5 Post-Winter Tips to Help Get You in Shape for Summer
With summer just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about the diet and exercise changes you can make to have your body trimmed, toned, and ready for beach season. Start implementing these small tips and tricks now and with regular SculpSure non-invasive fat reduction treatments to help reclaim your body confidence and achieve your dream physique.
When we eat according to the seasons, we secure fresher produce with a higher nutritional value. Fruit and vegetables that are currently in-season help to support your body’s nutritional needs at the relevant time of the year whilst keeping you fuller for longer and reducing the need to snack throughout the day. Citrus fruits like grapefruits, oranges, and mandarins are delicious and make you feel less bloated, making them great go-to snacks for spring. Try adding a few slices of lemon to your water to help kick-start your metabolism and reduce sugar cravings throughout the day.
Another great way to detox your system after winter is to eat colourfully. Start loading up on veggies that are packed full of protein such as leafy greens like kale, spinach, artichokes, or broccoli, and legumes like lentils and chickpeas. These are great stomach-filling additions with fewer calories and an abundance of minerals and vitamins. Sweet potatoes are also a great vegetable to try, as they are full of fibre, iron, and vitamins A and C. get even more colourful with your plate by adding capsicums, purple cabbage or corn.
If you are finding it hard to stick to a diet or find that you are prone to snacking throughout the day rather than having full meals, try to eat at home with your family, friends, or flatmate. Studies show that eating dinner as a family is not only great for your relationships, but can also help you make healthier choices when you are taking the time to prepare nutritious meals that you can enjoy with someone else.
The biggest cause of weight gain in the cooler months is due to our tendency to indulge in comforting foods like warming stews or hearty casseroles. These types of foods are high in calories and while they may feel good at the time, more often than not, leave you feeling sluggish and bloated afterwards. Spring is a great time to start swapping out these meals for fresher healthier alternatives like a vegetable soup, salad bowls or zucchini noodles.
The introduction of weight training is a good idea in spring given it tends to burn more calories at rest than traditional cardio and is a great way to shake up your gym workout and to tone your over-all physique.
Yoga or Pilates are also wonderful forms of exercise to consider as they help to strengthen your core and work different muscle groups.
Whilst eating well and exercising more will lead to greater health and wellbeing overall, sometimes there are stubborn pockets of fat such as your abdomen, flanks, thighs, upper arms and under the chin that can’t seem to shift no matter what you do.
Everybody’s bodies and goals are different, that’s why SculpSure body contouring offers customised treatments to help you achieve your desired summer body sooner, safely, and more effectively. FDA-approved and TGA-listed, SculpSure works to gently heat and destroy unwanted fat in problem areas without surgery or injections. Treatments are as quick as 25 minutes, with minimal to no downtime, so you can have a procedure done in your lunch break and return to work post-treatment. Combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, your ideal SculpSure results will be long-lasting.
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