Six Wholesome Ways To Get A Bikini Body Fast
Last updated on : June 30 2019
Every year we feel bloated and guilty because we’ve snacked more than we should and skipped days in the gym as fall and winter settled into our lives.
However, as the weather warms up, we begin to frantically search for ways to get back our bikini body as quickly, affordable, and effectively as possible.
Are there tips and tricks to help us fit into our favorite sexy bikini again? Absolutely.
At The Kewl Shop, we believe in more holistic approaches to embracing one’s health and achieving the bikini shape we want. With focus and dedication, you can have the body you’ve always wanted through essential preparation, eating well, and getting some exercise.
Here are six steps to get you going fast.
1. Eat And Drink Right
If you are overweight and you want to lose some of it before summer, you'll need to watch what goes into your body from now onwards.
Low-carb diets rid your body of excess water fast and give you desired results in days. Perfect when you're in a rush to show off a slimmed-down shape.
However, some people can’t stick to a specific diet, whether it’s because of the boredom, or because they enjoy eating so much. The good news is that you don’t have to be in a restrictive eating plan to achieve your summer body goals.
Here are some tips you can follow to lose weight fast, without dieting.
- The first one is to drink a lot of water daily as it will make you feel full, it helps with digestion, and it’s great for your skin to appear glowing and healthy.
- Make sure the food you consume is unprocessed, low in sodium, and good for your health. It also helps if you eat slowly and chew your food several times before swallowing to raise your satisfaction from the meal you are having. Chewing enough will eventually decrease your calorie-intake without even trying.
- Don’t skip breakfast. It’s important to eat breakfast at a particular time every day and to make sure that it’s high in protein. Skipping breakfast will only slow your digestion, eating a breakfast that is high in protein will reduce your cravings and help to curb your hunger.
- Incorporate more soluble fibers into your meals to make sure you regulate your bowel movements.
- If you are a coffee drinker, take your coffee without any added sugar or cream. Coffee is very efficient when it comes to losing fat and raising metabolism.
- Make sure to cut on your alcohol intake to lose the beer belly and to achieve the flat stomach of your dreams.
It’s essential to change your mindset about the foods you consume, but it’s even more important to think about quantity and quality.
You need to be aware of the claims diet foods make. Often they are high in sugar and sodium even more than regular food. Restricting your eating plan to only diet food can do more harm than good because we tend to consume more diet foods than healthy foods due to our dissatisfaction.
2. Tone Up
Although diligently watching what you eat will get you a long way to a slimmer beach body, toning up with an exercise regime will get you closer to perfection.
To get a show-off bikini body start an exercise regime that combines cardio and weights for maximum impact.
Consider also targeting the parts of your body that matter most to you with exercise. If you want to get a sexier booty - do more squats. If you're going to keep your waistline trim - consider a range of practical abdominal exercises.
Some people enjoy hitting the gym. Some people find it a horror show filled with anxiety and judgment. It’s okay to fall in whichever category. The important part is to identify which type you are, so you can draw a map that fits your preference.
If you hate the gym, there are other ways to get active and tone up without buying a gym membership or putting pressure on yourself.
Try Zumba, Pilates, dancing, yoga, go jogging or running, or any activity that will get the job done without making you miserable. Even housework or gardening will get your energy levels up and prime you for more laborious exercise.
Finding the perfect way for you to stay active will not only give you a healthy and robust body, but it will make exercising a habit - and will prepare your body for physical beach activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and diving.
3. Prepare Your Skin
One of the most critical issues we face in the hibernation season is our dry skin.
Preparing your skin for the swimsuit season is easy if you follow a few steps and create a daily skin care routine out of them. Of prime importance are exfoliation and moisturizing.
The first step to getting rid of dry winter skin is exfoliating. Exfoliating will help you get rid of all the dead skin cells that are dulling your complexion.
Choosing a good scrub depends on your skin type, whether it’s dry, oily, or combined. Make sure to test the scrub on a small area first to see if it will irritate your skin.
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a scrub, you can always mix ground coffee, raw sugar -brown sugar is the better option- sea salt, and a few drops of your favorite oil.
With time, you will be able to determine the amount you need for your whole body.
While scrubs work great for our bodies, it’s essential to realize they might not work great for our faces. Face scrubs should be gentle and not irritate the skin.
Next, you should focus on adequately hydrating your skin and moisturizing it well.
Try moisturizing on damp skin after your shower. It's a habit that will do wonders for your skin. Your skin will appear healthier, more glowing, and you might notice a considerable reduction in stretch marks.
