It is that time of year again. The days will be getting warmer and warmer and the clothes will become more revealing and yes, it is time to think about the swimsuit. Many are working feverishly to get in shape for summer. There are many things to do in preparation for swimsuit weather and summer vacations.
First of all, eat breakfast. Eating in the morning helps to boost your metabolism at the start of the day. You should plan on exercising at least ten minutes every day. There is no doubt, however, that more exercise will be more beneficial. Ten minutes should be a minimum. That exercise should include cardio, stretching, and strength training. Make this a habit and strive to increase the number of minutes each day. Eliminate fatty type dressings. Get in the habit of using vinaigrette dressing. It goes farther and is less caloric. Choose brown rice over white rice and wheat pasta over regular pasta. Check the calories on the next loaf of bread you buy. The whole grain bread is better for you and reduces the calories if you must have bread. Eliminating carbs is usually a good idea if you are getting swimsuit ready, however. Substitute cookies and ice-cream with fruit. Investigate and experiment with new and healthier recipes. Try healthy foods that you might not be in the habit of eating. Food is a habit. Get in the habit of making healthy choices. Reach for a carrot instead of a potato chip.
If you are preparing to get in the water, drink plenty of water. Many hunger pains are actually caused by the fact that you are thirsty. Drinking water does eliminate the cravings, as well. Get in the habit of using nine inch plates. Plates have actually increased in size in the last decade. It could explain the reason for expanding waistlines. Increase your intake of natural diuretics. These are foods that increase the speed at which fluids pass through your body to help you de-bloat. Natural diuretics include cucumbers, asparagus, lemon, green tea, and any foods with a higher concentration of magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, and/or caffeine.
Reduce your alcohol intake. If you are used to having a glass of wine or pint of beer every night, try cutting back to two or three nights a week. You’ll reduce your total calorie intake and set yourself up for a better night’s sleep to energize you for your workout the next day. If you do indulge, always sandwich your drink with a glass of water before and after to avoid alcohol’s dehydrating effects.
There are many medical spas available that will assist you in your swimsuit preparation quest. They have knowledge that will make this happen quickly and most importantly, provide you with healthy benefits and healthy living.
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Source: “Top 10 Tips to Get Bathing Suit Ready.” Spark People. Web. 08 Apr. 2013.