By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Maria Cummings
Spring-break is right around the corner, and all the major designers are showcasing their swimwear. Are you ready to showcase your body in a bikini? You do not have to need to have a perfect Sports Illustrated body to look good in your bikini this year; there is a perfect swimsuit for any body type or shape. However, after being clothed from head to toe in warm clothes, it is time to shed those layers off and some winter pounds too. No worries here because we are going to give you some tips on how to be bikini ready in no time!
Nutrition is one of the essential elements to burning fat. Why? Because you can either eat foods that enhance the fat burning process or block your fat burning progress. So, start adding a little coconut oil to your daily regime because it has been found to reduce belly fat! Be sure to check out our article on 3 Best Fat Burning Foods . Adding more protein will help build muscle (preferably more organic lean meats) which also burns fat, high-quality plant based protein shakes are good too! Last but not least, you know the drill, cut out junk foods that are high in sugar, fat, and calories. When you eat fresh and healthy, you will feel better and look your best in that bikini.
Of course, you know the next thing you need to do is to get active! If you have a gym membership, get in there! Weight lifting will burn calories long after you have worked out, even while you are sleeping. Don’t have a gym? No problem, there is plenty you can do outside the gym. Try looking up videos on Pilates or try some high-intensity interval training with a friend. You can even download an app for almost anything ranging from beginners running app to target training for a particular area; the world is literally at your fingertips nowadays! You can do it- just remember bikini goals!
If you have been doing your best to be active regularly and are eating healthy portions but still are not able to slim down because of stubborn fat, there may be an underlying issue blocking your goals. For the average person who struggles with hypothyroidism, losing weight is usually a str-ug-gle. The tricky part is that hypothyroidism often goes undiagnosed even with blood work. Finding out if you have thyroid or metabolic problems is now the easy part with our Thyroid Test kit. The good news is that testing will help get you closer to your goals because a protocol will come with your results!
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