Slimmer Fingers are great! No matter what size your fingers are… You can get slimmer fingers if you want. Whether your fingers are short and pudgy or long and lean is a matter of genetics, and you can't change your genes. But, if you're finding your fingers a bit fatter than usual and they feel tight and puffy so that it's hard to remove your rings, you can take some action to slim them down.
Losing excess weight helps reduce excess fat on your hands — along with fat on other parts of your body. Fat fingers may also be a result of fluid retention that can be decreased with dietary changes. If you suffer from arthritis or another inflammatory condition, or your thick fingers are accompanied by stiffness or pain, consult with your doctor to see if you have an underlying health problem and need medical attention.
Reduce Fluid Retention in Your Fingers
Your fingers may feel fat and swollen the day after a particularly salty meal or, for women, during your menstrual cycle or pregnancy. As you age, you may also be more susceptible to holding onto excess fluid in your hands, as well as in your feet and ankles.
To help discourage water retention, amend your diet. Reduce your sodium intake to 1,500 milligrams daily — the amount recommended by the American Heart Association for hypersensitive individuals. Approximately 77 percent of the sodium you consume comes from processed and restaurant foods, according to the AHA. Foods particularly high in sodium include packaged sandwich bread, salad dressings, deli meats, frozen dinners and canned soups. Eat out less often and prepare whole foods at home, such as roasted chicken with wild rice and steamed vegetables. Even if you add a pinch of salt from your shaker, you'll likely get far less sodium than you do from a prepackaged meal.