The Easter season has come and gone and summer now looms on the horizon…and with it that dreaded moment when you’ll find yourself shopping for a swimming costume. Don’t fret, if you act now there’s still time to tighten up before hitting the beach.
Do these 6 things NOW to quickly get yourself into bikini shape…
1. Eat more Veggies:
Your mum was right, eating vegetables really is a good idea, especially when preparing to shimmy into a bikini. Why? There are a couple of reasons. First, veggies are low in calories and high in fiber, which means that you’re filling up without packing on pounds. Second, the vitamins and minerals in fresh vegetables nourish your body and cut down on cravings.
2. Add five Minutes:
Each week, between now and your beach debut, I want you to add 5 minutes to your workouts. Just five more minutes. The slight increase from week to week will hardly be noticeable, but the extra fat burn will pay off nicely. Use these extra five minutes to do intense burst of exercise, such as burpees, squat to presses and walking lunges.
3. Double up on Water:
Not only will staying extra hydrated help your skin to have a healthy glow, it will also speed up your fat loss efforts. Most of us are walking around in a state of chronic dehydration, which contributes to fatigue, stubborn weight gain and constipation. By drinking more water throughout the day, and by limiting your intake of caffeinated beverages, you’ll become healthier, more radiant, and sexier in that bikini.
4. Power up with Protein:
Every time you eat a meal, toss some protein in for good measure. Whether you go with lean chicken or beef, beans or lentil, or Greek yoghurt, plugging protein into every meal helps your body stay full and feulled. When you keep protein in your system, it’s much easier to say no to whatever unhealthy temptation comes your way.
5. Get more Sleep:
One of the easiest ways to speed up your metabolism, and increase your fat burning, is to get at least eight hours of sleep each night. I know that it’s not always easy to get a full night’s sleep, but the benefits are quite worth it. While you sleep your body works to restore itself, a very important process that assists with your fat loss efforts. Now go to bed already!
6. Get Weighty:
If you want to burn more fat off your body, you need to hit the weights. That doesn’t mean you have to become a professional body builder or push yourself until you can bench press a small car. What it does mean is that you need to include weights and strength training in your routine a few days a week. Weight training won’t make you bulky, in fact it will only help you to emphasise your natural shape and get you Bikini body ready in no time!