If you have a couple extra pounds that you're trying to get rid of you could always try Jessica Alba's strategy -- buy $16,000 dollars worth of garments that don't fit.

She dropped that kind of cash like it was nothing at Barney's New York. Everything she bought was at least a whole size too small for her.

Jessica looks great already -- we know that. But, looking great isn't enough. She wants to be a size two again. She thinks that $16,000 worth of tiny jeans, tops and dresses will be good motivation to get her back down to mini-person actress size.

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We think it's sad that somebody who already got her stomach back to washboard flat within no time after having a baby is still feeling so much pressure to lose more weight. But, hey, if it's an excuse to do serious shopping than we're all about it!