Spring is in full swing and summer time is fast approaching. For many, this means weddings, BBQ’s and trips to the shore. Are you bathing suit ready? Whether you want to lose two pounds or twenty, AboutCurves has some tips to help you on your journey.
Tip #1 – Set a goal and post it where you can see it every day. When you see it right away in the morning, it will start your day off in the right mind set. Post it on the bathroom mirror, the refrigerator, or your computer monitor.
Tip #2 – Plan your meals and make a schedule. This way you know exactly what you need when you go to the store and you won’t over shop. Also, when you schedule your meals at home you are less likely to stop for fast food or go out to eat, because you know you have food at home.
Tip #3 – Make snack packs for work. Put together veggies, fruits, and nuts and take them to work with you. This way, when you get hungry, you’ll have a healthy snack and not be tempted by the vending machine.
Tip #4 – Eat breakfast every morning. This will jumpstart your metabolism and give you energy for your day.
Tip #5 – Exercise 10-15 minutes every day. If you get up and move you burn calories. Take the stairs instead of the elevator at work. Park at the opposite end of the shopping mall and walk fast. Walk around the block every night after dinner. Every little bit helps.
Tip #6 – Make healthy substitutions when you go out to eat. Change out the French Fries for vegetables or brown rice.
Tip #7 – Find a diet buddy or friend to talk to everyday. Calling, emailing, or texting holds you accountable with the choices you make. It’s also great to give and receive words of encouragement.
We hope these tips will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and make you bathing suit ready. So, get out there and have a fun and active summer with your friends and family.
Return to the Curvy Angle blog for plus size women.