30 Ways To Getting You Beach Body Ready In 30 Days - Part 2/2

11/07/2017 12:04 BST | Updated 11/07/2017 12:04 BST

15. Increase Muscle


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Your body burns more calories maintaining muscle than it does maintaining fat. Therefore the more muscle you build, the more calories your body will naturally burn each day on its own. Make sure to include strength training as a feature of your exercise regime along with cardio to accomplish maximum results from your workout.

16. Enjoy A Handful Of Almonds


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Almonds can help ward off hunger, provide a slow release of energy and stop bad cravings. They are a good source of healthy fats - in particular monounsaturated fatty acids helping your body feel satisfied and active.

17. Sacrifice Socialising


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With only 30 days or less to go until your holiday, any slip up can be stressful and demotivating. You know yourself better than anyone, would you be able to resist that glass of wine or will you be enticed by the smell of food? Sticking it out is the toughest test and sacrificing socialising may help avoid temptations.

18. Eat More Greens


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Cabbage, lettuce, spinach, celery, broccoli, peas, beans, peppers and more. There is a variety of choice with regards to your greens. Including this as part of your diet will add to your fibre intake keeping you fuller and diminishing hunger spikes between meals.

19. Nibble Dark Chocolate


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Studies have demonstrated that eating small quantities of dark chocolate as part of a healthy diet could help aid weight loss. The sweet treat has been found to help lower blood sugar, improve metabolism and curb your desire to reach for those comfort foods.

20. Use Your Own Body Weight


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Are you ready to burn fat and tone your entire body by using your own bodyweight? The variety of exercises include squats, lunges, triceps dips, plank, jumping jacks, push ups and more to explore. The exercises require strength of multiple muscle groups - get your heart pumping and burn huge amounts of calories.

21. Keep Satisfied With Lentils


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Lentils are a good source of protein to keep your body strong and help maintain lean muscle mass while you get more fit. They are low in fat, provide minimal amount of calories per serving and keep you feeling full.

22. Drink Less Alcohol


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Consuming alcohol not only contributes to your calorie intake but has a tendency to increase appetite and reduce your will-power. Begin by making small changes to drink less, cut back and start seeing the impact.

23. Listen To Music


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Music can turn out to be incredibly addictive, so can your workout! Make a playlist of motivational songs and see your exercise regime as a positive part of your daily routine. Listening to music can be a good powerful distraction to keep you sticking at it for longer.

24. Keep Enjoying Your Coffee Boost


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Coffee contains caffeine, therefore drinking a cup of coffee an hour prior to your workout can give you the boost you need to increase performance. You are more stimulated for your workout, last longer and therefore may burn an extra few calories.

25. Master Power Walking


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No requirement for a gym or a fitness coach. Step up the pace and walk faster for longer to burn fat effectively. Speeding up and power walking could burn double the calories than simply taking a stroll.

26. Spoon Some Yogurt


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A pot of yogurt contains calcium and an increase in calcium can also directly reduce belly fat. It can improve digestion and bowel health ensuring you stay your best during your journey to lose weight.

27. Power Up With Protein


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As you get in shape and your exercise regime intensifies, it is crucial to support your body to keep fighting. Protein is broken down into amino acids to repair tissue, provide energy and keep the immune system functioning properly. High protein foods include fish, soya, lean beef, chicken, eggs, lentils, beans, pulses and more.

28. Sleep


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Studies have shown that those who get enough quality sleep are more likely to shed those pounds quicker than those who don't. The National Sleep Foundation's recommend 7-9 hours of sleep.

29. Keep Hydrated


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Getting enough water is critical to successful weight reduction. Water helps to cleanse your body, aid digestion and just generally helps you feel healthier. Dehydration can cause you to eat more so ensure to fill up throughout the day.

30. Embrace Your Body


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Put an end to body shaming and trust in the power of your mind. Believe in yourself and set reasonable goals you feel certain you could accomplish. No matter the size or shape you are, thinking positively will keep you dedicated and focused to shift those pounds for your holiday.

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