that really even a question?), Not Too Tights will be your BFF. Not only are they more comfortable and eliminate that annoying little roll on a daily basis, but they come extra in handy when you eat a bit too much turkey and that roll doesn't feel as little as it usually does. Plus they don't dig, so you won't have that even more uncomfortable indentation from your tights when you take them off after Thanksgiving dinner. Two things to remember, take time to be grateful and and be comfortable with Not Too Tights
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Why are Not Too Tights so fabulous you ask?

You may have read enough of our site to have an idea of how Not Too Tights got started, we hope you have! But we realize that we may not have given enough information about why our tights are so amazing and why you'll want to wear them. First, I'll start by including a picture of myself in them in case you think our model doesn't have the little roll because she is so thin. Even she would have the mini muffin top in regular tights, I swear! For context, I'm 5'9" and weigh 126 lbs on a good day. So not fat, but my midsection isn't my forte. Regardless, the little roll has been a life long battle, until we developed Not Too Tights! 

When we describe our tights, many immediately compare them to Spanx, which in theory we love as Spanx creator Sara Blakely is amazing. You can read more about her inspiring story here (in fact, I recommend keeping her story handy so you can refer to it whenever you feel defeated! She will remind you that you can achieve anything if you set your mind to it, and do some good in the meantime.) 

However, our tights really aren't anything like Spanx, they are for when you don't want or need the sucking in that Spanx offers. Not Too Tights are for when you want to feel comfortable and just don't want that annoying little roll at the top of your tights. I would never knock Spanx because they are amazing and perfect for when you want to look great in a slinky dress. But many of us don't need or want that sort of "control" on a daily basis, we just want to feel good. The purpose is also different because unless you wear the Spanx that come up to your boobs (not the most attractive look in the world), they will also create that mini muffin top we are trying desperately to avoid!

Not Too Tights have a looser, wider waistband so they don't pinch or dig into your waist creating that little roll no matter how thin you are. And as a bonus, that also makes them more comfortable! Hard to believe because you are so used to uncomfortable tights, right? Oh, and you can wear the waistband wherever it's most comfortable for you, lower or higher on your waist. The wider, stretchier waistband will fit and stay put wherever you place it! Try them and you'll never turn back. They are as comfortable as we say AND no little roll that makes you feel less confident and doesn't look so good in many outfits. Because they are tights, they will naturally smooth things out a bit, but not in the sort of sucking way that Spanx does. Not Too Tights are also great for the pre-Spanx crowd, the lucky ladies who have never thought of needing some sucking assistance, but because they are human, still can't avoid the mini muffin top. 

Try Not Too Tights, you won't regret it. Do it!

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Burgundy Tights


We've finally launched our fabulous Not Too Tights featuring a wider, looser waistband. No matter how thin or in shape you are, it's nearly impossible to avoid that pesky roll formed by the waistband of your tights. Well, that concern is now a thing of the past, we no longer have to worry about how that mini muffin top makes us feel or look in our clothing. Not Too Tights will revolutionize your tights wearing experience!

Since we've gotten such an amazing reaction to our tights, we are trying to decide how to expand our color and pattern collection. To start we focused on black tights and black pattern tights. Then staples including navy tights and brown tights. Now it's time to have a little fun.

We are considering introducing burgundy tights. The color is very on trend this season and they can look fun or professional depending on how you wear them. With a black dress, black shoes and a chunky necklace, they work well for the office. Throw on a pair of burgundy tights with a patterned dress and ankle boots and you are good to go for the weekend. Plus, who doesn't love a color that reminds you of your favorite wine? We are thinking burgundy tights should be a go!

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