Lose Those Last 10lbs Before Jetting Off On Vacation!

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A vacation is the perfect chance to relax and unwind, let your hair down and have some fun. Chances are, it’s something you’ve been looking forward to all year. You’ve probably already been hitting the gym and cleaning up your diet in anticipation of squeezing into a bathing suit, but if you’d really like to drop that final bit of weight there are things that can be done! The last thing you want when you go away is to feel self-conscious, so this last extra push to look your best is well worth the effort. Here are a few things you could try.

Up Your Activity

Firstly, upping your activity will help you to burn through calories as well as tone up your muscles- giving you the best possible shape. If you’ve been going to the gym three times a week, try increasing this to five days. If you’ve been sticking with the equipment that you’re comfortable using, switch it up. Push yourself hard and really sweat it out. Within two weeks you will be seeing and feeling the difference! Companies like 24 Hour Fitness are open 24/7 so there’s no excuse not to squeeze those workouts into your routine.


Do a Fruit and Veg Cleanse

If you want to keep it super simple, cutting everything out of your diet except for fruit and vegetables really works. You can make smoothies, soups, you can enjoy crunchy salads and stir fries and much on whole pieces of fruit and vegetables. You don’t need any special equipment, just head to your local market or grocery store and stock up on fresh produce. You will give your body a huge boost of vitamins and minerals, and it’s a great way to drop those last few pounds.


Try a Tea Detox

Tea detoxes are all the rage these days, and for good reason. They’ve been shown to boost metabolism, cleanse the body and contain a range of herbs and ingredients which can benefit the body when it comes to losing weight. Companies like Skinnytea also include an eating plan to follow along to while you drink the tea, which is useful if you’re unsure of where to start. You can expect to drop weight and reduce bloating, so you’re bikini ready when you arrive at your destination!

Try Fasting

The benefits of fasting are now well understood. Scientists have now shown that ‘starvation mode’ is just a myth, you won’t gain or maintain your weight by stopping eating and as you would expect you will lose both weight and water. If you have the willpower, it’s perfectly safe to fast for a number of weeks (once a year is fine) otherwise you could fast for a few days. This will put your body into a state called ‘ketosis’ when the body has no food for fuel it will start metabolizing its own fat meaning weight loss for you. When you’re done with your fast, gradually start to introduce foods back into your diet again. If you keep your carbohydrates low, you will stay in ketosis and continue burning fat even after you start eating again.

It goes without saying that these methods are a quick fix. In the long run, you need to be eating a healthy balanced and varied diet to ensure your body can thrive. But if you want to lose a few pounds quickly, they’re effective methods you use!

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