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Losing the baby weight

How to Get Ready for Summer

Summer is round the corner, and we have already experienced a brief heat wave a few weeks back. Yes, it’s once again time for shorts, tank tops, bikinis and swimming trunks. It is also time to prepare the body to drastically decrease cellulite and fat deposits and look good in skimpy clothes! Here are some of the most important things to keep in mind and try to observe to get the best results as quickly as possible.

Drink more water and eat your water too. That’s a weird sentence, but I’ll explain. Eating water-rich fruit and vegetables is a productive way to consume water that skin cells require to keep a healthy structure. Staying hydrated makes cellulite less noticeable by evening out the skin’s surface. Cucumbers, tomatoes, watermelons are a few of these water rich foods.

A healthful diet coupled with regular exercise, focusing particularly on glutes, tummy and thighs will help prepare for a less dimpled appearance in summer. Targeting the fatty deposits by doing the appropriate workouts will lessen the appearance of cellulite, apart from improving muscle tone.

My next point is quite obvious, however, it needs to be said nevertheless! High-fat, high-carb, high-sugar foods and drinks make cellulite more visible, and therefore are a big no-no, not only for body image, but for your health in general. Decreasing alcohol intake, due to its sugar levels, should also be considered.

Avoid yo-yo dieting, as it strains the skin’s elasticity. Therefore, regular exercise routines are a clever way to maintain consistent weight, and also keep your skin in shape.

Try to stand taller and activate your core muscles. Think tucking your hips under and tightening your stomach as though you are about to be punched. Improving posture will immediately make you look thinner and train your body to hold everything in once you are in a swimsuit. When standing, stand straight and hold everything. When sitting, pull your shoulders back and use your stomach muscles.

My final point, which I believe should be adhered to all year round, by everybody, is to reduce stress, or at the very least keep it to a minimum. There are some things about our body that we have no control over, like the aging process, or hormonal changes following pregnancy. Obsessing over a problem you have no control over will only increase your stress levels. So instead of obsessing or stressing, take simple steps to help your body as much as possible.

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