After waiting for your skin to absorb the moisturizer, go the extra mile and apply your favorite oil on top of it to seal in the hydration. You can choose between coconut oil, olive oil, Jojoba oil, or grapeseed oil for maximum hydration.
Moisturizing helps to get better tanning results because moisturized skin tans better than dry skin. Dry skin tends to be flaky, which results in losing your tan in no time, unlike hydrated skin.
4. Get Rid Of Unwanted Hair
Regardless of gender, most of us don’t want to take any winter fur to the beach.
There are many ways to rid yourself of the unwanted hair that’s bothering you. However, picking the most comfortable and convenient way will help your skin stay silky smooth during your vacation.
Many think that shaving is the way to go, but it’s very short-lived, unlike waxing, which will give you satisfying results for up to three weeks. But waxing can be painful.
Try an epilator, they are convenient, you can easily carry them in your bag, and most importantly, the results can last from 3 to 6 weeks depending on the nature of your body.
It's essential to use epilators correctly, from all the steps that go into choosing the perfect epilator for you, down to ensuring the silky-smooth finish you are dreaming of and want.
The cool thing about epilators is they combine the convenience of shaving with the results of waxing without having to endure the unbearable pain - or spending a lot of money every time you want to remove your body hair.
5. Wear A Swimsuit That Suits You
Bathing suit season requires a swimsuit that suits you.
You might think that all swimsuits are the same, small triangle pieces of clothes. However, the cut and the color can make a huge difference in how they flatter your body.
Other than how the bikini looks, it’s vital to test how comfortable it is. If you are active on the beach, supportive tops and full bottoms will suit your needs best. On the other hand, if you're looking to show off and turn heads, a bandage swimsuit (pictured above) is a must.
Apart from your swimwear, make a shopping list with all the items you are going to need such as waterproof equipment including a waterproof camera and a speaker, flip flops, a light beach bag, a swimsuit, and a cover-up, etc. Then you can check off any item that you purchase without wasting stealing time from your bikini store sessions.
Lifehack: If you are allowed to try on bikinis in the store, this means that other people might have tried them on too. Make sure you are always wearing your underwear before trying out new swimsuits. And that you always wash purchased swimwear items thoroughly before wearing them.
6. Acquire A Safe Tan
Being exposed to the direct sunlight for a while can do more harm than good, and we don't recommend it at all.
By tanning for a long while, you are exposing yourself to premature aging, wrinkles, or even skin cancer. So it’s best to choose a sunscreen with an SPF that is 30 or above when exposed to the sun.
However, there are many safe alternatives to protect yourself from the sun and still get the sunkissed glowing skin of your dreams.
The points below are the minimum considerations summarized from Medical Daily.
Exfoliate and moisturize before you go into the sun - Exfoliation removes dead skin cells evening out your skin tone. Moisturized skin holds your tan better than dry, flaky skin and to a degree protects.
Wear a sunscreen - You can still tan with a sunscreen, and it's far better for you than tanning without protection. Appropriate high SPF factors also allow you to spend more time in the sun prolonging tanning time. Make sure to put on your sunblock at least an hour before you expose yourself to the sun.
Limit time in the sun - Tan gradually in small time exposures, to maximize the longevity of your tan and eliminate sunburn. Limit yourself to half an hour to an hour a day in the sun. Half an hour is sufficient time for your body to build up its melanin levels and avoid you getting a sunburn.
Watch the daytime hours - The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says UV strength is most significant from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during sunny summer days. Avoid these times.
Wear shades and a hat - The skin around your eyes, including your eyes themselves, are delicate to UV rays. Failure to take proper care can result in the development of eye diseases like cataract, age-related macular degeneration, and eye cancers.
Allow recovery time - Remember to give your skin time to repair itself after a day out in the sun and before trekking outdoors again. And apply adequate moisturizer to keep your skin supple and your tan fresh.
Notwithstanding the above, we recommend avoiding the sun altogether. If you want to look tanned at the beach, you can always mix your favorite bronzer or highlighter to your body lotion and apply them all over your body to look glowing without breaking a sweat.
Preparing yourself for summer need not be a chore.
Consider the necessities of adjusting your diet to slim down, getting exercise for the perfect toned look, avoiding sunburn, and choosing the right swimwear to stun and turn heads - and realize that these are all healthy amendments to a lifestyle.
Turn the experience into an empowering experiment to fill you with confidence and the way you tell your story. It’s never too late to start loving our bodies.
However, don’t stress yourself out over the small stuff and enjoy your time at the beach. In the end, it is about confidence and your level of self-love.
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