The start of summer should be an exciting time, but for many of us, we're too nervous about having to get into a bikini to be excited about warm weather and days spent at the beach. Just because you've tried and failed to get a bikini body in the past doesn't mean that it's too late for you to accomplish your goal of getting a great summer body. Here's how to drop the weight for bikini season once and for all.
Ditch Fad Diets
Any diet that tells you that you have to eliminate an entire food group in order to lose weight is lying to you. Losing weight isn't about cutting out certain food groups. Instead, it's about cutting down on your overall caloric intake. A person who ate 1,300 calories worth of candy bars would lose more weight than a person who ate 3,000 calories worth of fruits and vegetables. Toss the fad diet books in the trash and instead opt for a free calorie counting app.
Exercise Daily, But Mix Up Your Routine
Ignore ads for fitness videos that say that you have to do the same program on a daily basis for months to see results. Daily exercise is a great way to lose weight, but doing the same thing every day leads to boredom, which can lead to a person getting frustrated and quitting their new exercise regimen altogether.
Instead of doing the same thing over and over again, try to do something new each day. This will keep you excited about fitness. Perhaps on a Monday you go for an intense run, do some soothing yoga on a Tuesday, lift weights on Wednesday, take a cycling class on Thursday and attend dance lessons on Friday. This sort of schedule will not only help you to lose weight, but it will keep you excited about and interested in fitness.
Get The Right Nutrients
Supplements and vitamins can be an integral part of any weight loss plan. Vitamins and weight loss tablets aren't a replacement for proper exercise and diet, but they can help to speed the whole weight loss process along. This is essential when summer is fast approaching and you want to get results quickly. Just be sure to always know what you're taking and consult with your doctor if you're not sure whether or not a certain supplement is right for you.
Everyone is capable of achieving a great bikini body. The difference between people with fit bodies and those without isn't about genetics, but rather about discipline. If you stick to your goals and commit yourself to diet and exercise, you can get the results you want.