You know what summer means; endless days at the beach with friends or chilling outside by the pool. This is the time when most of us would be more than willing to spend days outside in the water and out of the heat, but are a lot less eager to do so because the thought of wearing a bathing suit in public scares us half to death. But, don’t worry; we have a few tips to get you slimmer and into shape this summer.
First things first, when it comes to beverages you should always stick with water. It’s refreshing, hydrates you, and is extremely good for you! Soda is full of sugar and syrups that can make you bloated. Plus, it has no nutritional value for you. Water on the other hand is essential to your life. You need to drink it anyway, so why not drink it all the time? Water not only helps you slim down, but it also has a variety of other benefits like making your skin look beautiful. Now, who wouldn’t want that?
When it comes to food, try not to snack so much on greasy and fatty foods. When going to the beach or hanging out with friends try eating some fruits or vegetables instead of chips. If you’re having a craving for salt, try some pretzels, whole grain tortilla chips and salsa, or unbuttered popcorn. If you’re craving ice cream, try frozen yogurt instead! Try not to snack on these things constantly all day, though. Too much of anything can end up being bad for you.
Lastly, one of the most important things to do is to workout. Trust me, you’re not doing your body any favors by sitting on the computer or watching TV all day. While most of us could easily lay in bed all day (I know I could!), it’s extremely important that you’re active. Get your muscles moving by taking a walk outside, jogging around your house, having a catch with your friends, or riding your bike around town. These simple things can actually make a big difference. Don’t worry–you don’t need to buy a gym membership to get into shape (although you can if you want to), all you need is a little motivation! Check out our Workout Wednesday or Fitness Tip Friday fitness tips to get a few more ideas of workouts you can do to help get slimmer and into shape this summer.
But remember that it isn’t about how much you weigh. It’s all about feeling confident and being healthy. If you’re confident in yourself and are healthy, who cares what others think of you? Every single person is beautiful no matter what shape or size you are. Embrace your body type, put on that bathing suit, get outside, and enjoy the summer while you can!