By Alyaa Sadek
Lying snug under our blankets, watching movies, with a cup of hot chocolate in one hand and a bowl of popcorn in the other. These are some of the reasons why we fall in love with winter’s coziness. But then, spring comes along; we start dreading trying to lose the weight that we’ve accumulated. So here are five ways to start getting your beach body ready for summer.
Eggs for Breakfast
Research has shown that having eggs for breakfast not only makes you eat fewer calories throughout the day, but also helps you lose a significant amount of body fat. They will also provide you with all the nutrients that you need for a good exercise
5 to 6 Meals a Day
It’s been confirmed that having five to six meals a day, helps in burning more calories than if they had been eaten over the course of three meals. So plan ahead, and distribute your calories wisely along the day. Eat what you crave every now and then, but with caution.
Resist Junk Food
Junk food is always tempting when rushing and wanting something quick and tasty, but definitely a set back to achieving the best body form. We crave what we eat, so if you start eating healthy, you’ll start craving good food. Silencing the mind is key, until your body can adopt the new healthy life style.
Fat Burning Intervals
Whether you want to get fit in a short period of time or to squeeze a workout during a busy day, high intensity interval training is the perfect workout for a tight schedule. It will not only help in burning calories, but it will shock your body into a hyper drive state. This means you will be burning more fat and calories for the next day rather than working out at a steady pace.
Fats are an important component of a complete healthy diet; although they take longer to break down in the stomach, they do control blood-sugar levels, keep the skin soft, deliver fat-soluble vitamins, and are an essential source of energy. They're good for cravings, but you will want to eat healthy fats such as nuts, avocados, olives, and salmon. These foods are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants.
Mix up Your Workout
Most of us do the same mistake of getting into a weight-loss phase, which means your body gets used to a certain workout and becomes inefficient to burning calories. That’s why the more we become persistent to loosing fat without changing our mindset, the more stubborn our body fat becomes. If you mix up your exercise routine, it will surely give you a quick boost to getting the perfect beach body.