Best Ways To Prepare For Bikini Season

The warmer, sunnier months are upon us and I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I haven’t exactly been working on my summer body. Once this time of year arrives, I always get mad myself for not preparing sooner. However, I’ve recently learned not to panic because I’ve discovered some quick and easy tips to help get my body bikini ready in a short amount of time!

Watch carbs and increase protein intake
You can lose weight SO fast by cutting out carbs for just a few days. By replacing carbs with more protein, it helps your body burn more calories in the process of digestion.

 Photo taken from Google

Photo taken from Google

Eliminate carbonated beverages
A few months ago, I completely stopped drinking sodas and I immediately started losing weight. My skin started clearing up as well! Carbonated beverages cause bloating, so by replacing them with water or juice, you won’t just look good, but you will feel good too!

 Photo taken from Google

Photo taken from Google

Drink LOTS of water
Drinking water reduces any bloating and will help detox your body as it flushes out waste and toxins.

NO DRUNK EATING
I know many of us are guilty of this, but the harsh truth is that drunk eating is really, really, really bad for you. When there is alcohol in your system, it is really hard for the body to digest food, therefore it sticks with you longer. Try just going right to sleep after a night out of drinking and I promise it will make a HUGE difference.

Try to squeeze in a workout
When it’s warm out, I never want to be in the gym. Lately, I’ve been going for runs and doing “at home” workouts outside in my backyard to enjoy the warm weather while still getting a workout in. If you have a busy day, try and wake up earlier or write down a schedule to get everything done while setting aside time for workout. Even 20 minutes of exercise a day can make all the difference as long as you’re eating right!

I love these tips because they aren’t drastic lifestyle changes. They are minor replacements and routine changes that I have actually become used to. It requires a little extra effort, but it goes a long way.  

Happy summer!