You are an athletic girl and despite several efforts you have not managed to eliminate everything you have left over. But do not despair, you can still change some things in your diet to get rid of the rebellious extra fat. Here are some tips to help you achieve that bikini body!
1. Start the day with an empty lemon juice.
The lemon is a good diuretic and helps you avoid fluid retention, also increases energy and helps you cleanse toxins and purify the body, favoring the metabolism of extra fats. Incorporate foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids into your diet every day. Although it may seem a contradiction to you, these fatty acids help you to burn fats and you can find them in foods such as blue fish (herring, sardines, mackerel, salmon, emperor, etc.) in nuts and linseed.
2. Alternate different types of tea and infusions throughout the day.
Red tea for breakfast, green tea for lunch, rooibos tea for training, and chamomile or lemon balm for after dinner. Unsweetened infusions provide no calories and instead have phytonutrients that improve metabolism and digestion, promoting weight loss.
3. Consume fruit before training.
Between 10 and 15 minutes before going to the gym or swimming, cycling or running, take a banana, some grapes, an apple, etc. the fruit that you digest best in a short time. The contribution of energy and vitamins and minerals helps you train more intensely and burn more fat per exercise.
4. Eat at least one apple a day.
The apples with skin are one of the most popular fruits and with more advantages at the time of losing weight, they contribute soluble fiber to fill you and that you do not peck and potassium that helps you to eliminate liquids. In addition, they have the advantage that they take up little space in your bag and can be carried anywhere.
5. A natural yogurt or two a day.
Natural yogurts without sugar are the best source of living bacteria to repopulate your intestinal flora, not only help you digest and improve absorption, but therefore help you eliminate the gases and belly. If you go to bed every day with a few centimetres more than when you wake up, there is nothing better than yoghurt after dinner or between meals to lose your belly.
6. Distribute proteins and hydrate well.
In each main meal you have to combine proteins, fats and carbohydrates but the proportion must vary throughout the day. Breakfast should be the meal richest in carbohydrates with fruits, whole grains, whole breads, combined with healthy fats such as olive oil and proteins such as tuna, serrano ham, or salmon. Food should combine hydrates such as pasta, rice, potatoes, legumes, etc. with low-fat proteins such as lean meats, eggs or fish. And dinner should provide light hydrates such as cooked vegetables or lettuce salads with satiating proteins such as grilled chicken breast, grilled fish, hard-boiled egg or French omelette or light cheeses.
7. Investigate the origin of your food cravings.
When you feel like taking something special between meals, think before you eat it. If you feel like sweets, your diet may be very low in calories and you may have hypoglycemia, so you should eat more than 5 light meals a day to maintain constant glucose levels. If you feel like salty, it’s usually that you have some dehydration and need to drink more water or liquids with salts such as isotonic drinks or homemade lemonades.
8. Get into the habit of drinking a glass of milk before going to bed.
You can even have some defatted cocoa if you train every day. Milk provides you with proteins for nocturnal muscle regeneration and cocoa flavonoids antioxidants. In addition, milk gives you tryptophan that will help you sleep better and prevent you from getting up without energy and not perform in training and pecking between hours.
Follow these guidelines, and add some daily physical and abdominal workout. You’ll get that bikini body!