So, if you’ve had my newsletter you will have read that the recent influx of sunshine has left some women panicked!
Firstly, it is a shame that this is the case because we all know that the sun makes us feel good.
Secondly, it is only April and there is still plenty of time to make dramatic changes to your diet and lifestyle for the good of your health and to get you on your way to achieving that summer body!
So, what can you do NOW to help ensure fat loss in time for Summer?
1) Drink more water
With the temperatures rising, it is important to ensure you are well hydrated. You should be drinking a minimum of 2 litres of fresh drinking water per day for optimum health and wellbeing. Drinking water not only helps vital organs carry out their necessary functions but it flushes out toxins too. A lot of the time we have cravings and hunger pangs is actually because we are dehydrated. Drinking enough water each day will also stop you overeating.
Yes, that’s right sleep. Sleeping and resting allows our bodies to repair and recover. When women don’t get enough sleep, the hormone cortisol causes us many pesky problems. Not enough sleep, coupled with stress, causes cortisol levels to rise. Cortisol is the ‘stress hormone’ and is secreted during the body’s ‘fight or flight’ response to stress. Higher levels of cortisol lead to increased abdominal fat which is associated with a variety of other health problems in the body. So, get the recommended eight hours of sleep, try not to stress and your cortisol levels will reduce.
3) Incorporate weight training into your exercise plan
Don’t just rely on cardio to keep that body fat away. Participating in cardio based exercise burns fat for up to 12 hours afterwards. If you incorporate resistance training into your plan, your body burns fat for up to 72 hours afterwards as it works on repairing the muscles following training. Want to know more about why women should do weights? Read my recent blog post here.
4) Eat a rainbow
All of my clients, whether one to one or part of my Group Personal Training course benefit from my nutritional training too. I have seven key principles which I get my clients to follow. One of the easiest to remember, which is why I’m sharing it here, is to ‘eat a rainbow’. Now I don’t mean trying to find something coming from a cloud and opening your mouth, hoping for the best. I’m talking about a variety of different coloured fruits and vegetables (organic where possible). We are told to get our ‘five a day’ for essential health but why stop at five? In Japan, the recommended number of fresh fruit and vegetable portions is 17! Make sure you give your body essential vitamins, nutrients and micronutrients with a varied healthy diet.
5) Give it three weeks
Just three weeks, or 21 days. That’s all you would need to give me in order to show you all the secrets to successful fat loss. My B-Fit B-Fabulous 21 Day Weight Loss Plan is a fat busting detox that GUARANTEES a 8-14lb weight loss or you drop a dress size in 21 days. But don’t let me tell you about it, see the results for yourself. I have many clients who have successfully completed the plan with incredible results. That summer body doesn’t have to feel so far away!
Gemma completed the B-Fit B-Fabulous 21 Day Weight Loss Plan
Others who have had fantastic success with the plan: