We are in the midst of summer and it is getting hot outside, which means that it is time to hit the beach. But does the thought of putting on a bathing suit get you feeling anxious and worried? Here are a few tips to get your booty in shape for putting on your bathing suit.
- Focus on cleaning up your diet. Remove processed foods and focus on eating plenty of lean protein and vegetables. Try and limit your starchy carbs like oatmeal, quinoa, rice to the morning hours and after your workouts. If you focus on eating whole foods and reduce sugar, you will be sure to be eating for fat loss.
- Exercise. Get your booty moving!! If you want to burn that fat off your buns then you have to get them moving! Add in 20 minutes a day of high intensity interval training to get your heart rate up and your body burning fat. You may want to add in some polymeric exercises that target your lower body for an extra burn.
- Drink plenty of water. You have probably heard it a million times but we really do not drink enough water. Water is needed in your body in many of its fat burning processes. Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins ( this can help the appearance of dimpled skin) and to help keep your body hydrated and running at its optimal fat burning capacity.
- Balance your body with stress reducing techniques. High stress levels can hinder fat loss and increase cortisol levels in the body. Try balancing high intensity exercise with stress reducing techniques like leisure walking or gentle yoga.