OK, here's one of my favorite photoshop tricks. It works like a charm and it shaves at least ten pounds off your subject. Here's how you do it.
I'm going to assume we're using windows, here.
1. Open your picture in PS or PS Elements.
2. Hit control A - note the whole shot has been selected.
3. Hit control T - we now have handles on the sides of the picture. Look up you will see the percentage of the transformation. Take the left handle and move it to the right until the percentage is 94%. Any more than that and it no longer looks realistic.
4. Click on the crop tool - it will ask you if you want to continue. Yes
5. Crop the picture.
Voila, your subject has just lost ten to fifteen pounds. The desire not to be sued is keeping me from showing you a before and after. Just trust me this works.
Hope your enjoying your holiday.