How to Get the Perfect Beach Body
It isn’t too late for summer yet, but is your body still ready for some fun beach action? Or are you feeling too bloated that you’d rather stay at home and take a nice shower than do a long sunbathing and hear the waves of the ocean? If so, fret not. Because you can totally work that ass off and get a beach ready body just in time for the season!
Here, we’ll show you how to live a healthy lifestyle and be physically fit for years and years in the future.
1. Drink Lots of Water
Many people, especially when the weather is too hot, turn to sodas and other carbonated drinks for refreshment rather than drinking up a glass of water; not realizing how icky that stuff is, as it is loaded with sugar. Say, a can of Coca-cola contains about 39g of sugar which has an equivalent of 140 calories—can you imagine just how much fat build up is added to your body after swallowing that coke? Yikes!
Water, on the other hand, provides many nutritional benefits. But importantly, it can help you lose weight by boosting your metabolism, cleansing your body of waste, and acting as an appetite suppressant.
So next time you’re reaching for that soda can in the fridge, well, you better think first.
- Cut Down Carbs
It can be very challenging to monitor your food intake and cut down carbohydrates from your diet, but it is also very important to know if you’re going far out of your limitation. So, here are some tips to help you begin with: avoid bread, control rice consumption—so hard, I know—to up to 3 cups a day, bid goodbye to desserts and junk foods, and lastly, know which fruits and veggies contain the tiniest of carbohydrates. Sounds hard? Worry not, as you’ll feel better when you witness the results.
- Hit the Gym
Working out is very important at keeping your body healthy. If it’s your first time at the gym, keep in mind that it’s not as hard as it may seem. First off, never forget to warm-up to gently prepare your body for the exercise session. Then try strength-training, followed by cardio. If you are unfamiliar and want an in-depth knowledge on the activities and equipment inside the gym, it’s best to get a trainer to help you out with during your first few sessions.
Although the average number of times for working out per week is 3-4 times, it can be hard to meet that goal, especially if you are a busy person. However, try to keep up with your routine as much as possible.
- Swap your Coffee for Tea
Tea is therapeutic for a lot of people. It has a lot of health benefits, and you can even decide which one to get according to how they are processed. For weight loss, you may not see dramatic effect after sipping up one cup, but it can totally help you detoxify and boost your metabolism. And if you drink tea instead of coffee, you’re likely to trim almost 300 calories from your diet.
Just remember not to take it with milk, as cows’ milk neutralizes the fat-fighting compound found in tea.
- Do Yoga
Yoga is a traditional form of exercise and way of living that focuses on your physical, mental, and spiritual health. It doesn’t only provide you with a healthier body, but it also helps for stress and anxiety reduction. But if you think there’s nothing more to that, you’re wrong. Doing yoga can also help you lose weight.
However, you may have to learn a few techniques and poses to achieve that goal. Create a routine that you would like to do every session. Over time, you’ll find yourself a lot fitter and better.
- Wear Confidence
Your mind plays an important role in your weight loss battle. Thus, if you think you’re too weak to make it through and give in to insecurities, you will have a hard time reaching your goal.
On the other hand, if you are confident and carry a positive mind, you can finally knock off the evils in your head and start loving yourself and your body. And if you love your body enough, then you will find yourself taking better care of it.
Always remember though that a person’s size doesn’t matter, so it should not stop you from doing anything you want. However, it is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, so that you can prevent acquiring many diseases, including fatal ones.
So, if you think that’s a fair enough reason to do the steps above, then are you ready to set your goal and hit the beach soon?