3 things to avoid for a beach body

3 things to avoid for a beach body

Summer is just around the corner and if you're hoping to lose some weight, gain some confidence, or a bit of both, then this blog is for you. Rather than indulging in "crash" or "fad" dieting, in order to lose weight and stay healthy, there are a few foods you should simply reduce dramatically, or avoid altogether. Couple this with a little bit of exercise and you will be on the road to a healthier and slimmer you!

Fried foods

What do fried chicken, chips, wings, etc. all have in common? They’re all deep-fried in oil. Yes, we can't deny they do taste good, but their crispy texture adds tons of fat and calories. That's due to the fact that up to 25% of the oil we use to fry these foods is directly absorbed by the food. If you want to show off your muscles and trim body at the beach this summer, then try skipping the fried foods and opt for grilled or baked options instead. You'll look better, and you will feel better too. It's a win-win!

Processed junk-food

While these foods may taste good, they are “empty calories” which basically means they offer no nutritional value or benefits to your body which leaves you hungry and unsatisfied, thus craving more food! These foods typically have a higher sugar content which isn't good for your health and can increase your risk of heart disease. If you need a snack, choose fruits, nuts and similar items which are bikini and heart friendly!

Sugary drinks and alcohol

Fizzy drinks like lemonade, iced coffees, and alcoholic beverages are staples for the summer months, especially during warm weather get-togethers. However, we aren't saying you need to completely remove these from your diet. Rather you need to make smart choices. Choose diet drinks when you want an ice cold fix, choose skimmed milk with your coffee, and stick to your recommended daily amount when it comes to drinking alcohol.

Everything in life is about moderation, and if you are craving junk food, rather than give into your cravings, give yourself a little bite. When you are feeling hungry, drink water before you eat, as dehydration can often be misinterpreted for hunger. Remove these common food groups from your diet now, and by summer you will look and feel better!