Eat Your Way To a Beach Ready Body
For many of us this could be the umpteenth time we’ve woken up & said “darnit, today’s the day I’m going to start getting my body in beach ready shape” but it’s likely that it just didn’t happen as it should have.
So even if it didn’t work out last time, the good news is that getting your body into beach ready shape does not have to involve endless sit ups or ab work.
In other words you can’t out run a bad diet so being active doesn’t give you the freedom to eat junk food.
In fact, eating natural wholesome foods works really well in helping you lose the flab or muffin top without having to count calories.
1. Do Not Go On a Diet
A diet may provide short term results but they’re notoriously difficult to maintain and any weight that you actually manage to lose usually creeps back on & before you know it you’re back to your original weight (if not over it).
A better dietary strategy is to embark on a healthy eating plan (such as Paleo or Banting) that allows you to consume as much wholesome real food as you like without the danger of gaining weight or feeling hungry.
2. Go On Eat Some Carbs
Anyone who’s trying to manage their body weight is told to avoid carbs like the plague however you can eat the good ones.
However, only choose carbs from the earth which means no simple carbs including pasta, breads, rice, rusks, muffins, biscuits and definitely no breakfast cereals or sugars.
Healthy carbs you should eat include organic vegetables, salads and some fruit in moderation.
3. Drink Water
Drinking plenty of water won’t make you bloated, however not drinking enough could cause you to retain water under the skin giving you a puffy look.
Drinking green tea is also good but definitely no fruit juices or soda drinks.
4. Eat Good Fats
Including healthy fats in your diet is not only good for you, but also helps keep you from getting hungry.
These good fats include avocados, oils such as virgin coconut, olive and flaxseed oil, raw nuts and seeds as well as fish which are rich with lovely omega-3.
5. Eat Protein
Include protein in your diet which can be found in eggs (yes, with the yolk), red meat, poultry, fish, nuts and seeds but no soya.
6. Be Active
we’re genetically designed to be active & our bodies thrive on it so find an activity that you enjoy & makes you happy.
Whether it’s a kettlebell workout, jogging, playing tennis, yoga, frisbee or hiking just make sure you enjoy it enough to want to do it regularly.
It is important to get at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep helps speed up your metabolism & restore your body’s energy levels.
Sleep deprivation could cause weight gain & disrupt your brain’s ability to flush the toxins from the body.
8. Go Green
Try to eat something green with every meal.
According to the USDA, green leafy vegetables are packed with antioxidants & contribute towards cancer prevention & weight management as well as regulating your digestive system.
9. Trust This Lifestyle
If you adapt to this healthy lifestyle by eating right & being active you will reap the rewards of enjoying renewed vitality & slim body.
Remember, your dietary choices will account for 80% of your success or failure in getting your body into shape.
So whilst exercising regularly will help you tone & build muscle strength and generally contribute to your overall health & fitness, it is what you eat that will ultimately determine your body shape.
So to get that slim sexy beach ready body you will need to eat real, nutrient dense foods for every meal.
Two low-carb eating plans that can help you achieve this are;
- Banting Diet Plan (excludes all carbs but includes dairy)
- Paleo Diet For Weight Loss (excludes dairy but includes healthy carbs)
PS. Getting Into Shape Isn’t About the Amount You Eat, But All About What You Eat!
This means that if you are eating the right type of healthy, nutrient dense foods, you won’t have to restrict yourself.
In fact by eating right, there’s no chance you will over eat as you’ll feel satisfied after mealtimes without experiencing those hunger cravings and wishing for more.
A healthy, weight shedding eating plan eliminates addictive foods that cause weight gain & obesity.
To make it easier for you to stick to a healthy eating plan…