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3 Tips For Getting in Shape This Summer

As the summer months approach, many of us find ourselves getting ready to hit the beach.  

As such, some of us may find ourselves with quite a bit of work to do. If you're like the rest of us, chances are you did a little indulging during the holidays.

Don't worry, help is on the way. It's completely possible to get summer ready—all you have to do is know the right tips. If you're ready to get into shape and look fabulous this summer, then look no further than these methods.

Incorporate More Movement

Going to the gym is certainly helpful, however, it isn't your all-in-one solution. Many people make the mistake of going to the gym once a day, and spending the rest of their day sitting in one place. It's much more effective if you spend the majority of your day incorporating movement into every activity that you do. 

Perhaps you walk to work, or perhaps you do some work in your yard. Activities like cutting your grass is no small feat, and neither is walking long distances. If you can manage to incorporate movement into all of your day instead of just one part, then you can double the effectiveness of your workouts. At the end of the day, it's all about total calorie burn.

Cut Out Alcohol

Even though you might love your evening glass of wine or cold beer, the truth is that it's not doing you any favors calorie-wise. Not only does it add extra calories to your total daily intake, but it can also hinder your judgment. If you're feeling a little tipsy, you may be more tempted to eat greasy or fat-heavy foods

If you're looking to get in shape and lose weight as soon as possible, then a great place to start is eliminating alcohol. Try to commit for as long as you can, and you'll find that your weight loss efforts will pay off much faster.

Plan Your Meals

It's not always easy to make healthy choices on the fly. If you can manage to plan your meals ahead of time, You can eliminate the temptation of making unhealthy choices when it’s mealtime. All it takes is a little planning and preparation, and you can make a world of difference in your overall diet.

If you’ve never tried out meal planning before, the great news is that there are all sorts of resources to get started. There are many blogs dedicated solely to meal planning tips and recipe ideas. Try it out for a week, and you want to see that you make healthier choices, but it’s also much more affordable when you have a specific grocery list to follow.