Springtime is here and now is the perfect time for you to get ready for warm weather. If you have a few extra inches that you would like to shed before baring all in a bikini, there are a few things that you can do to tone, tighten and firm your body before hitting the beach.
One of the most effective ways to start shedding pounds is by cleaning up your diet. Eliminating processed foods from your diet is one of the fastest ways to drop pounds. Prepackaged foods contain an extraordinary amount of salt, sugar, and additives that can wreak havoc on your weight. Since most prepackaged foods are made with ingredients that are not from nature, your body cannot effectively convert these foods. Your body will take these foreign ingredients and store them in your fat cells. Your blood sugar spikes, and you are left feeling tired, lethargic and heavy. Eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy carbohydrates, and lean protein will have you shedding pounds and feeling more energetic in a very short amount of time. For a simple way to stick to this plan, only shop on the outside isles of your supermarket. That’s where all the fresh food is sold.
For many people when they hear work-out the only word they hear is “work.” It really does not have to be. For someone who has never exercised or has gotten out of the habit of exercising, finding a time to work it into a busy schedule may be the biggest challenge. To do this, you have to think of exercise as a vital part of your day. Think of it in the same light as you would of taking a shower or brushing your teeth. It is just something that you automatically would do. An effective exercise plan does not have to take over your life. Just by doing 20 minutes of a combined cardiac and strength training program three times a week is a great way to speed up your metabolism. Cardiac work will strengthen your heart muscles and increase endurance and weight training will help you to sculpt sleek, sexy muscles. You may even want to add yoga to your program. Yoga is a great way to increase balance and flexibility, as well as aid in you in weight loss.
A Little Extra Help
While cleaning up your diet and incorporating exercise into your weight loss efforts are great, sometimes, a little help is needed to get your body exactly the way you want to see it. For many women, having children and hormonal changes make it difficult to get certain areas looking firm. Sometimes, no amount of diet or exercise can uplift breasts, address inner and outer thigh issues, or remove belly fat or love handles. To get those areas addressed, you may want to enlist the help of a board certified plastic surgeon. Procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast lift surgery, when done by a qualified physician, are a safe and effective ways to help you feel more confident and comfortable with the image of your body.
With just a little bit of time and effort, you can have a bikini, shorts, or skinny jeans body in a very short amount of time.