Last updated on Aug 16th, 2018 at 10:19 am

We are around three months away from the beginning of beach season, so it’s time to shape up a little so you look your best in your bathing suit – and your skimpier summer outfits

If your tummy has expanded a little over the cold winter months, then you might be looking for some help to get it back into tip-top shape for summer.

NOW is the time to begin! You have a few months to jump-start your healthy eating and weight-loss plan so that you don’t turn to a dangerous and ineffective crash diet a week before your summer holiday.

Remember, weight loss is a long-term thing. You won’t drop five kilogrammes in the next two days. And you certainly won’t keep it off if you don’t change your daily eating and exercise habits.

Your goals ARE achievable! So don’t get demotivated just because they take time. The investment in your health and weight loss will have LONG-TERM benefits. Not just for the summer season, but for your overall fitness into old age and your general quality of life.

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Go on, start now… you CAN do it!

Here are some tips to help you start your journey towards your weight-loss goal:

1. Get your eating sorted

Let’s start with the obvious basics.

The thing with getting into summer shape is that if you’re not eating the right foods (healthy ones) in the right quantities (think ‘smaller than you imagine’) then you’re not even leaving the starting line.

You need to focus your diet on vegetables and fruits, unprocessed starches, whole grains and legumes, and a little animal protein and dairy. If you can get that sorted and  moderate your portion sizing you’re winning the most important battle.

Click page 2 below to find out how to start burning more calories…

 

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