7 Expert Tips to Get Your Body Summer-Ready

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"Do a little internal spring cleaning by drinking lukewarm (not hot) water with juice from a half or a whole lemon in the morning before you eat or drink anything ... more 
Photo by: Courtesy of Amber Anderson
"Do a little internal spring cleaning by drinking lukewarm (not hot) water with juice from a half or a whole lemon in the morning before you eat or drink anything else. Lemons are a natural diuretic, so it helps your body to flush unwanted materials out of your body, stimulating your liver, maintaining urinary tract health, and promoting clearer skin."

"Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which aids in fighting off hunger cravings. In addition, the high alkaline content of lemons aid in faster weight loss. The refreshing scent of lemons in the morning is also energizing, brightens your mood, and helps you to clear your mind as you prepare for a challenging workout routine - and busy day at work."

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Wed, May 1, 2013 11:04 AM EDT
By Rebecca Taras, Refinery29



Listen up: Just because beach weather is a few weeks away does not mean you have to go on a crazy crash diet. Instead, we suggest you take action with these expert-approved tips to get your body (and mind!) in tip-top shape - the healthy way. From inspirational eating ideas to quickie workout secrets, consider this the ultimate countdown-to-summer fitness cheat sheet. Follow this advice and swimsuit shopping will be a breeze.



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