If you’re insecure about swanning around in your bathing suit in a month’s time, we have some pointers for you…

  1. Don’t even consider a crash diet. You’ll end up feeling horrible and chances are good that you’ll gain back the weight (and then some) by New Year’s Eve. Make small changes instead like swapping fizzy drinks and coffee for water, and having salad as your side dish of choice.
  2. Get active in small ways to tone your body. You might not lose much weight initially, but you’ll look firmer and feel more confident. Find a street with a hill and walk up it every day, or tread water in the pool instead of just lounging about.
  3. Vigorously massage your body when you apply lotions and oils – the increased circulation will assist with toning your skin and improving the appearance of cellulite.