A little diet modification, some simple exercise, and selecting a swim suit based on your body type can dramatically change the way you look and feel this summer.
Balance is key! Don’t skip meals, just make sure the meals you eat are of good nutritional quality and proportions are appropriate for your goals (this means keep junk food to a minimum). Of course, eating lots of fruits and veggies are a great way to feel full without adding major calories (that is if you skip all the awesome sauces and dips that accompany these).
If you are going out to eat, consider a healthy appetizer or a salad before the meal to decrease the amount of calorie dense foods you may consume in the entrée. When faced with the urge to snack, opt for healthier foods such as fruit, veggie sticks, yogurt, mixed nuts, and protein bars or shakes.
Lots of water is also a key. It helps to curb cravings and hunger pains, but is also very healthy and good for the body and skin. If you aren’t a fan of plain water, add a bit of lemon, lime, or orange wedge, a cucumber slice, or a sprig of mint.
Adding the flavored packets, thought they may be fat free and sugar free, still add calories our bodies don’t need. When enjoying an alcoholic beverage, consider lower calorie options. Keeping a food journal can be helpful to see where you are falling off pace if you don’t seem to be getting the results you desire.
Remember, the goal is not to deprive yourself, but rather to control yourself. Forgiveness is a must because no matter if you have the strongest will power in the world, you will get off track. Start over each new day and eventually healthy eating will become a habit.
Consider exercises that will enhance the areas seem most in a swim suit. Whether going to the gym or working out at home, incorporate at least 90 minutes of cardiovascular activity each week. You can break this up into however many minute sessions you choose and on how many days you choose.
Remember, you don’t have to stick with one method. If you bore easily with exercise, consider getting a pair of roller blades, playing tennis, going on a bicycle ride, or just walking. You can jump rope or even do jumping jacks for added variety.
Keeping goals realistic and able to fit exercise into your schedule will help make you more successful. For toning, lunges and squats are great for the buttock, legs, and even the abs. Simple crunches (there are many varieties) are great for showing off a toned stomach during the summer.
For arms, push ups are great as they work many muscles at once. If you prefer the gym, a series of machines that target the biceps, triceps, and deltoids are great for sculpting.
Just in case your eating and exercising hasn’t yet gotten you to your desired goal, consider your body type when choosing a swim suit. Choose darker colors as they can be very slimming and opt for minimal patterns because patterns can draw attention to unwanted areas. Suits with spandex are good because they help to hold areas in place.
Padding and push ups can aid in adding cleavage and underwire can add support for a fuller chest.
If you want to minimize a fuller chest, a suit with a full bottom, perhaps a skirt, will help balance the overall look. For a longer body consider a one piece and for shorter frames a one or two piece with a high cut on the hip can be elongating. A tankini can be good to give the impression of an hourglass figure.
Now that you know what you need to do to rock the beach this summer, the rest is up to you. A little work can go a long way, even if you don’t have much time. Whatever progress you make, confidence will soon follow, ensuring you look and feel your sexiest this summer!
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