Is your summer holiday looming scarily near? Looking into ways to get your body ready for that hot bikini you’ve had your eye on? Or simply want to start wearing crop tops and distressed cut off denim shorts? Well look no further, Laurence Beeken, Food Information Executive at Weight Loss Resources shares with us 5 simple ways to get your bikini body this summer.
1. Avoid Faddy Diets! (In fact don’t diet at all!)
In reality, no matter how many promises they make, quick fix diets do not provide a long term solution for weight loss. The restrictive nature of fad diets quickly leave us craving sugary, fatty foods so that we give up and pile the pounds back on, usually with a few more – just what you don’t want!
2. Be More Active!
You don’t necessarily need to become a slave to the gym. Brisk walking or dancing around your living room will do. Take every opportunity to increase your activity – walk to the shops, walk up the escalators/use the stairs, find the furthest parking space in the car park!
3. Plan Ahead!
Plan every meal ahead to make sure you have the right food available at the right time.
4. Eat Regularly! (Including breakfast)
Regular meals, including breakfast, help you to regulate how much you eat by stabilising blood sugar levels and allow you to recognise natural feelings of hunger and fitness.
5. Eat Slowly!
It’s not hard to eat slowly, but will take a bit of practise and a conscious effort to begin with to make it a habit. Here’s how to do it
- Take smaller mouthfuls
- Chew slowly
- Put your knife & fork (or spoon) down between mouthfuls
- Try to eat slower than anyone else eating with you
So there you have it, 5 simple ways to get your bikini body this summer that you can start straight away! To go a step further implement some simple abs and squats exercises morning and/or night to get that rocking body you want.