If you just can’t wait for all those warm summer nights spent with friends sipping cocktails and sharing laughs, you also must remember that summer means beach and swimsuits! If the idea of putting your winter body in your summer clothes scares you, you should start working on your summer looks. So, here’s how to hit your fitness goal and stay healthy and strong for the summer.
Eat clean and healthy
Ask any professional fitness expert and they will tell you that the secret to weight loss lies in the diet. So, ditch the junk food and sugary snacks and load up on foods rich in protein and fiber. You can also reduce your portions a bit (we usually eat more than we actually need and end up feeling bloated and gross) and divide your calorie intake into 4-5 smaller meals. Feel free to eat a lot of veggies and fruit, especially those full of color, and take plenty of protein from lean meat and eggs. However, no matter what you do, don’t starve yourself! This will make you feel weak, but also decrease the chances of losing weight in the long run. Your metabolism will slow down and you’ll burn less fat! So, eat regular meals, but watch out for content and the size of your portions.
Load up on water
Even though there are many “zero” calorie drinks, your best bet is to load up on good ol’ water. No matter what other drink you choose, you’ll always take in unnecessary calories that will slow down your weight loss efforts. Plus, if you stay properly hydrated, your skin will clear out, your teeth will improve and you’ll feel fresh and motivated. Unfortunately, if you’re serious about your weight loss, you will also need to give up alcohol. An occasional glass of wine is okay, but sugary cocktails, beers and spirits have a lot of empty calories.
You probably know that exercise has various benefits for humans—it keeps us healthy, strong, mentally sharp and hot! So, make sure to move it, move it every day for at least 30 minutes. And you don’t even have to hit the gym! Opt for jogging or bike riding and you’ll achieve amazing results almost for free! Take your bike for a spin around the block, commute to work or even embark on a longer adventure. If you want to pedal longer distance, you can opt for electric bikes. For instance, Bosch ebikes from Eurocycles can offer you a bit of help during hard climbs and allow you to gradually build stamina and strength. These are perfect for beginners and all those who need a bit of a push during their biking sessions.
Hit the hay
If you want to get fit and have a smooth weight loss, make sure to catch enough Zs (at least 7-9 hours a night). Being sleep deprived will not only kill your motivation to eat clean and exercise but also slow down your metabolism and make it harder to shed pounds. So, hit the hay early to fill energized and ready to battle fat!
Let your bronzer help
After you reach your weight goal, don’t hesitate to show off your progress by highlighting your ripped body. A fake tan can help you accentuate your defined abs, arms and legs which will make you look even hotter than you already are!
There are many more great weight loss tricks that can get you lean and hot for the beach, but if you take these listed above seriously, you’ll achieve enough results to get you started on your path towards looking like a Victoria’s angel or an Abercrombie and Fitch model.