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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

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3 Proven Ways to Prepare for Your Summer Body

3 Proven Ways to Prepare for Your Summer Body

Summer in Florida can be described in four words: sun, beach, and bathing suits. Warm weather calls for bikinis and boardshorts in the summer sun. Everyone wants to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. If you’re planning on spending your summer at the beach and you want to look and feel your best, keep reading for three proven ways to prepare for your summer body.

Meal Prep

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Meal preparation is a proven way to shed fat. Not because you burn calories while doing it, but because you’ll eat out less often. If you’re a business person or a parent, it can be difficult to prepare meals daily. Something you can do to make your life a little easier is meal prep every two to three days. This is a much more manageable schedule and your meals will still be fresh and flavorful. Meal prep is even a great way to make traveling with food allergies during the summer less stressful!

Each one of your meals should be made up of 4-8 ounces of protein, minimal complex-carbohydrates, healthy fats, and tons of vegetables. This is the essential fat burning meal guideline. You might even consider taking advantage of weight loss infusions to increase your metabolism and boost your energy, enabling quicker fat loss and a better exercise routine.

 

Blast Your Body

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Do cardio! One of the best ways to burn fat is to practice High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). This entails 10-15 second sprints at 100 percent intensity following 45-50 seconds of rest. Repeat this 20 to 30 times for the ultimate fat burning exercise. When you train this way, you’ll burn fat during your workout and even long after.

Weight lifting is your friend! Want to have toned arms and sculpted legs? You need to lift weights. Ideally, your workout should consist of 3 to 5 sets of 10 to 12 reps. A summer body essential will always be a flat stomach and abs. The saying is true – abs are made in the kitchen. But, the definition you’re looking for will come from weighted ab exercises.

Ladies, lifting weights will not make you look manly. In fact, it’s a proven way to prepare for your summer body. Don’t be intimidated to pick up the dumbbells or go to the squat rack. If you’re looking to grow your glutes for the summer, you definitely should be squatting a solid amount of weight. Start with body weight and then slowly increase to the squat bar, and then slowly begin to add weight. You will see glute growth in no time.

 

Drink Less (or Not at All)

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Even though alcohol itself contains no fat, it causes you to gain fat. This is because when alcohol breaks up into either fat or acetate when it’s digested. The fat enters the bloodstream and is stored wherever you hold fat. Acetate is taken into the bloodstream and is used as your primary energy source. So instead of burning fat as fuel, your body is relying on acetate for energy. This causes the surplus of carbs, protein, and fat circulating in your body to convert to fat and deposit itself on your body.

Alcohol is empty calories. If you can’t cut it out completely until summer, try to cut back to once or twice a week. If you replace your alcohol intake with hearty and healthy meals, you will get to eat more and look better.

So there you have it, three proven ways to prepare for your summer body. Apply these tips to your daily life and your dream summer body will be a reality. GMP Medical is dedicated to enhancing your health and well being. Find out more about our unique weight loss services and book your appointment today!

February 25, 2018 11:46 am
Categories: Weight Loss