It is halfway through February and we all know what that means – only a few weeks to get that beach body you’ve been telling yourself you’d have by now. Toward the end of winter, many of us face this dilemma coming off from the holiday season and having packed all those calories from Christmas week and New Year’s celebrations.
Don’t worry, there’s still hope. Before you run to the nearest Walgreens for diet pills or schedule an appointment at a detox spa, look into this safe and natural way to lose weight and feel great.
Natural Ways to Lose Weight
Our body is an amazing machine but it’ll only run efficiently if it’s taken good care of, of course. Here are some natural ways that you may follow to keep yourself fit:
A Balanced Diet:
If you start eating a balanced diet of six small meals a day, matched with plenty of fiber and water, your body will start its own all-natural detoxification causing you to lose weight fast. (The focus words here are ‘balanced’ and ‘small’)
Make sure to add to your diet healthy foods like herb teas, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other fiber-rich foods. Fiber-rich foods are important in promoting regularity. In doing so, your body will release the toxins from you body, and you’ll start to see results in only a week. This will become your natural detoxification that has no parallels.
Foods to Avoid:
As important as what you should eat is to remember what you shouldn’t. When starting your detoxification, decrease your fats and proteins (proteins you will still need in some form, of course, but fats you may totally avoid). Try to eliminate red meats and milk products.
The Importance of Water:
It is astonishing to see how most of are guilty of not realizing the true value of water simply because it is readily available (in some parts of the world, unfortunately, they don’t even have access to clean drinking water, but that’s another very important story on its own). So, drink water, lots and lots of water. Drink water on the hour every other hour and watch in weeks as your skin begins to glow and your body starts to slim.
Any kind of advice on losing weight would be incomplete without the inclusion of some form of exercise in it. Hence, the final ingredient to this all-natural and healthy way to get your beach body is exercise. Don’t feel, however, that you need a gym membership to get the body you want. Try using a workout video at home, or simply doing at home exercises. A few ideas for easy-to-do home exercises are sits-ups, push-ups, running in place, walking and jump roping.
You’re only weeks away from a clean and healthy body, so take these steps and let your body do the work. And, oh, don’t forget to prepare your summer clothing containing cotton materials to let your heated body breathe through. Also, it’ll be time again to replenish your bathroom cabinet with a sunscreen lotion of at least a SPF 30 strength.