As you are probably aware, I am on a mission for the ultimate beach body. It has been quite a while since my last beach body post, but seen as it is nearing the end of summer I thought I’d list a few of my favorite tips. After all, there is no better way to spend the last rays of sunshine than sat on the beach being the centre of attention! I cannot say it has been easy, because it has not, but I have enjoyed it so far. Enjoy!
Eat Little & Often
What I find hard about dieting is cutting out the food. What I suddenly realized when I began this routine was how much food was in my head. I am one of those people who like to eat at regular intervals during the day, so I needed a diet that fit my needs. Thankfully, I came across the little and often diet and never looked back. The meals are still healthy, but you just have more of them. So, instead of three square meals, you have six smaller meals to help restrain your appetite.
Don’t Eat After 8
The time does fluctuate depending on which version you read, but the principle is the same: after 7-8 o’clock, your body starts to shut down. From a dieting point of view, that is a bad thing if you are still consuming calories. Your body won’t have time to break them down, and they will get stored as excess fat. Eat a while before bed and keep away from those pesky snacks. If you do snack, make it a piece of fruit or something that is low in fat.
Use Top Quality Equipment
Before I started taking exercise seriously, I used to think that any old equipment would do the job. So, instead of investing in the best products available like the experts at Master of Muscle suggest, I continued using old running shoes and things of that nature. What I have come to realise is how limited that way of thinking is and how it limits your ability to hit your goals. For starters, if you are not comfortable, you are not going to work out as often as you should. Plus, the best equipment is there for a reason: to get the most from your workout plan. One tip I now tell everyone is not to put money before their health. As long as you can afford it, of course.
Take It Slowly
There will be a temptation to want short-term results. However, it is quite a long process. At least, it is a long process if you do it correctly. When you take your time, you give yourself a better chance of succeeding.
Get Plenty Of Rest
Sleep is your friend. When we sleep, we let our bodies recover from the rigors of the day, and we now know that recovery is incredibly important. Sleep also helps relieve stress and other ephemeral conditions that we cannot quite see concretely. Tiredness and tension will only lead to one thing: a failure to work out. As soon as you stop exercising, your dreams for an ultimate beach bod go down the drain.
If I find any more, I’ll be sure to post them as soon as possible.