Tuesday, June 28, 2011

7 Steps to Great Abs for Your Beach Wedding and Honeymoon

The pressure is always on to tighten and tone before your wedding day, but it's even more pronounced if you are planning a beach wedding or honeymoon. Because there's a good chance you'll be spending a significant amount of time in your swimwear, and otherwise more scantily clothed in beachwear, it may seem like an extra challenge to get that perfect beach body with all the other pressures of planning a wedding. Follow these 7 tips to have you rocking that white wedding bikini proudly!

  1. Limit sodium to avoid bloating: Because salt and sodium cause water retention, high-sodium foods are one of the highest perpetrators when it comes to stomach bloat. Try to limit the amount of salt that you consume and stay hydrated to help flush out excess fat and toxins. 
  2. Switch up your exercise routine: It's easy to stick with the same tried and true workout routine once you've mastered it. But to achieve optimal results, you'll want to try different workouts to keep your body on its toes. 
  3. Don't forget about fiber: Eating high-fiber foods promotes digestion, and helps you flush excess waste and fat out of his system. 
  4. Include Cardio: Diet and strength training aren't enough to get your abs looking their best, make sure you incorporate cardiovascular exercise as well. 
  5. Include the RIGHT cardio: Just because you exercise doesn't mean that you are going to lose weight. If weight loss is one of your goals, make sure your heart rate stays in the optimal 'fat burning zone' while doing your cardio exercises. This optimal zone is 65% of your max heart rate and to determine your max heart rate, take 220 less your age. 
  6. Avoid fad diets & late night munching: Always eat breakfast and and have a small snack every 3 hours. Also avoid eating heavy meals in the evening. 
  7. Age is just  a number: While it's true that your metabolism slows as you get older, this doesn't mean that you can't lose the weight. INcreasing lean muscle mass will help your body burn more calories and fat around the midsection.

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