Summer is fast approaching and before you know it, it’s already time to don your favorite two-piece bikinis and go on that much-awaited trip to the beach. But of course, you’d have to first make sure that you have a bod worth putting on display as well. This doesn’t just mean that you have to be stick thin or super muscular, but more about achieving your best look that’s suitable for your body type. Here are some ways on how you can jump start your summer-ready body:
Eat in Moderation – Crash diets never work in the long run nor is it good for your overall health. Start getting in on a healthy diet by eating in moderation. You can start things off by gradually lessening your portions, especially for carbs and those that contain so many calories. Also cut back on the junk and sweets, and consider any of our Easy Exchange Foods, such as our Hunger-Control Protein Chips, On the Go Bars, and Hunger-Control Shakes.
Identify Problem Areas & Highlight Best Assets – We all have our fair share of problem areas on our body. For example, you might have great-looking legs, but have a rather flabby tummy. Upon adapting a workout regimen, customize it so it would cater to focusing on toning your tummy, by doing more cardio and some ab exercises. And in dressing up, choose styles and designs that would highlight your best assets, such as by wearing loose shirts and short shorts that would put the spotlight on your gorgeous gams.
Pay Attention to Your Skin – Skin care is also just as important come summer time. Sun exposure contributes to skin aging, therefore it’s imperative that you arm yourself with the necessary skin care products to counter its effects. We have several moisturizers that you can choose from, as well as our Sport Shield with SPF 45 UV protection, which should be with you everywhere you go this summer season.
Medically reviewed by Jay J. Garcia, MD on April 20, 2014
Karen Eisenbraun is a certified holistic nutrition consultant and writer with a background in digital marketing. She has written extensively on the topics of nutrition and holistic health for many leading websites.
Karen received her nutrition certification from the American College of Healthcare Sciences in 2012. She follows a ketogenic diet and practices intermittent fasting. Karen advocates a whole foods approach to nutrition and believes in empowering yourself with information that allows you to make smarter decisions about your health.