How To Get Bikini Ready For Summer
When you can wear a bikini confidently at the beach, you get to enjoy the sand, water, and heat fully instead of worrying about how you look. Following are 5 ways on how to get bikini ready for summer so that this summer the main focus is on having fun.
Tackle Your Hormonal Issues
Before you do anything else, tackle any hormonal issues that you may be having. If you have any hormonal issues, then things like fat storage, energy level, sleep, mood, and digestion will all be affected negatively. And that means that your weight loss efforts will be affected negatively as well.
Go to your doctor to discuss any issues you are having and possible hormonal imbalances that could be causing it. It is important to note that hormonal issues can go on for years without demanding much attention from you, but they can still effect your weight loss efforts negatively.
If you are not keen on exercising, then it is time to start changing your attitude towards it. Studies are finding that exercise has more of an influence on your weight than previously thought. And, even if you are thin, you can look bad in a bikini if you are not toned. A toned body can only be achieved through exercise.
“Without [exercise], only a portion of your weight loss is from fat — you’re also stripping away muscle and bone density.” – Huffington Post
Get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per day and try to do resistance training at least 3 times per week for 20 minutes. If you want better results, then double or triple that amount.
You don’t have to give up all the foods you love, but you do have to stop eating too much of the foods you love. Your body knows when it has had enough, but often the message of fullness is ignored because the satisfaction of the taste outweighs that message.
“We often overeat in 100-or 200-calorie increments, which over time adds up to a weight gain that seems like a mystery to the eater.” – Cooking Light
Eat The Right Foods
Counting calories is out and paying attention the food you eat is in. The problem is that certain foods don’t react with your body well, and you have to pay attention to that fact.
For instance, a fried cheese stick is going to react very differently in your body than a carrot. Moreover, a synthetic substance is going to react differently than a natural substance. When you eat foods that your body recognizes and knows what to do with, digestion and metabolism are able to do their job well.
It is not just enough to eat the right foods that are ‘right’ according to popular theory. Your body may interact differently with a food than other people’s bodies. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to what food works well with your body and what food doesn’t, and then choose foods that make you feel good, alive, and energetic.
Let Go Of Stereotypes
Lastly, when you hold on to images that are in magazines or the media, getting your body ready for summer can become very stressful. There is no doubt that women think they are fat when they are not. Moreover, many women feel that their body does not live up to a standard that dictates whether or not you can wear a bikini. All of this can cause a lot of stress and cause being obsessed with weight and measurements.
Stress is bad for your weight and your overall health. When you are stressed, cortisol is released, and that is a hormone that can make fat loss, especially in the belly, hard. Not being able to achieve the body you want can cause more stress, and a vicious cycle can follow.
Your focus for a bikini body should be a healthy body, not a ‘perfect in every way’ body. When health is your focus, the perfect body for you will follow.