Summer is nearly ready to make its grand entrance, but if your figure isn't quite ready to come out of hibernation, don't worry. It's completely possible to snag a better body in just two weeks. And we're not suggesting speedy juice detoxes or cutting out entire meals. Instead, try this positive approach that streamlines your diet and incorporates simple exercises so the moment June arrives, you'll be ready to grab your sunscreen, slip into your bikini, and head for the beautiful beach or poolside chaise.
Here's how it works:
Slim Down Your Meals :
Cut out alcohol, soda (carbonation causes bloating), chemical sweeteners (even those in gum, which may cause gas and cramps), white flour, excess salt, red meat, saturated fat, and processed foods. Limit yourself to one cup of coffee a day.
Replace refined carbohydrates like white bread, white rice, and sugar with whole-grain brown rice, oatmeal, or wheat bread. "Never cut out carbohydrates completely," explains Keller. "If you don't have a sustained energy source, your body will burn muscle for energy.
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Select Exercises That Actually Work:
Change your exercise routine often, and increase the intensity, not the duration. "If you always do the same thing, you won't see big changes," says Tanya Becker, director of training at Physique 57 in New York .
ARMS: With your hands on the seat of a chair, fingers forward and legs straight out, lower yourself a few inches and return to the starting position. Do two sets
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