Bikini season is almost here and there is no time like the present to get your body bikini ready. Instead of a fad diet that’s going to leave you hungry and angry, we’re going to look at how you can get bikini ready in three months.
1. Reduce-Calorie Plan
To burn the fat and get rid of the bulge you will need to adjust your calorie intake. How much you should consume will depend on your goals. 12 to 24 pounds is a safe amount to lose over a three-month period, and you can do this by decreasing your calorie intake by 500 to 1000 calories. Women need to make sure they eat at least 1200 calories a day. Keep a food diary before you start reducing your calories so that you can figure out what your normal intake is, and then reduce that number by 500 to 1000 calories.
Calories may play a big part, but the food you choose does as well. Several studies have been performed that found a link between processed foods like potato chips, soda, and deli meat. Weight loss is more likely when you consume whole grains, yogurt, veggies, nuts, and fruits. It’s easier when you eat low-cal foods that are also filling.
3. Sample Meal
It is a good idea to space out your meals in a way that you won’t get hungry. For example, if you should consume 1500 calories each day, try to eat 425 calories meals and snacks around 100 calories. Breakfast could be a six-ounce container of Greek yogurt with some fresh berries and whole-grain toast with some peanut butter. Then for lunch, you could have a salad made of mixed greens, bell peppers, cucumbers, grilled tuna, walnuts, strawberries, and low-fat dressing. For dinner, you could have veggie lo-mein. During the day, you could have a snack of plain Greek yogurt. You could also have a banana or some whole-grain crackers with peanut butter.
4. Tone and Trim
You’re going to need to exercise to help tone up your body. It is best to aim for 30 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio exercise five days a week. This can include a fast-paced walk. Also, add two days of strength training. Make sure you have a snack within 30 minutes of your workout.
Follow these four steps and you will have a bikini-ready body in no time.