Are you slightly hesitant about being able to fit into your brand new bikini? Well, all those boxes of fried chicken, pizza and donuts piling up in your refrigerator aren’t helping. Plus sitting in front of the TV day and night watching sweeps week will slow your progress as well. However, do not despair. Here are some tips on helping you to get a sexy bikini body.
A healthy diet is the key to creating and maintaining a body that your best critics would kill for. All you really need to do is stay motivated and focused and you’ll see results in no time at all. When counting calories, remember that one pound equals 3500 calories. A safe and healthy way to loose weight and diet is by reducing your daily calorie intake by 500 calories per day. Eat plenty of protein, stay away from high carb meals, sugar (unless it’s natural sugar) found in fruits. Opt for water over fruit juices and sodas and by all means, try your best to stay away from alcohol. They’re empty calories that will counteract all of the hard work you’ve put in up to that point.
Proper and consistent exercise will keep your energy levels high and the pounds will seem to melt away before your eyes. Here are some cardio exercises to hit those troubled spots: For your abs and torso area, crunches and sit ups will help shrink your stomach and even lessen the amount of food you can eat. For your arms and shoulders, elliptical and small weights will firm up any flabby areas and give you an even skin tone. For hips, thighs and buttocks, cycling, running and jogging (getting your heart rate up to 65% of its maximum, which is 220 minus your age times 0.65) burns fat and calories. Plus it tones up all of those loose areas below your hips that shake and jiggle. Remember you must do the above exercises for 30-60 minutes a day at least 5 times a week. The best time is usually before you start your day so afterwards your energy level will be elevated and you’ll breeze through your daily schedule.
So, remember these few extra suggestions that will help you to stay on the right track while working towards your better bikini body. Avoid high calorie snacks. Stick with fruits and vegetables if you’re hungry in between meals. Keep moving. Don’t sit around and become a permanent fixture on the couch. Walk to the store, walk up stairs instead of elevators and do spot exercises while sitting at a work desk or dinner table. Be positive because if you follow these instructions, you will see results and treat yourself to something nice that’s not food when you do. Good luck.