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GETTING SWIMSUIT READY

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by Tamara Cruz

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Here we are again, trying to get swimsuit ready for summer! 

Every year we read through the latest fitness articles to get ready. 

Here are some of the tips and information I would like to share with you to get ready for the swimsuit  season of 2014. 

Visualize yourself at size you would like to be and write it down. Make this a realistic goal for yourself to  achieve in about eight weeks. Locate out an old picture of yourself or someone else who inspires or  motivates you. Put this picture in a place you will see every day, whether it’s on the mirror in your  bathroom or on the door of your refrigerator. Using visualization techniques and putting your thoughts  into action make results happen faster.

My most important tip forgetting swimsuit ready starts with what you put in your body. Achieving fitness  goals derives from 80% diet and 20% exercise. Exercise is extremely important and an absolute must, but  if you’re putting the wrong foods and drinks in your body it is irrelevant on how much exercise you do to  achieve a healthy and lean physique.

Here are some things to focus on in terms of nutrition:

Stay away from processed foods. Aside from containing a large amount of salt more importantly many  processed foods contain a heavy amount of chemicals that are foreign substances to the body. They  create toxins in your body which in turn will create waste. Waste equals weight.

Try to keep your diet high in fiber. This will also help with the process of elimination and get rid of excess  weight.

It is important to keep a diet that is high in protein for increase in Lean muscle which will help the body  burn fat. You should aim for .5 to 1 gram of protein per LB of body weight.

Fibrous carbohydrates, carbohydrates get a bad rap but they are absolutely necessary as part of your diet.  Carbohydrates are fuel for the brain as well as the body and will help you to actually get a better work out  and you will burn more in the long run.

And last but not least try to get in as many fruits and vegetables into your diet as you can. They are also  loaded with enzymes help regenerate cells.

Try to focus on fresh fruits. Pineapple is one of my favorites which will help reduce inflammation in the  body.

Drinking lots of water helps flush out toxins in the body and helps rid our system of excess water  retention. Aim for drinking half at least half of your body weight in water. Try adding a little Cayenne  pepper and some lemon to mix things up a bit. Cayenne pepper helps to speed up metabolism and  lemon will balance your pH out as well as help detox the body.

To speed up weight loss due to a limited amount of time to achieve your desired size, increase your  cardio to 45 -60 minutes five days a week and strength training 2 to 3 days a week. Rotate the types of  cardio you’re doing to avoid getting bored.

If you’re interested in receiving some more information or would like to have a meal plan designed for  you, feel free to contact me via my website at TamaraCruz.com. “For your Healthy Eating  Inspiration” Tamara Cruz , Mulata9@hotmail.com. 

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