Tips To Get The Spring Break Body You Always Wanted!
For college students, spring break is finally approaching and we’d all be lying if we said we weren’t counting down the days. I think we’d also be lying if we said we weren’t trying to work on our bodies, yet can’t because it’s so hard to eat and get to the gym as a college student. The endless homework and tests leads to stress eating and then there’s the fact that there are simply not enough hours in the day to get to the gym between classes, socializing and sleeping. For that reason, I put together a list of five tips that will have you feeling better, looking better and get you ready for spring break in no time!
Focus more on diet than exercise. You can spend hours upon hours at the gym and it won’t make much of a difference if you aren’t eating healthy. W eight loss is 70 percent the foods you eat and 30 percent exercise. However, that doesn’t mean exercise is not an important part of weight loss, so make sure you are eating right AND going to the gym!
1. Don't starve! Just use a healthy meal replacement. Starving yourself tends to not result in weight loss because you mostly just lose muscle mass and even if you do lose weight, most of it will return once you begin eating regularly again. Starving yourself also decreases your energy level, so you won’t be able to perform any sort of physical activity. Using healthier meal replacement is a small adjustment that goes a long way. Replace a piece of fried chicken with grilled chicken or high calorie drinks such as sodas with water.
2. Eat more, smaller portions throughout the day. Eating six smaller meals throughout the day instead of three bigger meals keeps your metabolism burning and appetite under control. Skipping meals is NOT good for you, so force yourself to eat even if you aren’t hungry, especially breakfast. It will prevent you from getting hungrier later in the day, so you don’t overeat.
3. Research at home workouts. Like I said, making time for the gym in college is challenging. However, there are other options to get a workout in no matter what your schedule is because there are so many short workouts you can do right at home. I personally like to follow Kayla fitness. Her workouts are 20 minutes and don’t require equipment. You can also go out for a quick 15-20 min run because it’s better than nothing at all!
4. Most importantly, be confident! Everything is fine in moderation, so don’t kill yourself and be happy in your own body and who you are because everyone is beautiful!